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Hey I have a Verizon retail unit I'm reviewing and figured I start a thread about it with what I'm experiencing as I go.

I did an unboxing and first look comparing it to the V40 and the Pixel 3. https://youtu.be/fFcwGiNcJkw

First I must say I like that LG launched this with Android Pie, V40 still waiting. Also it's great to have a wide angle camera back. I stopped using the v40 since it did not have pie and could not set it up from my daily pixel 3 because of it.

I have popped a Verizon sim in so real world testing has started. I will be taking it down to a NASA launch this week so will be taking LOTS of photos and videos with it over the next week. Be sure to follow me @jerflash on Instagram and Twitter for first look at photos.

Let me know if you have any questions and take a look at my other videos 👍
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1st, could you please show in video if one can turn on "Pie Andriod gestures" on G8 in settings? Or are they totally disabled from kernel and not supported ? That'll be weird 'cause w/o gestures G8 is DOA
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1st, could you please show in video if one can turn on "Pie Andriod gestures" on G8 in settings? Or are they totally disabled from kernel and not supported ? That'll be weird 'cause w/o gestures G8 is DOA

The Android Pie gestures are indeed present. When I used my Pixel 3 to fully setup the device they turned on automatically bit you can enable them in settings.

The pill looks a bit different from the one on the Pixel but works the same. The animation is a bit jank when swiping up from the pill to get resents. I suspect they don't think many people will turn it on. Click image for larger version

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Can u use it with glove with high sensitivity touchscreen mode turned on?
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The Android Pie gestures are indeed present. When I used my Pixel 3 to fully setup the device they turned on automatically bit you can enable them in settings.

The pill looks a bit different from the one on the Pixel but works the same. The animation is a bit jank when swiping up from the pill to get resents. I suspect they don't think many people will turn it on.


Not sure if you knew this but you don't have to even swipe up. You can just swipe sideways on the pill for recents which I find very quick.

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Nice video. I'll have to get you to try twilight when it's ready and maybe you could review it as well!
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Can u use it with glove with high sensitivity touchscreen mode turned on?

i have not messed with that setting but will check it out
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Not sure if you knew this but you don't have to even swipe up. You can just swipe sideways on the pill for recents which I find very quick.

Yes this does work quicker than the pull-up but not quite as intuitive for me. I use it on the pixel occasionally.

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Nice video. I'll have to get you to try twilight when it's ready and maybe you could review it as well!

Oh I did not know you were a themer, I have been looking for a good G8 theme. I dont really like the bring white everywhere so getting something darker would be great. Let me know when you are done with it
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Oh I did not know you were a themer, I have been looking for a good G8 theme. I dont really like the bring white everywhere so getting something darker would be great. Let me know when you are done with it

Will do. I have a thread in the themes and apps section. Right now I have pixel Experience released and by end of week i hope to have the dark version done and then twilight which is my personal favorite
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Will do. I have a thread in the themes and apps section. Right now I have pixel Experience released and by end of week i hope to have the dark version done and then twilight which is my personal favorite

Waiting for that dark 😬
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