The LG V50 ThinQ gets Android 12
In 2019, LG launched the creator-focused LG V50 ThinQ. It was the phone that introduced the LG showcase and it brought many powerful features. Now the LG V50 is finally getting the update to Android 12, according to 9To5Google.
The LG V50 was the penultimate phone in the V series; the penultimate before LG bid farewell to its mobile division. This phone used a toned down design, but it packed a lot of power under the hood. It has unfortunately been overlooked for the latest Galaxy phones and iPhones of the year. Although this phone has the mature age of three years, its OEM still supports it with software updates.
LG V50 ThinQ finally gets Android 12
With all the buzz surrounding Android 13, it’s hard to get excited about a phone with Android 12. However, this matters because LG shut down its mobile division last year. Everyone was wondering what the company was planning to do with software support. The LG Wing and LG Velvet came out the year before, so they had a ton of software support due to them.
Luckily, LG gave us the good news that they are planning to support their devices after the mobile division is shut down. Already, the Velvet, V60 and Wing got the update to Android 12.
Now there is disappointing news, as there are no visual changes in the software of the LG V50. There was none with other LG phones that received the update. It makes sense, because the company is diverting its attention to other projects. You don’t really need to make big changes to the UI.
This unfortunately means that there will be no dynamic color with the update. If anything, most people wish they had this. However, this does not come with this update.
LG brings some of the more functional features present in Android 12 though. For starters, it brings the privacy indicators for the camera and microphone. Users will have a small dot on the top of the phone when the cameras or microphone are in use.
Moreover, the software will also give people a choice between giving their precise location or their approximate location. This update is coming to US units, so check for the update to reach your phone.