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- LG will continue to provide software updates for certain mobile phones in certain regions after its mobile division is closed.
- Some LG phones may also use Android 12.
- However, the company’s plan is not static.
LG has officially shut down its smartphone business, although this means that we will not see any new LG phones in the future, but the company has not completely abandoned its existing devices. Not only that.
The company stated in a press release that it will continue to provide software updates for its phones, and these updates will vary by region.
In addition, the company also provides some clearer instructions (hours/tons) on its Korean website XDA developers) Software support plans for their mobile phones.
According to LG (Machine Translation), as previously announced, Android 11 updates for certain models are currently underway. Some LG phones will also be upgraded to Android 12. However, the operating system update plan will depend on Google’s release schedule, product performance and product stability.
The company also plans to continue to provide security updates to its phones, but said it can change its policies at any time in the future.
In essence, LG’s software support plan is pending. You might get the Android 12 update on LG Velvet or Wing, but you’re not so sure right now.
Given that the mobile sector is undergoing a major shift, we will not be surprised if some of the promised updates are also delayed. In addition, LG does not have a good track record of providing timely software updates. Its equipment is usually upgraded within a few months after its equivalent products, and we expect these timelines to become more uncertain in the future.
When asked about this, LG spokesperson Ken Hong told Android authorization“Yes, future Android updates will be launched for certain phones in some markets, although I don’t know if the United States is included in this list.”
The official pointed us to the US team to further clarify software updates for LG phones in the region. If we receive a reply from the company, we will update this article.