LG’s smartphone business hasn’t been so hot in recent years, so it’s no surprise that LG announced earlier tonight that it would close its mobile business unit. For the distant observers and the media, we realize how much the company has brought to the table and how the industry has just lost an important innovation. However, for customers, the shutdown will be closer, because it means that they will eventually have to move on from their existing smartphones. Fortunately, LG does not want to make existing customers feel inconvenient to this news, so they announced that they will continue to provide software updates. It turns out that the company may even provide an update to Google’s latest operating system, Android 1
LG stated in the press release, “It will provide service support and software updates for customers of existing mobile products within a period of time, and the time will vary from region to region.” For those who own LG phones, you know that the company will spend The good times are rolling out software updates worldwide, so you may not be surprised to hear about the company’s inconsistent post-shutdown support plans. However, on the company’s South Korean website, they further elaborated on its software update plan.
The company said that in essence, it will continue to roll out Android 11 OS updates for supported models as previously announced. Moreover, they even plan to launch an update to Android 12 for certain devices. However, they warned that when testing updates, they may adjust their operating system upgrade plans based on Google’s distribution schedule and the performance of each device. If there are any major issues with the Android 12 update during the test, LG may abandon its plans to release the update. We hope this is not the case, but if it is, we hope that the bootloader unlockable model will see some love from independent developers on our forum.
So far, LG has rolled out the Android 11 update on a few of its devices, including Velvet, V60 ThinQ and most recently G7 One. Other phones expected to receive updates later this year include G8X, G8S, Velvet 4G, Wing, K52 and K42. If the company does manage to roll out the Android 12 update, expect it to land only on flagship phones released with Android 10 (such as Velvet, V60 ThinQ, and Wing).
// T @Kuma_Sleepy