There’s still some zombie stuff going on at LG’s mobile division – the company promised to update some of its last devices to Android 12 this year, and it’s taking a long time. The LG V50 ThinQ 5G started receiving Android 12 updates today, following the Velvet and the V60 ThinQ. Updates were supposed to be completed by June 30, but they seem to have been slightly delayed.
Although Android 13 isn’t far off, it is commendable to see a company that abandoned the mobile game still paying attention to its old customers. Verizon models in the US are currently receiving Android 12 updates for the V50 ThinQ 5G released in April 2019. So we can probably expect to see the goodies on other US phone versions soon.
Google packed a lot of excellent features into Android 12 last year, including privacy indicators for the microphone and camera, location-sharing controls, and more. You’ll receive them all again in Android 13. However, the software will look the same as it did before the update – integrating UI changes would have taken too much time, so it will look like it did previously.
In addition, the V50 ThinQ will not receive any additional Android updates after this. However, it has now been more than three years since the phone was purchased, perhaps it’s time to upgrade.