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LG Wing Receives Update Allowing It To Support Verizon’s Fast Ultra Wideband 5G Service

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The LG Wing was released by LG on October 15, 2020. Almost half a year later, LG quit the smartphone business even though it was so close to releasing the industry’s first roll-up phone. The moment it announced it was pulling the plug on smartphones, the manufacturer announced that the Wing would receive Android updates via Android 12.

Update Allows LG Wing Users to Enjoy Faster 5G Service on Verizon’s Ultra Wideband Network

But even more exciting Verizon announced on Monday that it has started rolling out an update to the LG Wing that will give the phone access to the wireless carrier’s Ultra Wideband 5G network. That’s because the Wing is certified to run on Verizon’s C-band spectrum, which the carrier now considers part of its Ultra Wideband 5G service.

There are three different spectrum ranges for 5G. The fastest is mmWave with speeds often reaching 1 Gbps and above. But the problem with mmWave is that it travels only short distances and is easily blocked by structures. As a result, consumers are very rarely able to find a mmWave signal.

Lowband signals can travel great distances and are therefore often used for rural 5G. But the problem with low-band is that it delivers download data speeds not much faster than 4G LTE. Still, these signals are the easiest to find, meaning most people who have received a 5G signal on their phone have only connected to a low-band service. Therefore, there are many consumers who have no idea what the excitement about 5G is about.

Mid-band signals are the Goldilocks of the 5G service. They cover longer distances than mmWave, although not as far as low-band. More importantly, download speeds in the midband are faster than in the lowband, although not as fast as mmWave. T-Mobile has been able to take the early 5G lead in the United States thanks to its purchase of Sprint. Did you really think T-Mobile was willing to pay $26 billion for Sprint because it loved Sprint’s wireless business?

Here’s why T-Mobile has the early 5G lead in the US

In a smart move, T-Mobile bought Sprint to take control of the more than 100 MHz of the 2.5 GHz mid-band spectrum. That gave T-Mobile a huge edge in 5G, an edge it enjoys to this day. But when Verizon enabled its C-band 5G service earlier this year, it immediately became easier for Verizon customers to find an area with Ultra Wideband coverage. delivering data rate in a range of 450 Mbps to 1 Gbps.

The LG Wing has a unique design with a swivel. The main screen can be rotated to create a “T” shape with the secondary screen of the phone. To update your LG Wing, which allows you to access Verizon’s 5G C-band service, you must first connect your phone to a strong Wi-Fi signal or a strong Verizon cellular connection. Make sure your battery is fully charged.

Follow these instructions when you’re done:
  • Start on the home screen by pressing the menu key. to tap
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap About phone.
  • Tap Software updates.
  • Tap Check for updates.
  • Tap Download Now.

Once the download is complete, you will see a notification that the new software is ready to be installed. Tap Install Now. The phone turns off and restarts. You will be notified that the installation is complete. Tap OK.

Note that it may take two to three days for battery life to normalize after the update. The update also adds the April Android security patch.

So there it is folks, a second life for that phoenix of a smartphone called the LG Wing, which can now connect you to Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G service. Assuming your Verizon account is for an unlimited plan with 5G Ultra Wideband access.

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