LG has had a lackluster relationship with software updates in the past and it continues to follow the same path with the rollout out of Android 11 to eligible smartphones from its portfolio.

Months after Google seeded Android 11 to the public, the South Korean electronics giant has only released the new Android version to a handful of phones. These being the LG Velvet 5G, V60 ThinQ, and Android One X5.

Compared to the other South Korea-based Android vendor — Samsung — this is laughable or rather disappointing depending on whether or not you’re the one holding on to an LG smartphone.

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LG Velvet 5G

Nevertheless, LG is slowly, but surely, bringing Android 11 to users around the world and this time around it seems LG Velvet 5G owners in Canada are getting the new software update.

This does not come as a surprise since major mobile carriers in the country had earlier confirmed that the LG Velvet 5G will get the update to Android 11 on March 26.

It carries the software version G900UM20a and LG has thrown in the February 2021 security patch for good measure.

A user has confirmed receiving the update through a post on Reddit. We’ve shared a screenshot of the same below:

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The update should be available right away if you download it via the LG Bridge tool for devices from all carriers. Although, an individual has confirmed that they’ve bagged the OTA update as well.

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Unfortunately, we haven’t got our hands on an official changelog for the update. But you can expect to see all the major features Google showed off with Android 11 such as the notification bubbles.

LG has even revamped the UI by adding blurred elements to certain areas such as the notification panel and now also gives users the option to tweak the shape of the icons in the default launcher.

That said, we expect to see the company begin seeding Android 11 to LG Velvet 5G users in other regions soon.

So stay tuned to our dedicated tracker to know more about the status and availability of Android 11 for the Velvet 5G and other eligible devices from the company.

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Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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