Update as of September 2: LG has released an update schedule for Q3 2020 majorly for the month of September detailing multiple smartphones and what updates they’ll get. It includes devices such as LG Velvet, LG X2 (2019), LG K30, LG V50S ThinQ, among others. The update plan is here so you can check it out now. [Source]
LG or LG Electronics Inc. is a multinational electronics company based in Seoul, South Korean. Founded in 1958 as GoldStar, Koo In-Hwoi was the founder of this company, which now has a revenue of 61.39 trillion Korean Won as of 2017. It entered into the smartphone industry in 2008 with LG Renoir and grabbed the first Android phone in 2009 with LG GW620 and has since released hundreds of smartphones and sold millions of units worldwide.
Google launched the final stable version of its tenth-generation Android 10 on September 3rd. The latest in the making, Android 10 has a string of features and matches the optimum level of sophistication when compared to all its predecessors such as Android Pie or Oreo or Nougat, etc. Earlier, the upcoming OS was to be named as Android Q, however, Google has declared “Android 10” as the official moniker as it is universally understandable and thus, will name the successors with similar numbering system.
Android 10 packs in a boatload of features ranging from Live Captions, Smart Replies, more AI-based functionalities, refined Google Assistant, revamped user interface and navigational gestures, and more. The upcoming firmware will support various accessibility functionalities while strengthening the system with a revamped permission-based model for apps and granting of access to various services and resources. Here are a few features that you must know.
Table of Contents
- 1 List of Android 10 Supported LG Devices
- 1.1 LG K42
- 1.2 LG K71
- 1.3 LG G8 ThinQ
- 1.4 AT&T LG G8X ThinQ
- 1.5 LG G8X ThinQ
- 1.6 LG G8s ThinQ
- 1.7 LG V40 ThinQ
- 1.8 LG V35 ThinQ
- 1.9 LG G7 ThinQ
- 1.10 LG G7+ ThinQ
- 1.11 LG V50 ThinQ
- 1.12 LG V50S ThinQ
- 1.13 LG G7 One
- 1.14 LG Stylo 5
- 1.15 LG Q70
- 1.16 LG Arena 2
- 1.17 LG Neon Plus
- 1.18 LG Prime 2
- 1.19 LG Escape Plus
- 1.20 LG X6
- 1.21 LG Q60
- 1.22 Released in the Year 2019
- 1.23 Released in the Year 2018
- 1.24 List of LG Devices That Don’t Support Android 10?
- 1.25 Released in the Year 2017
- 1.26 Released in the Year 2016
- 1.27 Released in the Year 2015
- 1.28 Why my smartphone isn’t eligible for Android 10?
- 1.29 What can I do if my phone is not supported with Android updates?
- 2 AOSP Android 10 for LG devices:
Android 10 Features:
Sound Amplifier: The feature adds boost, reduces background noise and delivers a premium noise-canceling feature on headphones paired up with your Android 10 enabled smartphone. it also reduces unwanted noises, grants a revamped UI to tweak into speaker and microphone settings for better user experience and more.
Family Link: Set up children’s devices with Family Link and you’ll get an added parental control over their devices. Set up ground rules, set screentime and other limits, moderate restrictive content, view app, and other activities and view their locations and more using this feature built into the Digital Wellbeing app.
Privacy Controls: The new OS has a revamped privacy control mechanism. The user can willfully grant access to any services to an app or he/she can allow it when the app is in use or deny it. Android 10 makes it easy to track web and app activities. It has an opt-out of ads retargeting option which is something a must-have on Android smartphones.
Gesture Navigation: One of the most contentious features is Gesture Navigation which replaces the usual navigation system on Android 10 with a direct iPhone-like approach although it is optional. It uses a slim bar on the bottom that users can drag to check without apps, view recent apps or go to the home screen while both left and right edges are programmed to go back although it depends on a few factors and thus, might differ from apps to apps.
Smart Reply: Already available with Android Pie, the Smart Reply uses AI to understand the context of the messages or emails received and prescribe a few templates as possible answers to send right away. With Android 10 in place, the Smart Reply will also prescribe actions such as a button to redirect to Google Maps if there’s any location shared with you via any support messaging apps and so on.
Dark Theme: Understandably one of the most awaited features is the Dark theme. It inverts the UI to black that allows lesser battery consumption while improving usage and relieves the excess stress excessive illumination that displays put on eyes. The feature is just one click away from activating on the go and has been seamlessly integrated with a plethora of apps on Android 10.
Contaminant Detection: Water or moisture or debris can cause a detrimental impact on a smartphone but not with Android 10 on-board. It is equipped with Contaminant Detection that detects these foreign agents & notifies the user and doesn’t pairs up with any accessories until the contaminants are removed.
List of Android 10 Supported LG Devices
The LG K42 packs in a 6.6” HD+ display with a 8MP front camera housed in a punch-hole. The back camera setup includes a 13+5+2+2MP quad-camera setup. The back panel has a Wave pattern with UV coating that looks pretty amazing. The device packs in a 4000 mAh battery under the hood and runs on a Helio P22 chipset with 64GB storage and 3GB of RAM. The phone is MIL-STD-810G certified for shock resistance.
The LG K71 packs in a huge 6.8” FHD+ panel with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. The device is powered by a Helio P35 chipset paired along with 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. A 4000 mAh battery provides the battery backup. The device is equipped with a Galaxy S9-inspired triple 48MP+5MP+5MP sensor while the front has a 32MP housed in a U-shaped notch.
LG G8 ThinQ
Update: As of January 10, LG G8 ThinQ on Sprint started getting its official stable version of Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 with build number v20d. Fast forward to the end of January, Verizon users started getting the update as well with software version number G820UM02A with December 2019 security patch. Stay put on this section as we will update whenever something for LG G8 ThinQ and Android 10 arrives.
LG G8 ThinQ is the only device that has been listed under Android’s Project Treble. It is the first from LG to get Android 10 and has already received 4 beta updates and gearing up for a few before it ends up getting Android 10 by the end of this year. The LG G8 ThinQ comes with the latest Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The device has a camera combination of its own Z Camera along with ToF and has advanced audio technology called Crystal Sound OLED. It comes with a single front and triple back cameras and has a magnificent 6.1-inch OLED display.
Update as of July 09: South Korean giant LG is planning to roll out Velvet UI based on Android 10 to LG G8 ThinQ and five others from the premium category. [Source]
AT&T LG G8X ThinQ
According to the latest updates, LG G8X ThinQ has already started Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 in Canada while it has been spotted on certain US carriers. Sprint in the US has already seeded an Android 10 update while the latest report confirms that AT&T users in the US have already started getting their share of upgrades on their LG G8X ThinQ. However, unlike an OTA update for stable or beta releases, AT&T users are getting the upgrade via LG Bridge software, and its rollout via OTA could start soon. Till then, check out this space for further updates.
LG G8X ThinQ
This one is for the unlocked LG G8X ThinQ as it has started getting Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 as an OTA update in Brazil. This means LG G8X ThinQ in Canada is receiving the update along with Sprint & now AT&T users via LG Bridge. This particular update for unlocked devices is being pushed through via OTA so it will take some time for all users to get it at least in Brazil at the latest. LG G8X ThinQ was expected to get the upgrade in Q2 2020 so although a bit late, it seems logical that the South Korean brand is releasing updates via OTA. Check out this space for more updates.
Update as of June 3: It was originally planned to get bumped to Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 in Q2 2020. Now it is receiving the upgrade although starting in batches and via OTA. You can check out the Settings >> System >> Software Updates to check if the update has arrived or not.
Update as of July 3: The LG UX 9.0 based on Android 10 for LG G8X has finally arrived in Germany so do look out for the OTA update.
Update as of July 18: The LG G8X ThinQ is finally getting its Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 in Japan via OTA weighing at 1.3GB and it was confirmed by a user in the country. [Source]
Update as of September 9: After various variants of LG G8X have already upgraded to Android 10 which includes Canadian, German, Brazilian variants, etc, the Indian variant is also getting the much-needed upgrade. Th eLG UX 9.0 based on Android 10 is arriving on Indian LG G8X via OTA and should appear on your device anywhere between a day to a few days given that OTA updates are notorious with their interception on all units. [Source]
LG G8s ThinQ
Update as of September 19: As per the Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 rollout scheduled posted by the company, the Indian LG G8s ThinQ is scheduled to get the Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 update from October 7, 2020. Note that this will be an OTA update and thus, you may have to wait for hours or even days to get the OTA notification for the same. [Source]
LG V40 ThinQ
As said, unlocked devices often get updates pretty quickly and it leaves a month of a gap for a carrier locked variant of the same phone to get its share of updates. I am talking about LG V40 ThinQ that has already rolled out Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 for its devices. Both T-Mobile and AT&T in the US have released Android builds as well. However, it leaves Sprint and Verizon that were earlier the last one to release the update. Based on the update received on June 6, Verizon has released software version number V405UA30a to its LG V40 ThinQ devices in the US. This also means it is not just Sprint left to push the update to the thousands and millions of devices out there.
Update as of July 09: Based on the latest update from an official community forum, LG Electronics is planning to roll out Velvet UI based on Android 10 on 6 premium devices and LG V40 ThinQ will be a part of it. [Source]
Update as of August 21: LG V40 ThinQ already upgraded to Android 10 a while now, however, not all its variants got the major update. Cut to now, the Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 is now rolling out for users in Europe bearing software version number V30b bundled along with the July 2020 security patch. The update was spotted by a Redditor in Greece and another in the Netherlands that confirms its rollout in Europe where users have been eagerly waiting for the update to arrive on their units. [Source]
Update as of August 31: Today, LG V40 ThinQ has started Android 10 based LG UX 9.0 in India. This comes way long after its other variants got the update. This was confirmed by a Redditor who received the update after he downloaded the same from LG Bridge. The update isn’t rolling out via OTA and thus, users will have to wait until they can get their hands on it via LG Bridge or OTA. [Source]
Update as of September 2: Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 is finally arriving on LG V40 ThinQ on Orange network in Poland bearing version number V30b weighing 1441.98MB. A user took it to Reddit to post the arrival of the update via OTA. [Source]
Update as of September 19: LG has already rolled out Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 update in India for LG V40 ThinQ users. Turns out it was rolled out to a limited number of users. As of now, LG has scheduled that LG V40 ThinQ will get Android 10 on a wider scale starting October 5, 2020. Given that the updates are usually OTA, it means users will have to wait for a few days to get their share of updates. [Source]
LG V35 ThinQ
LG hasn’t actually looked into updating its smartphones. Anyways, LG V35 ThinQ on AT&T has actually started getting Android 10-based LG UX 9.0. With software version number V350AWN30c, the South Korean company has been sending the update via OTA to a limited number of devices. This means a wider rollout will arrive soon. This will be its second & last major Android OS update.
Update as of July 09: LG is planning to roll out its much sought after Velvet UI to LG V35 ThinQ and 5 other premium devices. [Source]
LG G7 ThinQ
Talking about LG G7 ThinQ upgrade to Android 10-based LG UX 9.0, it seems like T-Mobile users have already started getting the upgrade sometime after LG released the update in its home country. Those with model number LM-G710TM are getting the update at 1.4GB in size. It will also include an April 2020 security patch and will be the last major OS upgrade that LG G7 ThinQ will get after it rolls out of two-years of supported phase. Moreover, check out for software version number 30d within the ‘Software Updates’ section for all unlocked and carrier locked LG G7 ThinQ variants in the country.
Update as of July 07: It was reported that LG G7 ThinQ will get Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 on the Fido network in Canada on June 23. Perhaps the update arrived on July 7 giving LG G7 ThinQ users on Fido the chance to upgrade their devices. This would still take a few days or even weeks before the update could arrive on all devices. [Source]
Update as of July 08: After Fido network rolled out the update, LG G7 ThinQ users in Canada on Freedom Network to have intercepted the update i.e. Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 although it is still days or weeks ago before you could get it because it is a staged rollout.
Update as of July 09: LG Electronics’ official Korean community forum states that LG is planning to roll out its new custom UI aka Velvet UI on LG G7 ThinQ although the timeline is not available. [Source]
Update as of August 3: LG G7 ThinQ has already intercepted Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 in many regions but not India. Apparently, LG has published official Android 10 kernel source codes for LG G7 ThinQ bearing model number LMG710ENW. This hints that G7 ThinQ in India is likely to get Android 10 pretty soon although there’s no official confirmation around it as of now. [Source]\
Update as of August 4: G7 ThinQ has already picked up Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 in most regions and carriers. The latest update has been rolled out for unlocked LG G7 ThinQ variants in Europe via OTA. The update bears software version number V30b and weighs at 1.7GB. It brings the firmware to the latest Android 10. It is also noted that LG G7 ThinQ is unlikely to get the next Android 11 upgrade since there’s no official announcement about it as such as of now. It is an OTA update and thus, it will take some time for users to pick it up. [Source]
Update as of September 19: The LG G7 ThinQ is slated to get Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 starting September 25. This update will roll out on its Indian variant and will arrive via OTA which means, users will have to wait until the update arrives as OTA updates are notorious for the delay that could be a few hours to a few days. [Source]
Update as of September 24: Today, the LG G7 ThinQ has commenced intercepting Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 bearing build number QKQ1.191222.00 in India2. The update is available via LG Bridge and the OTA rollout should begin soon. [Source]
Another update comes from Europe where the LG G7 ThinQ is getting the Android 10-asd LG UX 9.0 update bearing version V30b. The update weighs at 1.7GB and comes with an updates security patch with it. [Source]
Update as of September 25: One of the features that has been added on G7 ThinQ after its Android 10 upgrade is the Slidelight feature which is used as an innovative way to showcase notifications where a part of the screen lights up when a notification arrives. [Source]
LG G7+ ThinQ
Update as of August 3: The Android 10 for LG G7+ ThinQ is not widely available yet. However, a latest update confirms that the kernel for G7+ ThinQ with model number LMG710EAW is live along with LG G7 ThinQ that has already received Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 in many regions. The said model is sold in Hong Kong and elsewhere which hints that the Android 10 is coming on this device in other markets such as India although we will have to wait for the confirmation. [Source]
Update as of September 25: Another update today is coming from India where the Android 10 update is rolling out on LG G7+ ThinQ. This was confirmed by a few users on Twitter after they intercepted the update via OTA. [Source]
LG V50 ThinQ
Talking specifically about LG V50 ThinQ on Verizon, the device has started getting Android 10 based LG UX 9.0 across the United States. This applies for Sprint as it released the update in the country as well as European LG V50 ThinQ picked up their updates from Verizon as well. The update arrives with software version number G450VM20c along with an April 2020 security patch. For those who might have skipped or missed the notification of the update received, can check out by navigating to Settings >> About Phone >> Software Updates >> Check for Updates.
Update as of July 09: According to the latest update from LG Electronics’ official community forum, LG V50 ThinQ will get Android 10-based Velvel UI and in fact, it has already rolled out on V50 ThinQ in a limited quantity. [Source]
LG V50S ThinQ
As said, the stable Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 for LG V50S is already available in the home country aka South Korea. The same goes for LG G7 ThinQ although the latter has seen several updates over carriers as well. Just like LG G7 ThinQ, the Android 10 update with version number ending with 20e is getting the Android 10 update across all carrier-locked and unlocked models in South Korea.
Update as of July 09: Looks like LG is switching from LG UX to LG Velvet UI and LG V50S ThinQ will be one of the recipients to get it as per the official community forum of LG Electronics. [Source]
LG G7 One
LG G7 One belongs to the Android One lineup of smartphones and coincidentally, it is the only entry from the South Korean giant. No doubt it is slated to receive two consecutive major Android OS upgrades without any questions. The phone received Android 9.0 Pie back in November 2018 and it took the phone just a few months to get Android 10 update just after the latter was released officially. LG G7 One is already running on Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 with build number Q910UM30d globally via OTA.
LG Stylo 5
LG hasn’t kept pace with other OEMs when it comes to its software upgrades. Anyways, talking about LG Stylo 5 which for a good time after its launch was running on Android 9.0 Pie, is finally getting Android 10 on its Verizon, Metro by T-Mobile, and T-Mobile variants at least in the US. Verizon is seeding the Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 update as we speak. Metro PCS by T-Mobile is also seeding in the Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 to Stylo 5 devices with software version number Q720MS20a as per a Redditor who posted a screenshot of the same. Note that it is a staged rollout and thus, it would take days or weeks to arrive on your phone so be patient. [Source (T-Mobile) | (Metro PCS)].
Update as of September 22: Verizon in the US has updated the software update page for LG Stylo 5 according to which, the device is now getting Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 bearing version number Q720VS20a with August 2020 security patch with it. [Source]
Update as of July 13: There’s a good news for all LG Q70 users. The phone is finally intercepting its first major upgrade i.e. Android 10 via OTA in South Korea. The Android 10 is based on LG UX 9.0 stable upgrade and users will soon get a notification for the same. On the other hand, users outside South Korea will have to wait some more time to get the OTA update that is scheduled for Q3 2020 i.e. between July and September. Perhaps, it isn’t too much of a wait. [Source]
Update as of August 30: The latest update from LG is for LG Q70 locked with Telus in Canada as the variant is scheduled to get Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 on September 2. It will be a rollout in batches which means you will get the OTA update in a few days or so depending upon various factors. LG Q70 has already intercepted the Android 10 upgrade in South Korea and a few other features. It will get the update on Telus in Canada starting on September 2 as said above. [Source]
LG Arena 2
Update as of July 17: After much of a hassle, LG Arena 2 is finally getting Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 on its AT&T variant. The update bears software version number XX320APM20e and arrives with the May 2020 security patch. [Source]
LG Neon Plus
Update as of July 17: Another phone signed up under AT&T is the LG Neon Plus that is now getting Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 bearing software version number X320AM820e. It has a May 2020 security patch and weighs around 1.3GB in size. Look out for the OTA update to get it. [Source]
LG Prime 2
Update as of July 17: LG Prime 2 AT&T variant is finally getting its share of Android 10 upgrade flavored with LG UX 9.0. The update is arriving with software version number X30AA20e weighing 1.37GB and comes with a May 2020 security patch to go with it. [Source]
LG Escape Plus
Update as of July 20: LG Escape Plus is finally rolling out its Android 10 for Cricket Wireless devices as we speak. Although the company didn’t update its software update tracker at the time of writing this, Cricket Wireless has made it official anyway. The update should arrive over the air so do wait until it arrives.
Update as of August 3: After waiting for almost an year, the LG X6 in South Korea is finally getting its share of Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 upgrade via OTA. This will bring a newer OS on-board X6 which is also known as LG Q60 outside South Korea. Users will still have to wait until the update is pushed across South Korea. [Source]
Update as of August 3: The South Korean variant of LG Q60 has already received Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 earlier today. Although LG hasn’t confirmed any ETA to expect for rollout in other regions and markets, it is clear that the update is imminent and nearby so keep calm and watch out for updates. [Source]
Released in the Year 2019
|LG Style2||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG K12 Max||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG Stylo 5||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG W30 / W30 Pro||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG W10||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG G8s ThinQ||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG X6||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG Solo LTE||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG K8S||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG X4||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG K12+||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG V50 ThinQ 5G||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG K40||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG K50||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG K60||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG Q60||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG Q9 One||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG Tribute Empire||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG Aristo 3||It is likely to get Android 10|
Released in the Year 2018
Note that LG released tens of smartphones in 2018 with Android Nougat, Android Oreo and even Android Pie as their OS. However, since a smartphone can get a maximum of two upgrades only, those with Nougat will not get the update while those with Oreo might get the update although it isn’t engraved in stone since LG hasn’t posted an official list of Android 10 supported LG devices.
|LG X5 Android One||It will get Android 10 (Confirmed)|
|LG Q9||It might get Android 10|
|LG Xpression Plus||It might get Android 10|
|LG it V36||It might get Android 10|
|LG Phoenix 4||It might get Android 10|
|LG Rebel 4||It might get Android 10|
|LG V40 ThinQ||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG Candy||It might get Android 10|
|LG Stylo 4 / Stylo 4 Plus||It might get Android 10|
|LG G7 Fit / G7 One||It is likely to get Android 10*|
|LG G7 ThinQ / G7+ ThinQ||It is likely to get Android 10|
|LG Q8||It might get Android 10|
|LG Q Stylo+||It might get Android 10|
|LG Harmony 2||It might get Android 10|
|LG Signature Edition||It might get Android 10|
|LG K11 Alpha / K11 Plus||It might get Android 10|
|LG X Power 3||It might get Android 10|
|LG Phoenix Plus||It might get Android 10|
|LG Aristo 2 / Aristo 2 Plus||It will not get Android 10|
|LG Q7+ MT6750S||It might get Android 10|
|LG Q Stylus / Q Stylus+||It might get Android 10|
|LG Q Stylusa||It might get Android 10|
|LG X5||It might get Android 10|
|LG X2||It will not get Android 10|
|LG Q7 / Q7+ / mT6750S / Q7a||It might get Android 10|
|LG Premier Pro LTE||It will not get Android 10|
|LG V35 ThinQ||It might get Android 10|
|LG K30||It will not get Android 10|
|LG Risio 3||It will not get Android 10|
|LG K11||It will not get Android 10|
|LG Fortune 2||It will not get Android 10|
|LG K8+||It will not get Android 10|
|LG K9||It will not get Android 10|
|LG Zone 4||It will not get Android 10|
|LG X4||It will not get Android 10|
|LG V30S ThinQ / V30S+ ThinQ||It might get Android 10|
|LG K10+ / K10 / K10a||It will not get Android 10|
|LG K8||It will not get Android 10|
|LG Rebel 3||It will not get Android 10|
|LG X4+||It will not get Android 10|
|LG Tribute Dynasty||It will not get Android 10|
|LG Signature Edition (2018)||It could get Android 10|
|LG G6 (2017)||It could get Android 10|
|LG G6+ (2017)||It could get Android 10|
List of LG Devices That Don’t Support Android 10?
Released in the Year 2017
|LG G Pad F2 8.0||LG LS7 4G LTE||LG K7i Mosquito Away||LG V30 / V30+|
|LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus||LG Q8||LG Q6 / Q6a /Q6+||LG G Pad IV 8.0 FHD LTE|
|LG X Charge M322||LG X Charge||LG Exalt LTE||LG X500|
|Fiesta LTE / CDMA||X Venture||Grace LTE||Stylo 3 Plus|
|K10 Pro||Harmony||U+ Pad 8||K10 Novo / Power|
|Rebel 2||K8 X240||K20 V / K20 Plus||Stylo 3|
|X Power2||Fortune||Phoenix 3||K7 2017|
Released in the Year 2016
|LG K4 Novo||X300||Stylus 3||K10 / K8 / K4 / K3|
|G Pad III 10.1 FHD||Stylo 2 V||LG U||Tribute HD|
|X Max||V20||X Power LS755||G Pad II 10.1|
|G Pad F8.0 2nd Gen||X mach||X Fast||K3 K100|
|Phoenix 2||X Style||Stylo 2 Plus||X5|
|X Power / L450||G Pad III 8.0 FHD||X Skin||K8V|
|K3 4G||G Pad X 8.0||Stylus 2 Plus||Premier LTE|
|K8 4G US375||Escape 3||L5000||Stylo 2|
|K4 LTE K121||G5 / G5 SE||K5 / K5 LTE||Spree|
|Stylus 2||K8 4G||X screen||X cam|
|K7 / K7 LTE||K4 LTE||K10 / K10 LTE / K430||Tribute 5|
|Optimus Zone 3|
Released in the Year 2015
|LG G4 Stylus 3G||G Pad II 8.3 LTE / 8.0 LTE||Zero||Ray|
|G Vista 2||V10||Nexus 5X||Class|
|G Pad X 10.1||Lucky||Sunrise||G Pad II 10.1|
|G Pad II 8.0 Wi-Fi||G4 Beat||Volt 2||Tribute 2|
|Band Play||G Pad X8.3||G4 / G4c||Escape2|
|Lancet||Volt F540||G Stylo||Magna / LTE|
|Spirit / 4G LTE||Leon / 4G LTE||Joy / 4G LTE||G Flex 2 and so on.|
Why my smartphone isn’t eligible for Android 10?
The process in simplest form is like this, first Google releases Android 10 code to all the OEMs & custom ROM developers. This is further taken by OEMs to alter it according to their own custom skin such as Huawei has its own EMUI, Xiaomi has MIUI, OnePlus has OxygenOS, Samsung has OneUI and so on. This process takes time and since it has to be developed for all the smartphones that will get Android 10 and since they all have different specifications and other factors, it takes time and effort to prepare for the same.
Google supports any smartphone for a maximum of two years which doesn’t mean your phone is eligible for Android 10 if it was launched last year or even this year. To elaborate it, Android 10 has certain minimum prerequisites in terms of storage, RAM, processor and other variables which should be met in order to support the OS on your phone. Furthermore, Android smartphone makers simply lift support to many phones since it is not practical for them to support older smartphones with new updates which are in contrary to what Apple does with iPhones which are supported for more than four years.
Since Android smartphones can fall in any and every category and price point, it is not practical to update all the phones and thus, the majority of the phones will not receive Android 10 for sure. Even if we have a glance at phones that will get Android 10, the priority will be given to phones released this year starting with flagship or upper mid-range devices and then the update will be rolled out for different models individually. Even if your phone supports Android 10, it doesn’t mean you will get the update right away. In fact, many smartphones have to wait for a year to get the last year’s upgrade. There are just too many moving parts involved in this process which renders many of the devices not-eligible for Android 10.
What can I do if my phone is not supported with Android updates?
Do you know what? You can wait for the official list of Android 10 supported LG devices to be released shortly. Or you can decipher if your device could or couldn’t get the update based on the above-mentioned list as well as what renders a phone ineligible for Android 10 or any other major Android updates for say.
There are a number of things you can do here. Either check out for software updates for a few weeks or maybe months or force an update to your smartphone which might or might not need root access which I don’t recommend. Furthermore, you can install custom ROMs lie Resurrection Remix OS, Havoc OS, Pixel Experience, or LineageOS or others that are based on Android OS although these are customized further and support a wider range of phones than the stock Android. The last thing you can do is to upgrade to a newer phone which is easier for those using a phone leased from a telecom carrier since you can always upgrade or you buyback from your own smartphone manufacturer or turn to any e-commerce site for exchange.