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:

If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past few days, you’ve probably heard the news of LG’s announcement regarding its exit from the smartphone business.

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.

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LG Velvet 5G

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.

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Android 12 release schedule

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.

Click/tap to view older updates

Update 1 (March 04, 2022)

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, 2022)

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, 2022)

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, 2022)

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, 2022)

12:04 pm (IST): T-Mobile locked LG V60 ThinQ is now receiving Android 12 update in the US.

Update 6 (May 9, 2022)

03:36 pm (IST): LG Q92 5G, LG Velvet LTE, and V50s ThinQ are now receiving the Android 12 update in South Korea.

Update 7 (May 24, 2022)

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, 2022)

11:28 am (IST): LG is now rolling out the Android 12 update for LG Velvet 5G users in Germany.

Update 9 (May 31, 2022)

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, 2022)

07:09 pm (IST): LG is now rolling out the Android 12 update for V60 ThinQ 5G users in Japan. Also, the LG V60 ThinQ users on Telus network are expected to receive this update on June 8.

Update 12 (June 14, 2022)

06:52 pm (IST): LG V50 ThinQ users are now receiving the Android 12 update in South Korea.

Update 13 (June 20, 2022)

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, 2022)

10:16 am (IST): Android 12 update is already rolling out for LG V50 ThinQ users in Japan.

Update 15 (June 29, 2022)

05:49 pm (IST): LG is now rolling out the Android 12 update for LG Wing users in South Korea.

Update 16 (July 11, 2022)

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, 2022)

01:59 pm (IST): LG G8X ThinQ users in India have started receiving Android 12 update.

Update 18 (July 26, 2022)

06:16 pm (IST): The Android 12 update is now rolling out for LG G8 ThinQ users in Korea.

Update 19 (August 03, 2022)

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, 2022)

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.

Update 21 (August 25, 2022)

06:03 pm (IST): LG is now rolling out the Android 12 update for Verizon-locked LG Wing 5G users in the US.

Update 22 (September 06, 2022)

06:48 pm (IST): LG Q52 users in South Korea are now getting Android 12 update. More on that here.

Update 23 (September 08, 2022)

12:01 pm (IST): LG is now rolling out Android 12 update for LG G8X ThinQ users on Virgin Plus network in Canada.

Thanks for the tip: DeeJay Hebert!

Update 24 (September 09, 2022)

06:34 pm (IST): According to LG’s update schedule, LG Q31 is expected to receive the Android 12 update sometime in the third quarter of 2022.

Update 25 (September 12, 2022)

10:16 am (IST): LG is now rolling out the Android 12 update for LG G8X users in Canada.

Thanks for the tip: Elwin King!

Update 26 (September 19, 2022)

11:48 am (IST): LG is now rolling out the Android 12 update for T-Mobile locked LG Wing units in the US.

Thanks for the tip: Greg Bohn!

Also, LG G8 ThinQ locked to Verizon is getting update to Android 12 in the US.

Update 27 (September 21, 2022)

01:41 pm (IST): LG K92 5G users on Cricket Wireless have started receiving Android 12 update in the US. Also, LG G8X ThinQ owners are getting the same treatment in Canada.

Thanks for the tip: Will Ford IV & Elwin King!

Update 28 (September 30, 2022)

03:41 pm (IST): LG is expected to release Android 12 update for LG Q31 in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Update 29 (October 06, 2022)

02:31 pm (IST): LG is now rolling out Android 12 update for LG Q31 users in Korea.

Update 30 (October 10, 2022)

16:28 pm (IST): According to Rogers’ OS upgrade schedule, LG G8 ThinQ is expected to get Android 12 update on November 2 in Canada.

Update 31 (October 26, 2022)

12:51 pm (IST): According to Fido’s update schedule, LG G8 ThinQ is expected to receive Android 12 update on November 02 in Canada.

Update 32 (November 2, 2022)

13:15 pm (IST): LG is now rolling out Android 12 (v40a-EEA-XX) update for LG G8 users in Europe.

Thanks for the tip: Damian Robert Kurowski!

Update 33 (November 3, 2022)

18:21 pm (IST): According to a user, LG is now rolling out an Android 12 (v40a-EEA-XX) update for LG G8S ThinQ in Europe.

Thanks for the tip: Andreas!

Update 34 (December 6, 2022)

02:10 pm (IST): LG has reportedly released Android 12 update for LG K52 users in Slovenia.

Thanks for the tip: Tomaž Horvat!

LG Android 12 update tracker table
Device Name Beta Stable Notes
LG Velvet LTE Released Stable available in South Korea
LG Wing Released – Stable available in the US (T-Mobile)
Stable available in the US (Verizon)
Stable available in South Korea
LG G8X ThinQ Released – Stable available in Canada (Unlocked)
– Stable available in Canada (Virgin Plus)
Stable available in India
LG G8 ThinQ Released Expected on November 2 in Canada (Fido)
Expected on November 2 in Canada (Rogers)
Stable available in the US (Verizon)
Stable available in Korea
LG Q52 Released Stable available in South Korea
Device Name Beta Stable Notes
LG K92 5G Released – Stable available in the US (Cricket Wireless)
LG Q31 Released Stable available in Korea
LG G8 Released – Stable available in Europe
LG G8S ThinQ Released – Stable available in Europe
LG K52 Released – Stable available in Slovenia

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