LG Android 12 update roll out tracker: List of eligible/supported devices, release date & more [Cont. updated]
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on April 08, 2021) follows:
The South Korean firm will no longer manufacture and sell smartphones, at least for the foreseeable future as it will cease operations towards the tail end of July.
That said, in the official announcement, the company also revealed that it would continue to provide software support to certain models in certain regions.
Furthermore, in yet another announcement, LG shared more details regarding the availability of future software updates for eligible smartphones.
According to which the premium LG devices sold in and after 2019 will get 3 OS updates whereas certain devices from the Stylo and K series sold in 2020 are guaranteed to bag 2 OS updates.
Thanks to this information, we can now accurately predict which LG smartphones will get the upcoming update to Android 12.
LG Android 12 Release date
Before checking out the eligible models, let’s first talk about the availability and release date of Android 12 for LG smartphones.
Google is expected to release the stable Android 12 update by the end of August or within the first two weeks of September.
This means that we might see LG begin beta testing the update in December if past trends are taken into account since LG released the Android 11 beta for the Velvet 5G in mid-December.
The stable Android 12 update should begin rolling out to flagship models such as the LG V60 ThinQ 5G, LG Velvet 5G, and LG Wing 5G in January.
Of course, this could change drastically considering the fact that LG will no longer release new phones and can have undivided attention on sending out the software updates.
That said, here’s a list of LG phones that will be eligible for the update to Android 12.
List of eligible devices
Granted that LG just confirmed the models that are guaranteed to bag 2 or 3 OS updates, the devices listed below should get the update to Android 12 as long as the OEM sticks to its word.
– LG Velvet
– LG Velvet 5G
– LG Velvet 5G UW
– LG V60 ThinQ 5G
– LG V60 ThinQ 5G UW
– LG Wing
– LG G8 ThinQ
– LG G8X ThinQ
– LG G8S ThinQ
– LG V50 ThinQ
– LG V50S ThinQ 5G
– LG Stylo 6
– LG K92 5G
– LG K42
– LG K71
– LG K62
– LG K22
– LG K52
– LG K31
Unfortunately, it does not seem that any device from the LG Q series and LG W series will get the update to Android 12.
That said, we’ll post an update if and when LG shares more details regarding the availability of software updates for the LG Q and W series in the future.
Whatever the case, we’ll be updating this tracker regularly with all the latest developments related to Android 12 for LG smartphones.
Update 1 (March 04)
05:55 pm (IST): LG Velvet 5G will reportedly receive the Android 12 update in the first quarter of 2022. This means that the update should roll out within the next few weeks.
Update 2 (March 16)
09:39 am (IST): LG has now started rolling out the Android 12 update for LG Velvet 5G (LM-G900N) users in South Korea.
Update 3 (April 04)
10:45 am (IST): LG has revealed the list of devices that will be receiving update to Android 12 in Q2, 2022. It includes LG Q92 5G, V50 ThinQ, and V50S ThinQ.
Update 4 (April 16)
03:13 pm (IST): LG Velvet 5G UW locked to Verizon is now getting Android 12 update in the US. It comes with version number G900VM30a.
Update 5 (April 23)
12:04 pm (IST): T-Mobile locked LG V60 ThinQ is now receiving Android 12 update in the US.
Update 6 (May 9)
Update 7 (May 24)
12:56 pm (IST): LG Velvet 5G locked to Rogers is expected to receive the Android 12 update on June 1 in Canada.
Update 8 (May 25)
11:28 am (IST): LG is now rolling out the Android 12 update for LG Velvet 5G users in Germany.
Update 9 (May 31)
05:56 pm (IST): LG Velvet locked to Docomo network is now getting the Android 12 update in Japan.
Update 10 (June 02)
06:20 pm (IST): LG Velvet 5G users are now receiving the Android 12 update in Canada.
Update 11 (June 08)
Update 12 (June 14)
06:52 pm (IST): LG V50 ThinQ users are now receiving the Android 12 update in South Korea.
Update 13 (June 20)
06:30 pm (IST): Verizon LG V60 ThinQ 5G users can rejoice as the company has finally begun seeding the OS update to the device. More on that here.
Update 14 (June 22)
10:16 am (IST): Android 12 update is already rolling out for LG V50 ThinQ users in Japan.
Update 15 (June 29)
05:49 pm (IST): LG is now rolling out the Android 12 update for LG Wing users in South Korea.
Update 16 (July 11)
02:!6 pm (IST): Verizon locked LG V50 ThinQ is now getting Android 12 update in the US. More on that here.
Update 17 (July 22)
01:59 pm (IST): LG G8X ThinQ users in India have started receiving Android 12 update.
Update 18 (July 26)
06:16 pm (IST): The Android 12 update is now rolling out for LG G8 ThinQ users in Korea.
Update 19 (August 03)
06:46 pm (IST): LG support has confirmed on their software update page that Android 12 update for LG Q52 will be available in third quarter of 2022 in Korea.
Update 20 (August 04)
02:15 pm (IST): Many LG G8X users in India are reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) different kinds of problems after Android 12 update, among them system UI crashing, scrolling issues, and trouble with locking or unlocking the device
Hey @LGIndia please do something about LG G8x Thinq Android 12. Your new update has made my phone gone mad. Facing screen stuck even while scrolling the screen. If you aren’t going to give new update which can fix these bugs so atleast give us option to rollback this update. (Source)
@LGUS @LGIndia @LGMobileGlobal I am using lg g8x thinq and it got android 12 update and installed it but after that my phone got slow and system os is not responding and phone crashing,please update this (Source)
@LGIndia @LGMobileGlobal Hello team, With the recent Android 12 upgrade, LG G8x ThinQ phone’s performance has drastically reduced. There is noticeable lag in the UI while locking and unlocking, dragging down the notification bar and multiple UI issues., (Source)
Unfortunately, LG hasn’t yet acknowledged these issues. And the only solution to fix them is to revert back to the previous version.
|LG Velvet 5G||Released||– Stable available in Canada
– Stable available for Docomo users (Japan)
– Stable available in Germany
– Expected on June 1 in Canada (Rogers)
– Stable available in the US (Verizon)
– Stable available in South Korea
|LG Q92 5G||Released||– Stable available in South Korea|
|LG V50 ThinQ||Released||– Stable available in the US (Verizon)
– Stable available in South Korea
– Stable available in Japan
|LG V50S ThinQ||– Stable available in South Korea|
|LG V60 ThinQ||Released||– Stable likely released in Canada (Telus)
– Stable available in Japan
– Stable available in the US (T-Mobile, Verizon)
|LG Velvet LTE||Released||– Stable available in South Korea|
|LG Wing||Released||– Stable available in South Korea|
|LG G8X ThinQ||Released||– Stable available in India|
|LG G8 ThinQ||Released||– Stable available in Korea|
|LG Q52||– Stable expected in Q3 in Korea|
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