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The LG Velvet becomes the company's first device to receive Android 11 as part of the LG OS Preview Program

The LG Velvet is the first device to receive Android 11 in any form. (Image source: LG)
The LG Velvet is the first device to receive Android 11 in any form. (Image source: LG)
The LG Velvet has started to receive Android 11, albeit only in South Korea. The LG OS Preview Program is open to multiple variants of the device, and marks the beginning of the path to Android 11 for LG handsets.

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The Android 11 Beta Preview is available for the LG Velvet, MyLGPhones has spotted. According to an official announcement, the company opened its LG OS Preview Program for the SKT, KT and LG U+ variants of the handset. There were rumours that LG would be testing Android 11 on the V60 ThinQ first, but only the Velvet appears to be privy to the OS Preview Program at this time.

If you have an eligible variant of the LG Velvet, then you can sign up for the LG OS Preview Program through the Quick Help app. LG stresses in the notes of the LG OS Preview Program that the Android 11 Beta Preview may contain bugs. Additionally, reverting to LG UX 9.0 requires the use of the LG Bridge app, which is available on Windows and Mac.

Sadly, there is no mention of when LG plans to release Android 11, nor any hints of the improvements that it will bring to its handsets. Presumably, the latter will arrive soon as people begin to test Android 11 on the Velvet in South Korea. The commencement of beta testing suggests that it could be a while yet before Android 11 arrives globally for LG smartphones though, which should come as no surprise to LG fans.

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(Image source: LG)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-12-11 (Update: 2020-12-11)