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The stable Android 11 update finally hits the LG Velvet in South Korea

The LG Velvet: now on stable Android 11 (sort of). (Source: LG)
The LG Velvet: now on stable Android 11 (sort of). (Source: LG)
LG had nominated only 1 phone to upgrade to Android 11 in 2021: the 2020 sort-of-mid-ranger Velvet. This has at least allowed it to get the device's new UI out of beta and into a stable channel, according to a user on Reddit at least. However, the update only seems to be available in South Korea at the moment.

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LG has projected that it will start to update its newer phones to Android 11 in 2021. However, only one of them is to get this upgrade in the first quarter of the year, and that is the Velvet, the company's flagship-alternative from 2020. This schedule, strikingly restricted though it might seem (even compared to fellow South Korean electronics giant Samsung), does at least seem to be on track.

The Redditor techienessTechHub has posted what is claimed as the latest changelog for the LG Velvet, in which the device is updated to an Android 11 OS. This has been available for about a month now, albeit only in beta form and in South Korea. Based on the text of the user's screenshots, the market for this update remains the same, although it is now a stable (or "official") roll-out of the new OS.

Then again, this 2.3GB update only seems to apply to the phone's original 5G variant (LM-G900N), although the Velvet does have 4G/LTE-only versions as well. As for other premium LG devices, there is still no word on a major upgrade for them. Then again, the Wing, a new and intriguing swivel-screen form-factor LG has just invented, still gets fairly regular software support as its unusual UX still needs refinement.

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Alleged LG Velvet Android 11 update screenshots. (Source: Reddit)
Alleged LG Velvet Android 11 update screenshots. (Source: Reddit)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-01-31 (Update: 2021-01-31)