In the US, the LG V60 ThinQ is now receiving Android 12

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And now a new LG device is joining this party. We’re talking about the LG V60 ThinQ in the US, and specifically those units that were sold by T-Mobile. Multiple reports on Reddit have surfaced from people owning this device, and receiving the update to Android 12.

LG may have abandoned the smartphone industry entirely, but the Korean business has been unusually accommodating in terms of software support, presumably to avoid disappointing its customers. As a result, it announced that chosen models would be updated to Android 12 and even Android 13, with the Velvet being the first to receive the upgrade.

Highlights

  • Anyway, the update’s changelog is short and vague, but you should expect to receive all the goodies that Google packed into the Android 12 release last year, with some LG paint on top. You also get the March 2022 security patch level, which obviously isn’t current, but can we really complain when the company issuing it has called it quits in the smartphone world?

  • LG V60 ThinQ is now receiving Android 12 in the US. That’s excellent news of course, but it’s also rather odd, since the V60 was on neither of LG’s two lists of eligible devices. It looks like the company just wants to continuously surprise us – and we don’t mind at all.

The update’s download size is 1.17GB, so perhaps only grab it from a fast enough network. As always, it’s likely that the rollout is staged, so it may take a few more days until it reaches all of the V60 units still out there in the wild.