In the event you not too long ago purchased an LG smartphone, you might be questioning whether or not the product will proceed to obtain Android updates, for the reason that firm is shutting down its cell phone enterprise.
On Wednesday, the Korean vendor offered a solution: LG announced a “three-year pledge” to ship Android updates to its premium line of smartphones. It plans to ship “as much as three iterations” of the Android working system ranging from the yr the product was initially bought. (The OS is presently on the Android 11 iteration.)
“The three OS replace assure applies to LG premium telephones launched in 2019 and later (G sequence, V sequence, Velvet, Wing),” the corporate mentioned. So if you happen to not too long ago purchased the LG Wing 5G which comes with Android 10, presumably you’ll obtain Android 11, 12 and 13 down the road.
In the meantime, the corporate’s 2020 fashions for the lower-end LG Model and Ok sequence will solely obtain two Android OS iterations. Nevertheless, LG cautions the long run updates will rely on Google’s “distribution schedule in addition to different elements corresponding to machine efficiency and compatibility.”
LG made the pledge as the corporate hopes to filter out the remainder of its product inventory, although it can proceed making smartphones by June to fulfill its contractual obligations with carriers and companions.
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“This implies clients can nonetheless buy LG cellphones presently in stock and repair assist and safety software program updates will proceed to be offered for a time frame for sure units,” the corporate added. “Prospects ought to contact their native LG customer service center for extra particulars.”
That mentioned, some customers and media retailers have beforehand complained LG has been abysmally sluggish to roll out Android updates. LG’s personal German website says it does not plan on rolling out the Android 11 replace to the LG Wing till this yr’s fourth quarter. So it is possibly finest to take the corporate’s promise round software program updates with a grain of salt.