So Sprint is now changing its tune on this issue, yet *again*. For the past year, the excuse has been "it's LG's fault", even though this phone has been updated to Android 9 on other carriers.
Now, according to Sprint tech support, the excuse is that the Sprint LG G7 Thinq phones will not get Android 9 until Sprint makes 5G LTE available. What??
It would be really nice to get an honest answer about this, since we are still running Android 8.0 on these flagship phones and Android 10 has already been released.
Still waiting for promised upgrades for phone I had 5 years ago.
We will get the update After April 1st, after the merger. Maybe even jump to android 10
The ruling that just allowed the merger to go through, explains why we are having problems with getting updates.
nice..they changed it up..still trying to remember where the previous ways were posted but for the life of me i cant remember lol.
Big deal. It's still ridiculous.
And after April 1, my lease will be up on my G7 Thinq and I'll probably upgrade. The G7 Thinq has been a good, reliable device for me - but probably would have been a lot better if the Andriod updates that a flagship phone *should* get had actually been delivered.
ditto. basically they left Wifi Calling in the Calling Plus but pulled the data calling portion..i remember in some cases the manufacturers were having one heck of a time removing only that part and not bricking the phone lol..i got lucky and had it still going on my G6 up until it went belly up on me..VoLTE is pretty nice..super clear i rarely use call/data at the same time unless im traveling but even then its mainly while navigating etc and then taking a call.
LOL! The merger has nothing to do with software updates. Contrary to popular belief, Sprint or any carrier does not control the software update schedule. That is controlled by the manufacturer. All we do is test payload once it's sent over by the manufacturer and sent it back asking to address issues that were discovered. If the merger was a problem, then that would not explain why the ATT LG G7 does not have Pie. If carriers had control of software updates, that would not explain how Apple and Google Pixel devices are able to release software globally at the same time.