LG Wing receives an update; new software update makes dual screens easier to use

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LG’s screen-swiveling smartphone, LG Wing was one of the most interesting and futuristic smartphones of 2020, but its unique design was held back by poor software support. The brand has released a new software update for Verizon-exclusive devices, helping to solve those issues by adding some new dual-screen functionality.

In particular, Droid Life reports that the new update makes it much easier to send applications from small displays to the main menu (a process that already involves some complex menus). The new Update now features a new button i.e. “Send” button. Shuttle apps from one display to another with the “restart” button to resume poorly performing apps. You can also use the third finger gesture to complete the same task.

Finally, LG has added app names to the home screen when the phone is open, making it look like a better Android home screen. LG has also fixed one of the biggest pets about the second display, when adding media controls for all apps to another display. If you own LG Wing, you will now be able to install the update by checking for a software update in the Settings app.

Another new useful enhancement is the ability to view app / widget / folder names on the second screen’s home screen, which makes it easier for the user to choose what app to launch on the second screen. The report states, “The update for the LG Wing brings QR code scanning directly from the camera app.” It is also said to simplify Wi-Fi setup. The LG Wing features a main 6.8-inch curved P-OLED display. The second screen is 3.9-inch which uses a G-OLED panel.

Under the hood, the smartphone has a Snapdragon 765G chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. A 4000mAh battery powers the wing. The LG Wing has a triple rear camera setup, with 64MP primary camera sensor, 13MP secondary sensor and 12MP tertiary sensor. The LG Wing comes in to accommodate a 32MP selfie camera. Meanwhile, a report by the Herald Corporation stated that domestic sales of the LG Wing, the company’s first product under the Explorer project, so far are over 30,000 units. To get the latest update, open the Settings app> Settings> Software Update. Make sure you are connected to a stable Wi-Fi and have enough charge on your LG wing. The update should be automatically downloaded and installed.

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