In case you have forgotten about it, LG had earlier this year released a stripped down version of their flagship device, the LG G7 ThinQ with the Android One branding under the name of LG G7 One. The device was the first device from the South Korean smartphone manufacturer to come under the Android One moniker of Google, implying that the device came with stock Android, instead of LG’s own in-house Android Skin.
Being an Android One device, the LG G7 One is to have at least two years of software updates and three years of security patch updates. Keeping good in this promise, LG has reportedly started the rollout of the Android 9.0 Pie based update for the device.
With the Android 9.0 Pie update, the device would be gaining improvements and features like an Adaptive battery, Slices API, support for gesture-based navigation, Smart ML/ AI-based suggestions, better multitasking support, Adaptive Brightness and the so-called Material Design Refresh based UI.
The update comes, when LG has been criticized for the speed of rollout of the Android updates for their devices. In fact, the copy went to such lengths of even establishing a dedicated center tasked with delivering updates to their lineup of devices, quickly and efficiently. Though, there is yet to be seen, whether that move would prove to be of any good as LG is yet to provide a schedule for rolling out the updates for the devices that carry their customized UI. As of now, it doesn’t seem to be reaping any special benefit as other manufacturers with Android One devices like HMD Global have provided the update to a significant number of their devices, even without any dedicated software update center
The update for the LG G7 One is 812MB in size and the availability may vary by region.