Last year, LG did not release any flagship smartphone. Instead, it launched a premium mid-range smartphone called LG Velvet 5G. This handset debuted with Android 10 with Velvet UI on top of it. Now, this phone has started receiving its first major update in the form of Android 11.
Google released Android 11 stable in September 2020. Since then, OEMs have been running beta programs and also rolling out stable builds to their respective eligible devices. But the update rollout only sped up in December when Samsung began to seed the builds.
On the other hand, LG did not release many phones last year. In fact, the South Korean electronics giant may exit the smartphone business in 2021. But still, it is slow in delivering the latest Android update.
According to PiunikaWeb, the Android 11 update is available for LG Velvet 5G only now even though it is the company’s main smartphone of 2020. Above all, the update is currently only live in the firm’s home country.
Right now, it is being rolled out in batches and should reach other regional variants in the coming weeks. That said, the availability of this update is a mystery for the 4G and the carrier variants of the LG Velvet.
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