08 January 2021
LG has finally kicked off Android 11 beta testing but unfortunately, it is limited to a very specific group of users. The LG Velvet is the only smartphone for which the next-gen Android version is getting developed. If that was not enough, the team has restricted the beta testing process to South Korean users on SKT, KT, and LG U+.
The LG Velvet Android 11 beta testing recruitment is being done through the LG Quick Help application. The exact selection criteria are unknown but if you get selected, the beta update will become available over the air (OTA). There is no official announcement regarding the beta testing duration. This makes it hard to guess when we can expect a stable build rollout.
If you wish to be one of the beta testers, install the aforementioned app, and follow the instructions mentioned there. It is worth noting that beta builds are unfinished releases. As a result, these are likely to be plagued with performance issues and various bugs that a tester has to report and provide feedback about. If you are comfortable playing that role and dealing with these issues, you can go ahead with the process.
As for the official changelog, here is everything that LG has listed:
- Added a notification window for conversation
- Added message bubble function Added function to check deleted notification history
- Added’Allow this time only’ function to grant permission only once when running the app
- Added the ability to hide silent notifications IoT device control function added to the power screen
- Navigation bar hiding function added to gesture mode Night time lapse and quick view function added to basic camera application
- QR code scanning function added to basic camera application settings
- Added keyboard size and position adjustment function