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After two years and just one major OS update, LG gives up on the LG V20

Regarded by some as the last great Android flagship, the V20 was marred by lackluster software updates.
Regarded by some as the last great Android flagship, the V20 was marred by lackluster software updates.
27 months after the LG V20 was released, LG appears to have finally ended all software support for it. The device ran on Android Nougat out of the box and only received the Oreo update almost a year after launch. This marks a sad end for a device widely regarded as the last truly great Android flagship.

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LG launched the LG V20 back in September 2016. The device had the honor of being the first to ship with Android Nougat but, for most, that is where the journey ends. The V20 suffered from anemic software updates, and only managed to receive Android Oreo after Pie was released. Sadly, LG may have finally put the phone out of its misery.

According to XDA-Developers, LG has omitted the V20 and G5 from its maintenance schedule page. The G5 is acceptable, as it was released three years ago, and has come to the natural end of its software life. The V20, however, is a different case. The company is said to have marketed it with the promise of two years of major OS updates. So far, the V20 has received just the one Oreo update, and even that is a mixed bag, with a significant percentage of V20 users still yet to see the Oreo OTA at all.

LG already has a horrible reputation with software updates, and this only manages to cement it. The company’s hardware is fine for the most part but if updates are a necessity, potential buyers would do well to look elsewhere.

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Ricci Rox, 2019-01-13 (Update: 2019-01-13)
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - News Editor - @riccirox
I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.