Over the last few years, LG has garnered a reputation for updating their Android devices at a significantly slower pace than nearly all of their competitors. With Google I/O 2020 now on the horizon, most likely bringing the next major Android version, LG has finally announced a timeline for more of their devices to get the Android 10 update, including the LG V50 and G8X ThinQ.
Back in December, LG began to roll out the official version of Android 10 to South Korean-based G8 ThinQ phones following a brief beta program. During this time, LG also launched an Android 10 beta for the beefier V50 ThinQ. Now we’ve learned that the South Korean variant of the V50 has started to receive the stable version of Android 10 as early as last week.
Wow, I wasn’t expecting Android 10 for the V50 for another 3 months.
The LG V50 ThinQ 5G has endured a stop-and-go release schedule. In the midst of growing pains with South Korea’s next-gen cellular grid, the company pushed its original home market launch date of April 19 by nearly a month. Sprint, the U.S. carrier that claimed the early lead on the device, started sales on May 31. We knew that Verizon would also take up the V50 this “summer,” but it wasn’t until now that we learned it would be this week — on the last day of spring. Read More
Verizon will start selling the LG V50 ThinQ on June 20 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Verizon’s Galaxy S10 5G is officially launching today, making it the first carrier to market with a 5G phone in the US. Sprint isn’t far behind with its LG V50 5G, today announcing that it would be available for pre-order tomorrow. Plus, for a limited time, Sprint is slashing 50% off its lease price.
The V50 5G is priced at $24/month for 18 months with zero down for Sprint’s Flex lease plan, adding up to $432 over the 18 months. Read More