LG is struggling to keep its smartphone business afloat. Nevertheless, the company is still trying to give its preexisting smartphones the best. LG Velvet and LG V60 have been updated to Android 11 in South Korea. However, the European version is yet to get this update. According to a recent report, Many LG phones will get this update (Android 11) this year. While some will get it in April, others will have to wait until the fourth quarter of this year. See the list below
LG Velvet 5G phone should get the Android 11 update sometime in April, and the LG G8X will be updated later in May or the second quarter. The 4G version of LG Velvet and LG G8S will be updated sometime in the third quarter, while LG Wing, K52, and K42 are expected to be updated in October or later in the fourth quarter. Other regions and carrier versions may need to wait longer. When these devices are updated, Android 12 will be launched in one or two months.
LG V60 ThinQ UW is now getting the Android 11 update
One of the things that certainly helped LG to lose the consumer’s trust was the delay in updates. The brand is one of the slowest smartphone brands rolling out updates. Until now, the only device to receive Android 11 was the LG Velvet, but still just one of its variants. Well, it recently added Verizon’s LG V60 ThinQ 5G UW.
The carrier-locked smartphone is the very first LG handset to receive Android 11 in the United States. And that comes almost half a year that Google first released the final version of the OS. In fact, the search giant already started work on Android 12 and soon more companies will start their respective development. Anyway, Verizon states that the Android 11 update for the LG V60 ThinQ 5G UW includes January 2021 security patch level, which isn’t the current, but it’s better than before.
The LG V60 ThinQ 5G UW is the first LG smartphone in the US to receive Android 11
The new build is rolling out with the V600VM20A firmware version. As you may expect, the Android 11 update introduces Bubbles for conversations, One Time permission controls, revamped media notification, and more. As far as LG UX is concerned, the update introduces new Quick Settings icons, Focus mode, Bedtime Mode, Nearby Share, and the volume panel has been moved from the top to the left. Worth noting that this update is rolling out in a gradual manner. So it may take a couple of days to reach all eligible units of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G UW (That is a mouthful name).