LG Wing starts receiving final Android OS upgrade with new update
LG has started updating the Wing to Android 13, less than a year after releasing Android 12 to the device. For now, the company has only rolled out Android 13 to handsets it sold in South Korea. Typically, the company takes a few months before offering an equivalent update in other markets like North America and Europe.
For reference, Android 13 arrives as F100N40a and features the March 2023 set of Android security patches. It remains to be seen how many more security patch updates LG will provide; the Wing will reach its third birthday in September 2023. According to LG, the Wing's 1.4 GB OS update contains the following new features, besides Android 13 itself:
- Device control shortcut icons can be displayed on the lock screen.
- Added preview, sharing, and text editing functions for copied text or images.
- You can check and stop apps that are currently active in the status notification window.
- The multi-window function has been simplified.
- The functions of the music and video controllers displayed in the status notification window have been improved.
- Added notification permission setting function for each app.
In short, LG has delivered on its promise to furnish the Wing with three major Android OS updates. As always, LG prevents its smartphones from being downgraded to earlier Android versions. However, we have not observed any issues with Android 13 on the LG Wing so far. Please see our LG Wing review for full device details and our thoughts on the company's final flagship smartphone, ignoring those that LG scrapped before it exited the smartphone market.