On April 5, LG confirmed its plans to exit the smartphone business on July 31. But in a surprising twist, the company is now promising three years of Android OS updates for ‘premium’ phones released in 2019 and later, plus two years of updates for select budget handsets released in 2020.
LG’s press release is a bit sketchy and doesn’t include a concrete timeline for its devices. But the company confirms that the G-series, V-series, Velvet and Wing devices were released in 201
As for budget holders, LG confirms that “certain 2020 models, such as LG Stylo and K series, will receive two OS updates.” In other words, phones such as the LG K62 and LG Stylo 6 will end their lifecycle with Android 12. At the time of writing, LG has not yet confirmed whether other budget handsets for 2020, such as the LG Xpression Plus 3, will receive a long-term update. received. support.
While we regret that LG is leaving the phone business, this seems to be the best possible outcome for people who actually own a LG device. LG has never been good at updating its phones, and devices covered by this warranty probably wouldn’t make it through the three years of updates if LG decided to stay in the game.
In any case, don’t expect these updates to come on time. LG’s 2020 devices are still running Android 10, and the Android 11 update isn’t scheduled for late this year. There is also the possibility that LG will not keep its promise, which is something to keep in mind if you are considering buying a discounted LG phone.