LG will update older flagships with the Velvet UI, starting with the LG V50 ThinQ

Peter, 09 July 2020

The LG Velvet represents not only a change in the company designs its hardware but also the software – LG announced that it will bring the Velvet UI to several of its older flagships. This decision was reached by surveying customer opinions through the Quick Help app.

The new UI is already rolling out to the LG V50 ThinQ as an over-the-air update (starting with units in South Korea). It changes the Volume control dialog and the In-call information window, it also allows you to customize the color of the notification bar.

LG will update older flagships with the Velvet UI, starting with the LG V50 ThinQ

Besides the V50, five other LG flagships will receive Velvet UI: LG V50S ThinQ, LG G8 ThinQ, LG V40 ThinQ, LG V35 ThinQ and the LG G7 ThinQ.

The company will step up its game when it comes to long-term support for its phones to inspire confidence in buyers (this is again the result of a Quick Help survey). It says it will continue providing OS updates and security patches, but didn’t give concrete time frames (the V35 and G7 are from mid-2018, so they are two years old at this point).

Source (in Korean)


Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 01 Aug 2020
  • jZa

I am less than enthused with LG's patch frequency. My V35 hasn't seen a single patch since March - and there have been plenty of critical Android security patches since then. E.g. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/05/new...

  • Mlamin
  • 23 Jul 2020
  • r3a

That is from 2017 unlike the v35

  • Anonymous
  • 19 Jul 2020
  • vaS

When to get lm-v500em

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