For some reason LG kept this on the hush-hush, but its Android 10 update comes with a custom Desktop mode, similar to the ones offered by rivals Samsung and Huawei. This feature was discovered by Carlos Bagnell while browsing through his updated LG V50 ThinQ 5G.
Android 10 has a Google implementation of Desktop mode, but it isn’t particularly good. The LG version does a much better version of spanning large displays (though it is itself in need of some polish).
Check out Carlos’ demo below:
LG’s Desktop mode supports resizable windows allowing for PC-like multitasking. You’ll need a USB Type-C to HDMI adapter to hook up a monitor and you’ll want a keyboard and mouse.
The V50 started receiving the Android 10-based LG UX 9.0 about a week ago. A couple of other devices recently made the jump too, the LG G8 ThinQ and LG G7 One. If you updated yours and have an adapter and monitor handy, you can try out the new Desktop mode.