The LG Wing is not dead yet as Android 11 is finally coming to LG’s latest phone.
What you need to know
- LG has begun rolling out the Android 11 update to the LG Wing.
- The update arrives just as manufacturers start pushing Android 12 to their devices.
- The Wing was LG’s last major smartphone launch before exiting the smartphone industry.
LG Wing owners can rejoice, as the company has started releasing the Android 11 update, proving that LG hasn’t forgotten its fans … again.
The update is expected to include a lot of Android 11 perks we know about, such as chat bubbles and a few other changes that are likely specific to the Wing:
- Conversation bubbles: notify you of a new message via a floating bubble
- Wireless emergency alert: changed from LG APK to Google APK in R-OS
- Tap & Pay: Tap & Pay moves under Settings NFC Connected Devices. Tap & pay is displayed when NFC is on and disappears when it is off.
- Mobile access point: removal of the Manage connections menu and 802.11 mode.
The update might seem a bit late compared to some of the best Android phones already getting Android 12, but speed has never been LG’s strong suit.
And now that he’s no longer involved in the mobile industry, smartphones are probably not high on LG’s agenda.
That said, the company has promised “up to three iterations of Android operating system updates” for smartphones released in 2019 and beyond.
This means that the LG wing should receive Android 13 when it becomes available, as well as the LG Velvet and LG V60, both of which received Android 11 earlier this year.
The update appeared on our Verizon LG Wing as part of Software Update 8, although the changelog does not appear to be live on the Verizon support page yet.
There don’t seem to be any noticeable changes to report, although the device seems to be performing better.
For example, the transition from standard mode to the swivel orientation is much faster and smoother, although we’ll have to play with it more.
If you are still using the latest LG flagship smartphone, you can check for the update by going to Settings> System updates> Check for new system update.
While we noticed it on our Verizon unit, it might not take long for it to reach other carriers and regions as well.
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If someone has not had contact with LGWing before,
let me briefly outline the principles of its operation. When folded, the Wing resembles a classic smartphone.
However, a special slider has been installed under the screen, which allows you to move the display in such a way that it is arranged horizontally in the upper part of the device.
Thus, it reveals an additional screen located in the lower half of the smartphone, and both matrices are arranged together in the letter “T”.
It is an innovative approach to the subject of multi-screen phones. Until now, if any device had a second display, it was usually a full-size screen attached to the phone or placed on its back.
In the case of LG, we are dealing with a design that did not exist before in the world of smartphones. So the natural question is – what can you use it for?
LG introduced the world’s first swivel 5G smartphone LG is no stranger to dual–screen smartphones.
But all its attempts, including the recent G8X and Velvet, involved literal workarounds — through bundled accessories — to get the job done.
The Wing Swivel was offered a new twist on LG’s existing dual-screen concept by adding a secondary display to the phone itself.
The primary screen which is 6.8-inch P-OLED with a resolution of 2460×1080 pixels can swing up into landscape orientation — think T-shape — to give you access to a second mini-display below that’s 3.9-inch and also OLED.
LG is no stranger to dual-screen smartphones.
When a new smartphone comes to the market, we usually have a very unhealthy habit of generalizing how to use it. You know – a powerful processor and a good screen is a smartphone for gaming and multimedia, and many screens and a stylus are definitely a tool for productivity and work on the road.
Due to its design, LG Wing defies such generalizations. As for its peeled screen, its presence allows for some very interesting applications. So LG Wing is a phone:
Now comes the expectation of Android.