LG’s screen-swiveling Wing was some of the fascinating trying smartphones of 2020, however its distinctive design was held again by poor software program assist. A brand new software program replace, out at the moment for the Verizon-exclusive machine, seems to assist tackle these points by including some new dual-screen performance.
Particularly, Droid Life studies that the brand new replace makes it a lot simpler to ship apps to and from the smaller show to the primary one (a course of that beforehand concerned some convoluted menu wrangling.) With the brand new replace, there’s now a “ship” button that shuttle apps from one show to the opposite, together with a “restart” button to relaunch apps that transition over poorly. You can even use a third-finger gesture to perform an analogous activity. Lastly, LG has added app names to the homescreen when the cellphone is swiveled open, making it higher resemble the usual Android homescreen.
LG has additionally mounted one of many largest pet peeves concerning the second show, including media controls for all apps to the second show when watching (as a substitute of only a handful of choose apps, like YouTube.) Now, apps like Netflix will provide related performance.
There’s additionally a couple of different extra options within the replace, together with the flexibility to mechanically scan QR codes within the digital camera app, a brand new wallpaper, an identical 5G icon, and a November safety patch.
In the event you personal an LG Wing, you’ll be capable to set up the replace now by checking for a software program replace within the settings app.