LG V40 ThinQ Android Pie update enters T-Mobile testing

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We’ve seen several Samsung devices get updated to Android Pie in recent months, and now it looks like T-Mobile is nearly ready to treat an LG flagship to a piece of Pie.

T-Mobile’s Software Updates support page now shows that the LG V40 ThinQ update to Android 9.0 Pie has entered the “T-Mobile Testing” phase of the software update process. That’s the second of T-Mobile’s three update phases, in-between “Manufacturer Development” and “Complete”. During its testing phase, the update goes through T-Mo’s certification process to try and make sure that it works smoothly and doesn’t have any major bugs.

There’s no word on exactly when the LG V40 ThinQ will actually begin getting its Android Pie update, but this news does mean that we’re one step closer to the rollout.

The LG G7 ThinQ is also expected to get an Android Pie update from T-Mobile, but it’s in the “Manufacturer Development” phase, so you G7 owners will be waiting a bit longer for your slice of Pie.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • Android_God

    Hopefully this means the V30 is next!

    • Glenn Gore

      At this point, I really don’t think the V30 will ever see an Android OS update. I have owned mine for a year and a half and haven’t seen one yet. Pie has been out for over a year now and both LG and T-Mobile have been “testing” it for that entire time with no results. The situation is totally laughable, ridiculous, and should be completely embarrassing for both of those parties as well as Google. No amount of Treble or Treble-like program has had a bit of effect. The fact that Android OS updates still cannot be delivered to customers on a reasonable basis is the biggest downside of being an Android user. I am about to be become an ex-user due to this ridiculous situation.

      • gramps28

        I’ve had my V30 for over a year , came with Nougat and got upgraded to Oreo in May of last year. I can see one more upgrade to Pie but it will be after June.

        • Glenn Gore

          Great, you’re running a two year old version of Android and are happy with that situation. Oreo was released in March of 2017, over two years ago, to developers and carriers. You were upgraded more than a year after that date. My point is that it should NOT take a year for a manufacturer or carrier to “test” and re-write Android to work in ANY phone

        • gramps28

          What carrier has released Pie on the V30?
          I was just responding to your post about never receiving an OS update on your V30 when I went from Nougat to Oreo on my phone. You’re reading too much into my response.

        • Glenn Gore

          I don’t know if any carriers have or not, they probably haven’t, but as I said, that’s not the point. The point is, why does it take a year or year and a half or two years, or longer for a manufacturer or carrier to “test” an OS release before it is released to users, or why is it never released? We aren’t talking about ancient phones with ancient technologies, we are talking about phones that were released maybe 6 months before an OS update is released to the public. I can’t believe that the processors and chips in those phones are totally incapable of running a current version of Android. Maybe I am wrong.

        • gramps28

          I had a Nexus 5X I never had a problem with and when it was upgraded to Oreo I had constant freezing and reboots even after a factory reset.

          If you go to the Tmobile forums and everyone is complaining about not having the latest OS and when their phone gets updated they hate it and want to revert back.

          I’d rather have a stable version of an OS as long as they keep the security updates updated.

        • Glenn Gore

          I would assume the updates that were causing problems for them are the ones the manufacturer and carrier put out that contained all the “special apps” that relate to the manufacturer and the carrier, that can include loyalty apps, various forms of media players, non-standard web browsers, several different chat apps, etc etc. Those are the prime culprits that cause these problems. A plain Android OS update probably would not cause those problems. It is crapware like that that Android is rife with.

        • SirStephenH

          All the things you listed don’t cause those kinds of problems, it has to do with the update itself. You seem to be forgetting that every update has to be tailored to the hardware it’s expected to run on, that’s where these problems pop up.

        • marque2

          Nexus 5 phones were prone to that – that is how the boot loop sequence started and about two months later you can never boot up – I had 4 Nexus 5x phones and 3 had the problem. (Note 2 we’re replacement phones)

        • SirStephenH

          It’s supposed to be updated within the second quarter which ends at the end of June. I’m guessing it’ll be mid June.

      • T Redd

        I still don’t understand why carriers have to put Their hands on the updates. Not to mention the boat ware.

        • Glenn Gore

          My point exactly! My V30 came with a whole folder of T-Mobile apps, none of which have any value to me. Maybe to others, but I doubt it. It also had a batch of apps that LG had added that have no value, duplicates or alternate versions of basic phone functions. Crapware or bloatware, take your pick on what to call them, they pale in the utility and functionality of normal apps. One has so assume that figuring out how to include them with a Pie OS update is the reason T-Mobile and LG, have taken over a year so far in getting the Pie update out. So far in this discussion, no one has yet to address this problem, thank you for acknowledging it.

        • teaReactor

          Visual voicemail, video-calling, spam block(?), other carrier-dependent functionality/protocol updates… other than that, the rest is bloat.

          Keeping in mind if they remove any functionality after an update that tends to piss some people off. The better option is no carrier flavored ROMs, but then people will be like why doesnt this phone do what my ATT/VZW/Buttmobile phone does, has this feature, etc… and thus the cycle begins anew. Would be nice though when you pick up a phone if you could opt on setup for Vanilla ROM, but then that means they will now have to test two ROMs not just one… in other words, as it is now is the most realistic because people will never happy.

      • SirStephenH

        Haven’t seen an update??? Oreo rolled out a year ago.

        Treble is only required on devices that SHIP with Oreo or above. Since the V30 shipped with Nougat, LG wasn’t required to and hasn’t implemented Treble on it.

        If fast updates are important to you then get a Pixel or a One+, otherwise this update schedule is pretty standard among all manufacturers.

      • g2a5b0e

        Pie was officially released in August of last year, so it’s only been about 8 months, but other than that, you’re not wrong.

    • SirStephenH

      Yeah, I’ve been waiting on Pie on my V30 too. It’s looking like probably mid June. They said second quarter so that would be the end of June at the latest.

      • N9NJA

        Fiscal Q2 ends in July…

  • Darryl Mouzone

    I have an LG V40 and I’m not excited by this news. I’ll still probably be waiting for another month or so for the update to finally roll out. LG takes forever to roll out updates to their phones.

    • SirStephenH

      As long as there aren’t any problems found the update would likely roll out in around a couple of weeks. If T-Mobile finds problems then yeah, it’ll probably be a month or more.

  • Jay Holm

    Is the G7 everrrrrrrrr going to get upgraded to Android 9.0?

    • norcal64

      I’m beginning to lose hope… This also makes me wonder how regular security updates in general are going to be rolled out for the G7 in the future. LG is really dropping the ball here – I’ll need to think long and hard about buying another LG phone in the future.

  • T Redd

    Carriers shouldn’t have their dirty hands on updates in the 1st place.

  • N9NJA

    G7 version manufacturer development was done Q4 2018…

  • Chris T

    Well, here we are in mid-June with Verizon and AT&T rolling out the OTA Pie update. And from T-mobile…crickets…..