Even though LG’s mobile division may be dead, it’s still operating like a zombie; it promised to upgrade some of its last products to Android 12 this year and is just now starting to do so. Today, the LG V50 ThinQ 5G began receiving the Android 12 upgrade, following the Velvet and the V60 ThinQ. By the end of June, this update was expected to be released, however there was a small delay.
At this point, Android 13 may be just around the corner, but it’s still admirable to see a corporation that left the mobile game remember its former fans. The V50 ThinQ 5G was introduced in April 2019, and Verizon US variants are now receiving the Android 12 upgrade. The other US versions of the phone are presumably next in line to get the freebies.
Although there isn’t much in the way of a changelog, you can expect to get all of the lovely new features Google crammed into Android 12 last year, like controls for location sharing and privacy indications for the microphone and camera. Expect no UI changes, though; evidently integrating them would have required too much work, so the software will continue to seem as it did before to the upgrade.
The V50 ThinQ is the last Android device, so don’t anticipate any further upgrades. Perhaps it’s time to upgrade to a fresh phone now that the old one is more than three years old?