Android 10 Update for the Verizon LG G8 ThinQ Includes a New ‘Desktop Mode’

While LG is not the quickest to send software updates to its phones, the company finally started sending out the Android 10 update to the Verizon variant of the LG G8 ThinQ around two days ago. While the changelog mentioned a healthy list of changes, it missed out on one feature that did make the cut – desktop mode.

Strangely, the changelog or the Verizon support page makes no mention of this feature anywhere. But thanks to user Juan Carlos Bagnell, the feature’s existence was not only confirmed, but also streamed on video platform Twitch for the world to see. It is said that this feature only requires a USB C to HDMI adapter, making it pretty similar to Samsung DeX which offers desktop functionality on the company’s flagship phones and tablets.

The video demo reveals how it can edit videos on desktop mode with multiple apps open at the same time. While Android 10 has a default desktop mode of its own, it lacks the charm and feature set of OEM customized versions. In addition to the G8 ThinQ, the feature should also be available on the LG V50 ThinQ which received the Android 10 update recently.

Here are some of the other features that the update brings:

Pop-up Window: Apps can be scaled to different sizes. In the Overview screen, tap an app icon to show options from which you can select Pop-up window.
Night Mode: Changes the LG app screens to a dark theme. You can view the screens without any glare even in the dark.
Navigation bar: The option of navigating the phone with gestures only is added.
Switch camera button: The button has been moved from the top of the screen to the bottom to make it within a thumb’s reach on one hand.

You can find more details about the update on Verizon’s page below.

Sources: Verizon, Twitch

Via: Android Central