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LG backtracks on its stance, promises Pie for the ignored LG V20

The LG V20. (Source: PocketNow)
The LG V20. (Source: PocketNow)
A short while ago, it was revealed that LG had ended future software support for the V20, ensuring that the flagship would be stuck on the only major OS update it received: Oreo. It would appear that LG has made a U-turn on that decision, and the V20 could receive Pie after all.

Last week, it was revealed that LG had taken off the V20 from its scheduled maintenance list, a move that spelled the end of software support for the two-year-old flagship after it had received just one major OS update. It would appear that the ensuing media outcry has caused LG to make a U-turn on its decision.

The company, in an official update roadmap, has confirmed that the V20 will receive Pie after all, although it will not be until the third quarter of the year. Q3 was when the V20 received Oreo last year, after almost two years running on Android Nougat. By the time the update rolls out, we expect Android Q to have been released.

In any case, LG V20 owners may rest a bit easier now, with this in mind. Of course, there’s a chance LG never makes do on its promises and the V20 remains stuck on Oreo. Wouldn’t put it past the company, considering its history with software updates.

The V30, V40 ThinQ, and V30S are expected to get Pie in Q2, while the G7 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ will receive the update within the next two months, with G7 owners in South Korea already doing so.

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Ricci Rox, 2019-01-20 (Update: 2019-01-20)
Ricci Rox
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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.