Google Pixel 3 XL Surfaces On Geekbench Running On Android Q

The Google Pixel 3 is the third generation of Pixel devices powered by Android. Google Pixel devices have always enjoyed the favour of an international audience for reasons known. One of the main reasons why users purchase Google-powered devices is primarily owing to the fact that Google provides timely software updates. The Google Pixel 3 XL runs Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and is now poised to receive Android Q before any other. We base this on the latest Geekbench score entry revealing the Google Pixel 3 XL running Android Q. Although, in all its glory, Google will be releasing Android Q next year, it seems that the tech giant has seemingly started testing it on the Pixel 3 XL.

Geekbench 3 Score Entry Leak Reveals Google Pixel 3 XL On Android Q

A Geekbench entry has surfaced showing the Pixel 3 XL running Android Q. As of now, the current and most recent version of Android is Android Pie. Android Q is the next version of Android which will only make its way to Google-powered smartphones in 2019. It’s indeed odd to find a listing with Google Pixel 3 XL running Android Q. While this is a possibility, it’s only probable if the company is testing out a new version of Android for the device which accidentally leaked online. The Geekbench leak reveals the single-core performance score of 2404 points while the Pixel 3 XL scores 8510 in multi-core performance.

While it remains a possibility of this listing being a fake as it is easier to fiddle Geekbench listings. One of the most common methods of doing so is by editing the build.prop with a different version of Android. This will allow the benchmark to pick up a false reading, given the tweak and user customization to the existing system folder.

Google has been working on its Project Treble and making it more accessible. The company has also promised that supported smartphone devices would be given an early chance at testing Android Q. There’s a possibility that this is what took place for the Google Pixel 3 XL which definitely explains the leaked Geekbench listing. However, since nothing can be authenticated, verified or officially confirmed, it should be taken with a grain of salt.

LG V40 Running Android 9 Pie Spotted On Geekbench

While some manufacturers have already rolled out Android Pie to their premium handsets, there are quite a few that have yet to appear on the list. Speaking of which, LG seems to be testing Android Pie for LG V40 ThinQ. Yes, the first triple camera handset of the company that is, unfortunately, only available in the US and Korea. In the US, the handset is on a number of carriers with the lowest price being $900. Nonetheless, we’ve come across a Geekbench listing that suggests Android Pie for the device is on the cards.

The Geekbench listing shows the model number LGE LM-V405 shows a 6GB variant of the handset with Snapdragon 845. The Android version is displayed as Android 9. This means that the handset is being tested for Android Pie and is hopefully in the beta stage. The LG V40 ThinQ was released back in early October with Android Oreo. LG doesn’t have a very good track record for Android updates and there’s still nothing official regarding Android Pie updates on the LG V40 ThinQ. Moreover, with the carrier barrier in the US, these big OS updates tend to take even more time. The first handset that LG upgraded to Android Pie was the LG G7 One which is obviously under the Android One program.

This is in contrast to a recent development when LG opened a “Software Center Upgrade” in April this year. However, after seven months, that upgrade center whose aim was to provide solid post-sales software updates seems like simply hot talk. Even the company’s global flagship, the LG G7 ThinQ is left stranded with no official information regarding Android Pie.

Hopefully, after LG V40, there will be developments for the LG G7 ThinQ. These are the brand’s top class flagships and if there will be any OS update, it will be these two devices that will get it first.

The LG V40 ThinQ is the first V-series device to sport five cameras and a notch. The rear trinity is comprised of a 12MP standard sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide lens, and a third 12MP telephoto shooter. The front houses an 8MP and a 5MP wide-angle secondary shooter. It is sold in Aurora Black, Moroccan Blue,Platinum Gray, and Carmine Red colour shades.