LG has announced a pledge to situation future Android OS updates to lots of its smartphones regardless of confirming earlier this week that it’ll be leaving the telephone enterprise altogether. The Velvet, Wing, and G- and V- collection telephones from 2019 or later must be getting three Android updates from their 12 months of launch, and “sure 2020 fashions reminiscent of LG Stylo and Okay collection” will get two updates.
For instance, the Velvet got here out final 12 months with Android 10, and its Android 11 rollout is at the moment in progress. That implies that it also needs to be getting Android 12 and 13 sooner or later, assuming Google continues its yearly cadence. LG variously describes this announcement as a “three-year pledge” and a “three-OS-update assure.”
The announcement is somewhat stunning as a result of LG telephones typically wouldn’t have been anticipated to get that many updates even whereas LG was really within the telephone enterprise. The corporate announced a devoted “Software program Improve Heart” in 2018, however little to nothing modified about its Android replace state of affairs. Most of its newest premium telephones aren’t scheduled to obtain Android 11 until the end of 2021.
Earlier this week, LG’s Korean web site indicated that some chosen fashions would additionally get an Android 12 replace.