LG does nothing to dispel its terrible reputation for delivering updates with its latest Android 11 roadmap
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LG has a terrible reputation for releasing OS updates, and is often one of the last Android OEMs to do so. The company has insisted for years now that it is improving in this department, but its latest Android 11 rollout schedule suggests otherwise. We should stress that the image below only relates to LG devices sold in Germany, and not elsewhere in the EU. LG sells the V50 ThinQ and V60 ThinQ in the Netherlands, for example, which should both receive Android 11. In fact, the latter has already moved onto the new OS in the US.
However, the roadmap admits that LG only believes that it is feasible to upgrade two smartphones to Android 11 in Germany by July 2021. Worse still, LG expects to bring on another two devices by the time that October rolls around. Committing to upgrading only four smartphones to Android 11 within a year of the OS being released is atrocious, in our opinion. Presumably, Google will have started upgrading its Pixel smartphones to Android 12 in Q4 2021, too.
Q4 2021 is when the Wing will be eligible for Android 11 too, despite it being the most expensive smartphone that LG sells in Germany. In short, LG continues to be one of the worst Android OEMs for updates, and it shows no signs of improvement.