LG promises three Android OS system upgrades for the last of its premium smartphones
The demise of LG’s smartphone mobile business has been dominating headlines over the past week and rightly so. Although the company has never really managed to gain significant market traction globally, it had a great track record of smartphone innovation introducing features such as widescreen displays, QHD resolutions and the multiple camera sensors that are all commonplace among today’s premium handsets.
Naturally, however, this has left many of LG’s existing customers wondering what might become of their smartphones in terms of software support. LG has now cleared this up with a press release promising a guaranteed “three iterations of Android operating system updates from the year of purchase.” According to the company, the guarantee applies to LG’s premium smartphones released from 2019 to 2021 including all G series, V series, the Velvet and Wing models.
The company also says that certain mid-range handsets like the LG Stylo and K series smartphones will receive up to two OS updates subject to device performance and compatibility. The statement also reveals that LG will continue producing smartphones through to the middle of 2021 to satisfy carrier and partner obligations. The software update promise, however, should help to ensure that LG and its partners don’t have any trouble clearing the remaining inventory of LG’s smartphones.