LG V40 ThinQ kernel source code is now available
The LG V40 ThinQ was officially announced earlier this week. Unfortunately, LG is launching the device with Android 8.1 instead of Android Pie. Software support has not traditionally been LG’s strong suit (understatement). The good news is they have already released the kernel source code for the LG V40.
Developer support is something that can take a phone from “pretty good” to “great” in the eyes of Android enthusiasts. It all starts with the kernel source code. Theoretically, developers can get started on custom recoveries like TWRP, custom kernels, and custom ROMs. There are some other roadblocks to get past, but this is a great start for a device that was only announced a couple of days ago.
As a quick recap, the LG V40 is the follow-up to last year’s LG V30. It has a 6.4-inch P-OLED display with a notch. The bezels are very thin on all sides, though there is still a small bottom chin. It has 3 cameras on the back: standard, wide-angle, and zoom. You can look through all 3 at the same time with the “Triple Preview” feature. The V40 is powered by the Snapdragon 845, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 3,300 mAh battery. It has a bunch of extra features, such as a 3.5mm headphone jack, wireless charging, microSD card slot, and IP68 rating.
The kernel source code is available at the link below for 5 different LG V40 models. Check out the LG V40 forum to join the development process.
Source: LG Open Source Code