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LG showcases Android 12 changes with LG Velvet OS update

The LG Velvet is the first LG smartphone to taste Android 12. (Image source: LG)
The LG Velvet is the first LG smartphone to taste Android 12. (Image source: LG)
LG has released Android 12 to the LG Velvet, the first of a few smartphones that the company will upgrade to Google's latest OS. Android 12 has landed on South Korean handsets first and could take a few months to reach other markets.

Earlier this month, LG confirmed that it would soon upgrade the LG Velvet to Android 12. To recap, the LG Velvet is one of several LG smartphones that will receive Android 12, including the LG Wing and LG V50. However, the LG Velvet, Wing and the V60 may be the only handsets that LG upgrades to Android 13.

As expected, the LG Velvet is the first LG smartphone to be called up to Android 12. Unfortunately, LG limits Android 12 to South Korean handsets, currently. Based on previous rollouts, it could take months before LG releases Android 12 for the LG Velvet in other markets, such as North America. Additionally, the equivalent update for the LG Wing could remain in development for months longer too, even South Korean models.

According to LG's changelog, it has added all core Android 12 features, such as the ability to see when your camera or microphone is being used. LG has published all the changes that its Android 12 update makes to the LG Velvet in an infographic, embedded below. Seemingly, LG has not added any custom features, which posts on r/LGVelvet demonstrate. Often, LG buries any notable changes without making a fuss about them, so there could be a few alterations somewhere. 

(Image source: LG)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-03-16 (Update: 2022-03-16)