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LG V20 finally starts getting Android Pie, LG G8 Android 10 due by year's end

The LG V20, the company's last flagship with a removable battery, is three years old now, but the Korean manufacturer hasn't forgotten about it. LG V20s in Korea are currently being updated to Android Pie, with US carrier units hopefully following along shortly, if the past is any indication. LG also announced that its spring flagship phone, the G8 ThinQ, will be updated to Android 10 in the fourth quarter.

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LG begins Android 10 beta program for G8 ThinQ

LG may not be the most celebrated Android OEM on the planet, but that hasn't stopped it from pursuing success on the heels of its expanding G series smartphones. For customers who have stuck with the South Korean manufacturer, we have a bit of exciting news for you. Just one month after Google released Android 10 into the wild, LG is ready to let G8 ThinQ take it for a spin.

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Grab an unlocked LG G8 ThinQ for only $500 on Amazon ($350 off)

One of LG's latest flagship phones is currently on sale at Amazon. The LG G8 ThinQ was already decently discounted last month, albeit with some extra Amazon bloat. We even saw the T-Mobile edition going for just $375. Now we've finally spotted a deal on the regular, carrier-friendly unlocked G8 for just $500, which is a $350 discount off list price.

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LG G8 in T-Mobile unlocked form is just $375 (50% off) on eBay

In the past couple of years, LG's flagship smartphones haven't really stood out from the rest. However, they are known for one thing: depreciation. Right now, you can get a brand-new, T-Mobile unlocked LG G8 for just $374.99 — half as much as T-Mobile charges. A 50% discount for a new, current-gen flagship is a pretty ridiculous deal.

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[Update: Moto Z4 and One Vision] ARCore support comes to Pixel 3a, OnePlus 7, LG G8, and a bunch of Apple devices

Every few weeks, Google updates its ARCore support list with new devices. This time around, Google's added the two new LG flagship phones — the G8 and the V50 — as well as four iPad models and the iPhone XR.

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The LG G8 ThinQ is a steal at only $500 on Amazon ($350 off)

If you're looking for a decent phone with high-end specs and don't want to break the bank, look no more: LG's latest flagship just dropped to $500 on Amazon, which is a very reasonable price given its internals. Since the handset was selling for $850 when it came out in April, the $350 markdown in such a short time is quite impressive.

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LG Pay debuts in US with magstripe reading and cash back rewards program

More than a year after it was reported that LG would be launching a mobile payment service with compatibility for magnetic stripe terminals in the United States, the company has finally announced the arrival of LG Pay for the LG G8 ThinQ. Though we can say that Samsung Pay finally has a one-to-one competitor in its space, it will take a good while before spreading out to other devices.

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The LG G8 ThinQ is down to $650 ($200 off) at B&H through Saturday

Flagships tend to sell for a lot less shortly after they're released. Indeed, we've seen the example of the Galaxy S10's price plummeting in the months following its announcement, and the G8 is no exception. Indeed, LG's device became available in the US just two months ago, but B&H is offering a $200 markdown until tomorrow night.

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[Update: OTA, 3a images] Android Q Beta 3 is now available, delivers plenty of new features

Following our previous expectations and just in time for developers in attendance at the ongoing I/O developer conference, Google has just pushed out downloads for Android Q Beta 3. OTAs don't seem to be pushing out via the traditional means just yet, but you can start sideloading the update on your Pixel now. Beta 3 also adds support for 15 other partner devices from 12 OEMs.

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The LG G8 is a good phone that can't escape some of the bad ideas behind it

Right now, the dominant trend in flagship smartphone design is one of refinement. Instead of aiming to sell shoppers on the appeal of tricks like modular hardware, or overloading a handset with gimmicky sensors, successful phones are instead trying to achieve the platonic ideal of basically existing as little more than one big screen. That's driven recent efforts like the proliferation of in-display fingerprint sensors, pop-out selfie cams, and the evolution of the notch to hole-punch designs. But you wouldn't know much of that, to look at the LG G8 ThinQ.

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