[Update: Dec. 11] LG Velvet UI update tracker: Devices that have received it so far


New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on August 21, 2020) follows:

LG Velvet UI is the company’s latest skin that runs on top of AOSP. Formerly known as LG UX or Optimus UI prior to that, the Velvet UI was announced this year as part of the LG Velvet and LG Velvet 5G devices.

The two Velvet phones are already available in a handful of markets and are expected to keep finding their way to even more regions in the coming weeks and months for that matter. Not only are early adopters impressed with the device build, but also the software that runs the show.

But as usual, not everyone is willing and ready to shell out hundreds of dollars every time a company releases a new phone. Instead, companies have found a way of bringing the experience in their new phones to older phones via software updates.


LG Velvet UI update released for V50 ThinQ

This is exactly the case for secret admirers of the LG Velvet devices and the all-new Velvet UI. A good number of those still holding onto older LG flagships also want this and LG is giving it to them as requested, but of course, not everyone is going to get the update at once.

Matter of fact, only a handful of LG devices have been given the greenlight as far as the Velvet UI update is concerned, namely LG V50 ThinQ, V50S ThinQ, V40 ThinQ, V35 ThinQ, G8 ThinQ, G8X ThinQ, and G7 ThinQ. We don’t know yet if this list will grow bigger, but it’s likely.

That said, below are the LG devices that have picked up the Velvet UI update so far. The table will be updated regularly to reflect the latest developments.

Device/Region Korea Europe USA Canada India
LG V50 ThinQ Released Coming soon Coming soon N/A N/A
LG V50S ThinQ Coming soon N/A N/A N/A N/A
LG V40 ThinQ Released Coming soon Coming soon N/A Coming soon
LG V35 ThinQ Released N/A Coming soon N/A N/A
LG G8 ThinQ Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon N/A
LG G8X ThinQ Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon
LG G8S ThinQ Coming soon Coming soon N/A N/A Coming soon
LG G7 ThinQ Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon Coming soon

If you can wait no more, at least for those who own the T-Mobile variant of the LG G7 ThinQ, how about go the manual way and try some of the new Velvet UI apps here? Of course, this won’t bring the full experience, but it’s something to hold onto as you wait for the official update.

Update 1 (October 20)

IST 07:24 pm: LG has announced that it will be making the Velvet UI skin available for devices such as the LG Q51 and Q61 and which are part of the company’s budget lineup as per a report.

Update 2 (November 18)

IST 01:55 pm: LG has reportedly released the Velvet UI for the LG V35 ThinQ (LM-V350n) model. This new update bears the software version V350N30b/V350NO30b and is rolling out via OTA and LG Bridge in Korea.

Update 3 (December 11)

IST 04:55 pm: The latest development suggests that LG might be ready to kick-start the Android 11 beta testing for the LG Velvet, at least in Korea. Check out more details here.

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