After abandoning global smartphone market, LG tried to reassure the public by confirming that it should release up to three years of software updates for its devices. However, the South Korean giant declined to elaborate.
Now, after a lot of pressure and demand from the public, LG finally published a complete list where it makes clear which cell phones should receive Android 12, for example.
See below that only LG Wing and Veltet are expected to gain enhanced support up to Android 13. The information was discovered and shared by Android Authority personnel.
In addition, LG Germany also shared all Android 11 update planning. So, now we know that Velvet should receive the update with the new software later this month.
On the other hand, the LG K42 and K52 should only receive the update in the last quarter of 2021. Check below:
It’s worth mentioning that this Android 11 timeline only valid for smartphones sold in Germany. That’s because LG itself makes it very clear that the availability of its updates will also depend on the market where the cell phone is active.
After officialize its exit from the global smartphone market, LG also promised to continue delivering software updates for its current smartphones. However, the company did not even release a detailed list of its new update policy.
Now, according to the latest information, the South Korean giant plans to deliver up to three years of updates for some models. Generally speaking, the LG statement said that all premium phones launched after 2019 in the G, V, Veltet and Wing series should be awarded.
The devices of the K and Stylo families are guaranteed support for two years. The manufacturer’s note also makes it clear that “other updates will depend on Google’s distribution of Android and performance on the device”. Of course, this means that some models may not receive Android 12 or 13, for example.
Finally, the note from LG states that company should continue to manufacture smartphones until July to meet contractual obligations with operators and retail partners.
Although it is a relief for anyone looking to buy a LG phone, the company does not make it clear whether these devices will receive three major software updates (Android versions) or just three years of security package, for example. Of course, this doubt can be clarified at another time.
In a conference held during the night, the LG made official its exit from the global smartphone market. The announcement came after several years of loss, in addition to some failed attempts to sell the mobile sector.
During the presentation, LG promised to maintain support with software updates for its existing smartphones. The company did not go into details, but it is already certain that the software updates must be delivered.
LG just said that “it will provide service support and software updates to customers of existing mobile products for a period of time that varies by region.”
In addition, sources in the industry also point out that the LG is expected to deliver Android 12 for some of its latest phones. The idea is not to scare consumers and leave the mobile segment without much inconvenience.
For now, LG has not yet published a list, but the company’s initial schedule predicts that Android 11 is delivered to these devices:
LG G8X, G8S, Velvet 4G, Wing, K52 and K42 phones are expected to receive Android 11 later this year.
Models that may be eligible for Android 12 include:
LG Velvet, V60 ThinQ e Wing
Finally, the LG can also simplify the user experience on Android 12 when delivering the software without much change. Thus, the devices should gain only the resources planned by Google, something that is still very positive.
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