05 September 2022
It is just a month short of the first anniversary since LG exited the smartphone business. It has not launched any new smartphones since then but has continued providing software support to existing eligible models. One of these devices is the LG Velvet which launched with Android 10 but received Android 11 last April. A year later, it is now time for a new software experience for its users.
LG has announced LG Velvet Android 12 upgrade for users in South Korea. The official announcement talks about some of the key features that will become available through the update. The team has added dedicated toggles for enabling and disabling microphone and camera access permission. These are available through system settings.
The software will now show a green color indicator in the top right corner whenever an app would be accessing the device's microphone or location. This feature works automatically and the user does need to do anything to use it. As for location sharing, it is now possible to choose whether to share exact or approximate location with the app.
It is an over-the-air update and LG Velvet users should receive a notification whenever it becomes available for their particular unit. The update is currently available only in South Korea with no words on global expansion. We will keep you updated as and when the update rollout will expand to global markets.