Verizon LG G7 Gets AR Stickers and More via Latest Update

Jul 27, 2018 18:22 EDT
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LG's smartphone division hasn't been doing too well of late. It's been operating at a loss, and their latest flagship offering does little to remedy that. The LG G7 ThinQ doesn't offer anything unique and is merely another notched abomination running a Snapdragon 845. At least, the company has shifted focus on updating their older devices including the V20. It's a step in the right direction, but LG has a long way to go before they can compete against the likes of Samsung and Apple. Today, LG rolled out some new features to the ThinQ that include Pixel-esque AR Stickers, as it was teased some time earlier.

Unfortunately, the update is for Verizon devices only. The AR Stickers are accessible via the camera app through a dedicated button. The weather and calendar app get a few minor QoL updates as well. For example, if the 24-hour format is turned off, time will be displayed as 12 PM, 3 PM, etc. Additionally, you can now even sync a new event by tapping the image button to add a photo, file, or task to a new event and select a photo from Gallery, a file from Downloads, or a task from Calendar.

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The music player gets a shot on the arm too. A custom equaliser had been included in the app which lets you manually adjust frequencies to fine-tune your audio. It comes with some genre-specific presets too. The icons and text on the home page are slightly larger to ensure better readability.

The update also includes more options for the AI CAM. If the AI CAM doesn’t automatically detect one of the 19 preset scenes, a few recommended filters and shooting modes will pop up so you can manually select one. You should receive the update OTA in the next few days. You can even use Verizon's Software Upgrade Assistant tool if all else fails. The update should ideally make its way to other variants of the LG G7 shortly.

News Source: XDA developers

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