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LG Android 11 update: Device list and expected release date

While most of the people around the world are waiting for an Android 10 update for their phones, Google has released the Android 11 developer preview for Pixel users. This developer preview is an indication of what lies in store for us this year.

And if you own an LG phone, you are probably wondering whether your device will be getting an Android 11 update or not. We have compiled this comprehensive guide based on LG’s support for its previous models which should give you a good idea about your device’s eligibility.

Note: LG is yet to release an official roadmap for Android 11 updates, but when that happens we will be updating this page regularly. Check back for more recent updates.

LG Android 11 Device List

Here’s a list of LG devices that may and may not get Android 11 update.

LG DeviceAndroid 11 update release date
Aristo 2Not eligible
G7 FitNot eligible
G7 OneNot eligible
G7 ThinQNot eligible
G8 ThinQEligible (Q3 2021)
G8S ThinQEligible (Q3 2021)
G8X ThinQEligible (Q2 2021)
K10Not eligible
K11 PlusNot eligible
K20Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
K30Not eligible
K30Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
K40Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
K40SUnconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
K41SUnconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
K50Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
K50SUnconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
K51SUnconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
K8Not eligible
LG K61Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
Q Stylo 4Not eligible
Q StylusNot eligible
Q60Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
Q7Not eligible
Q70Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
Q8Not eligible
Q9Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
Stylo 5Not eligible
V30S ThinQNot eligible
V35 ThinQNot eligible
V40 ThinQNot eligible
V50 ThinQ 5GEligible (Q3 2021)
V50S ThinQ 5GEligible (Q2 2021)
W10Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
W10 AlphaNot eligible
W30Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
W30 ProUnconfirmed, may not receive Android 11
X Power 3Not eligible
Zone 4Not eligible
Aristo 2Not eligible

You might have noticed that many flagship devices are not eligible for an Android 11 update. This is because unlike other manufacturers, LG does not provide two major OS updates to many of its phones. It mainly depends on the device’s specs and price, but all in all, only the flagships are in line for two major updates.

Hence, only flagship devices in LG V and LG G series, launched with Android 10/Android 9 Pie are eligible for the Android 11 update.

If your LG device is a mid-range or low-end one and was released on Android 10, Android 9 Pie or Android 8.0 Oreo or inferior, it will most probably not get Android 11.

LG V50S ThinQ 5G

  • Eligible in Q2 2021

The V50s ThinQ is one of the flagship models by LG that was released last year with top of the line performance specifications. The phone is due for an Android 10 upgrade in the coming months and considering that most LG flagships get two major OS updates at the least, it is most likely that the V50s ThinQ will end up getting Android 11 in Q2 2021.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G

  • Eligible For Android 11 In Q3 2021

The V50 ThinQ is a top of the line phone by LG that was released with premium specs and is slated for an Android 10 update later this year. Considering LG’s treatment of older flagship models, the V50 ThinQ should see an Android 11 update in Q3 2021.

LG V40 ThinQ

  • Not eligible for Android 11

The LG V40 ThinQ was released back in 2018 and was running Android Oreo right out of the box. It received Android Pie during its lifetime and is slated for an Android 10 update later this year. This completes the two major OS updates that any flagship receives during its lifetime which makes it improbable for the V40 ThinQ to get an Android 11 update in 2021.

LG V35 ThinQ

  • Not eligible for Android 11

The V35 ThinQ was running Android Oreo when it was released. It ended up receiving an Android Pie update during the course of its life and is even slated for an Android 10 update in Q2 2020. This ensures that it is highly unlikely that LG will release an official update to Android 11 for the V35 ThinQ.

LG V30S ThinQ

  • Not eligible for Android 11

The V30S ThinQ was another top of the line device by LG that was released in 2018. This phone was running Android Oreo when released and received an Android 9.0 Pie update in 2019. There is no word on an Android 10 update for the V30S ThinQ in LG’s roadmap which negates the possibility of it receiving an Android 11 update in the future.

LG G8X ThinQ

  • Eligible for Android 11 in Q2 2021

The G8X Thinq is a high performing smartphone that was released back in 2019 and was running Android 9.0 initially. The device is slated to get Android 10 in the coming months which will be its first major OS upgrade. Considering that all high-performance devices from LG see at least two major OS updates, the G8X ThinQ could end up getting Android 11 as early as Q2 2021.

LG G8S ThinQ & LG G8 ThinQ

  • Eligible For Android 11 in Q3 2021

The G8S ThinQ & the G8ThinQ are high performing devices that were released with Android Pie right out of the box. These devices are included in the official roadmap for LG’s Android 10 release later this year which makes it highly likely that they will get an Android 11 update in Q3 2021.

LG G7 Fit , LG G7 One & LG G7 ThinQ

  • Not eligible for Android 11

These devices were released with Android Oreo and consequently ended up receiving Android Pie Updates. But there have been no plans for an Android 10 update. Due to this, there is no chance that the G7 Fit, One or the ThinQ will be receiving an Android 11 update in 2021.

LG K61

  • Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11

The LG K61 is one of the latest smartphones from the house of LG. It was released with Android 10 right out of the box but the phone has seen little to no software support from LG’s end since then. This makes us quite skeptical to the K61 getting an Android 11 update in the future.

LG K51S & LG K41S

  • Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11

The LG K51s & the LG K41S, both were released with Android 10. Considering that the previous year’s K series models were treated to Android 10, it is likely that these devices will see an Android 11 but there is no confirmation yet considering the slow rollout of Android 10 to older devices.

LG K30 & LG K20

  • Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11

The K30 & K20 are both budget devices that run Android 9.0 Pie. The K20, on the other hand, runs even a lighter version of the OS which is titled as the Android 9.0 Go Edition for entry-level smartphones. Considering the specs on these phones and LG’s track record with budget smartphones, it is highly unlikely that they will ever get an Android 11 update in the future. If you are keen on trying the OS, there should be many third party custom ROMS available for these phones after the official release.

LG K40S & LG K50S

  • Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11

The K40S & The K50S are great budget smartphones that were released with Android 9 and are eligible for an Android 10 update in Q3 this year. The K series usually receives one major OS update from LG and considering that Android 10 is coming later this year, it is highly unlikely that these devices will get an Android 11 update in 2021.

LG K50

  • Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11

The K50 is another K series phone that was released with Android 9.0 Pie right out of the box. It is slated for an Android 10 update in Q4 this year which makes it highly likely that it may not receive an Android 11 update in its lifetime.

LG K40

  • Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11

The K40 was released with Android Oreo and ended up receiving an Android Pie Update in 2019. Most K series phones are eligible for a single major OS update which has already happened. Moreover, there is no word on Android 10 for the K40 yet which makes it highly unlikely that it will get an Android 11 update in 2021.

LG K11 Plus, LG K30 & the LG K10

  • Not eligible for Android 11 update

The K11 Plus, K30 & the K10 are older models that were released in 2018. These devices came with Android Nougat right out of the box and ended up receiving an Android Oreo update in 2019. These devices have not even received an official Android 9.0 Pie update which ensures that there will be no Android 11 update for them.

LG W10 Alpha

  • Not eligible for Android 11 update

The LG W10 Alpha is a mid-range smartphone from the house of LG that was released with Android 9.0 Pie right out of the box. Considering LG’s previous treatment of budget smartphones, it is highly unlikely that the W10 Alpha will see an Android 11 update. An Android 10 update is expected by Q4 2020 but there is no official news on it as well.

LG W30 Pro

  • Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11

The W30 Pro is a powerful phone that was released with Android 9.0 Pie right out of the box. It is expected to get an Android 10 update later this year in Q4 along with other LG devices. Considering LG’s support for last year’s pro models, the W30 Pro might not end up receiving an Android 11 after all.

LG W30 & LG W10

  • Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11

The W30 & the W10 will not be eligible for an update considering that there is no news on an Android 10 update for the devices yet. LG, on the other hand, has started rolling out Android 10 to other devices with similar specs and pricing.

LG Q70

  • Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11

The Q70 is one of the latest smartphones in LG’s Q series. It was released last year and was running Android Pie. It is slated for an Android 10 update in Q4 this year and considering LG’s treatment of previous Q series phones, the Q70 might get an Android 11 update but nothing is confirmed as of yet. It could very well end up skipping the Android 11 bandwagon altogether.

LG Q60

  • Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11

The Q60 is a low spec phone that was released with Android Pie and will be receiving an Android 10 update later this year. This makes it highly unlikely that LG will push an Android 11 update for it in 2021 as it will only end up hampering its performance.

LG Q9

  • Unconfirmed, may not receive Android 11

The Q9 is an older device that was released with Android Oreo out of the box. It has already received a major OS update in the form of Android Pie and considering that LG only provides one major update for the Q series, the Q9 may not be receiving an Android 11 update in 2021.

LG Q8 & LG Q7

  • Not eligible for Android 11

The LG Q8 & Q7 are older devices released in 2018 that were running Android Oreo right out of the box. Both the phones have received an Android Pie update but they have not been included in LG’s roadmap for Android 10 release this year. This makes it improbable for these devices to get an Android 11 update in 2021.

LG Q Stylo 4

  • Not eligible for Android 11

The LG Stylo 4 will not be eligible for an Android 11 update. The device was released with Android Oreo and has already received an Android 9 update. But there hasn’t been any news on an Android 10 update which kills any likelihood of an Android 11 update.

LG Q Stylus

  • Not eligible for Android 11

The Q stylus is a budget phone that was released with Android Oreo. It has not been treated to an Android 9 update yet which makes it impossible that it will be seeing Android 11 anytime soon.

LG Stylo 5

  • Not eligible for Android 11

The LG Stylo 5 is a budget device released in 2019, running on Android Pie. It should be getting an Android 10 update considering Stylo 4’s roadmap but it is highly unlikely that the device will get an Android 11 update in 2021 as that would make it the second major update for the device. LG releases two major OS updates only for flagship devices and is known to skip this trend itself in some cases.

LG Aristo 2

  • Not eligible for Android 11

The Aristo 2 received Android 8.0 oreo, as its last major Os update. Since then the device has not been supported by LG in terms of software which makes it highly unlikely that it will be getting Android 11 in 2021.

LG X Power 3

  • Not eligible for Android 11

X Power 3 was running Oreo when it was released. The device has not seen a major OS update since then which makes Android 11 highly unlikely to happen in the next year.


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