Verizon Updates LG G7 With July Security Patch, New Features

Verizon started distributing a new software update to all LG G7 ThinQ units on its network earlier this week, with its latest software package coming bundled with the July Android security patch, as well as a wide variety of new features and changes meant to improve the overall user experience of the handset. The AI Cam functionality that recognizes scenes and adapts shooting parameters for optimal photography results can now be used in manual mode, allowing LG G7 ThinQ owners to select subjects when the service doesn't match the contents of the smartphone's viewfinder to any one of its 19 scene settings.

The new Android-based firmware also increases the default size of the home screen font used by the LG G7 ThinQ so as to make it easier to read, according to Verizon's official changelog. The handset has been updated with a custom music equalizer setting as well, allowing users to fine-tune the audio playback performance of LG's 2018 flagship. To access the new tool, launch the system Settings app, navigate to the "Sound" interface, select the "Sound quality and effects" option, and tap the "Equalizer" button on the following screen. The time format selected in the Settings app is now also reflected on the Weather app pre-installed on the LG G7 ThinQ, delivering a more consistent user experience regardless of whether users prefer the 24-hour format or the 12-hour one.

The default Calendar app of the device has also been improved and now allows users to sync event additions with existing tasks or files, whereas the phablet's Camera app now supports Google's AR Stickers, just like the South Korean tech giant promised in June. Verizon is distributing the new LG G7 ThinQ update as a conventional over-the-air package that's likely to take at least a week until it becomes available to all owners of the Android flagship in the United States.

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