LG has posted a timetable for when Android 11 will be available on some of its European phones. Just a few LG phones, including the LG Velvet 5G in South Korea, have received Android 11. Now, it appears that the company will roll out the update to some of its other smartphones in Europe, including the LG G8X, LG Wing, LG K52, LG K42, and others. Although other regions should receive updates in a similar timeline, there is no indication of when it will be at this moment.
As per a post on the company’s Germany website, Android 11 is currently being tested on several smartphones including the LG Velvet’s 5G and 4G models, LG G8X ThinQ, LG G8S ThinQ, LG Wing, LG K52, and LG K42. The LG Velvet 5G will be the first to receive the update by April 2021. The South Korean version of the LG Velvet 5G was reportedly updated to Android 11 at the beginning of February.
The LG G8X ThinQ is schedule to receive Android 11 update by Q2 2021 so sometime before June ends. The LG Velvet 4G and LG G8S ThinQ will be updated by Q3 2021 so before the end of September. Lastly, LG Wing, LG K52, and LG K42 will get the update by Q4 2021 so by the end of the year.
LG hasn’t been great at updating its phones, and although the LG Wing, LG K42, LG K52, and Velvet are all fairly recent, the LG G8S ThinQ debuted in February 2019 and the LG G8X ThinQ in September 2019. Last September, the LG G8X ThinQ was upgraded to Android 10, and the LG G8S ThinQ was updated in October.
The company launched the LG W41 series of smartphones in February this year and they came with Android 10 with no information on being updated to Android 11.