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I by no means thought I might see LG shut its cellular division earlier than Sony or HTC, however right here we’re. The South Korean firm formally introduced its exit from the smartphone market just a few days in the past. Whereas the corporate wasn’t specific in regards to the software program assist scenario on the time, some particulars have emerged since.
Regardless of exiting the market, LG guarantees to assist a few of its units over the following months and years, with just a few even in for Android 13 (if that is what it will likely be referred to as). Whereas the corporate initially solely promised to deliver Android 11 and perhaps 12 (through XDA Developers), it has now prolonged that promise considerably. It added some extra particulars on which units will obtain which software program updates on its Korean support website. Here is which Android variations you may anticipate on which telephones, in keeping with that documentation:
Naturally, LG’s flagship telephones are in for essentially the most updates, with the Wing and the Velvet supposedly getting Android 13. Different high-end telephones just like the V50 and the G8 are in for Android 12, which continues to be nice information for a corporation that is exiting the smartphone market. The remainder of the lineup, principally consisting of the Q collection, is getting Android 11 not less than.
The corporate weakens its promise a bit by stating that its OS improve plans could also be altered relying on Google’s distribution schedule and the efficiency of every machine whereas testing the replace, so it is completely potential that you simply would possibly find yourself not receiving Android 13 in your LG Wing. If I had been the proprietor of an LG cellphone, I would not be too optimistic in regards to the firm adhering to this schedule anyway — it doesn’t have a great track record with updates, particularly within the final couple of years. With it now leaving the cellular house altogether, it would not be a fantastic shock to see it minimize its replace plans quick.