LG promises three years of Android updates despite exiting phone business

LG has introduced a pledge to subject future Android OS updates to many of its smartphones despite confirming earlier this week that it’ll be leaving the phone business altogether. The Velvet, Wing, and G- and V- collection telephones from 2019 or later needs to be getting three Android updates from their yr of launch, and “certain 2020 models such as LG Stylo and K series” will get two updates.

For instance, the Velvet got here out final yr with Android 10, and its Android 11 rollout is presently in progress. That implies that it also needs to be getting Android 12 and 13 in some unspecified time in the future, assuming Google continues its yearly cadence. LG variously describes this announcement as a “three-year pledge” and a “three-OS-update guarantee.”

The announcement is a bit shocking as a result of LG telephones usually wouldn’t have been anticipated to get that many updates even whereas LG was truly within the phone business. The firm introduced a devoted “Software Upgrade Center” in 2018, however little to nothing modified about its Android replace scenario. Most of its newest premium telephones aren’t scheduled to obtain Android 11 till the top of 2021.

Earlier this week, LG’s Korean web site indicated that some chosen fashions would additionally get an Android 12 replace.

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