What you need to know
- The LG V50 ThinQ is receiving a final software update via Android 12.
- The update sees improvements to the phones privacy options for camera, microphone, and location.
- This new update brings new functions to the phone to remove permissions and free up some space.
LG pulled out of the smartphone game long ago. However, the company has not completely finished supporting its current phones like the LG V50 ThinQ (Opens in a new tab) It is receiving an Android 12 update.
As I mentioned 9to5Google (Opens in a new tab)The LG V50 ThinQ smartphone has received what is being seen as the “last major update” with Android 12. Verizon (Opens in a new tab) The update was released on July 8 and the release saw some additions brought in for users’ privacy. The device’s camera and microphone received some additional privacy options by going into the phone’s settings. The update also improves the phone’s device location / permission settings.
The new Android 12 update sees the LG V50 ThinQ receive a new function to remove existing permissions and free up space. The LG V50 had some similarities with its predecessor, the LG V40 (Opens in a new tab). LG has also positioned itself towards the foldable phone industry. The LG V50 could turn into a “foldable” phone via a special device case. This will create another screen that works like some of the best foldable phones (Opens in a new tab). It’s an interesting phone, as it even comes with five cameras.
LG is slowly pushing these Android 12 updates to its current and no longer expanding range of smartphones. Given that LG is no longer making more smartphones for consumers, this will likely be the last minute for their devices.