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LG's slow updates outside of South Korea continue with the LG Wing

The LG Wing is receiving software updates slowly outside of South Korea. (Image source: LG)
The LG Wing is receiving software updates slowly outside of South Korea. (Image source: LG)
Non-South Korean variants of the LG Wing are already lagging behind in terms of software improvements. While LG delivered new multitasking features to the South Korean edition of the Wing in early November, it has taken almost two months for the update to arrive in the US.
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The LG Wing, or Wing 5G as it is also, may not feature a flagship chipset, but it is undoubtedly the company's latest premier smartphone. A premier smartphone from LG does not mean that it will receive timely software updates though, as owners of practically any recent LG handset would probably agree. Software support for the Wing 5G so far does not inspire confidence, either.

Currently, two problems exist with LG's distribution of software updates. On the one hand, LG takes a lot longer to release OS updates than its competitors do. LG is yet to upgrade any of its handsets beyond Android 10, for example, despite releasing the Wing 5G in October - well after Google finalised Android 11.

On the other hand, LG is just as slow at bringing updates that it has released in South Korea to wider audiences. In November, we reported that LG had introduced a slew of new features to the Wing 5G, some of which vastly improved the dual-screen experience of the device. LG finalised this update for South Korean devices on November 5, but it took the company almost two months to bring a comparable update to the US.

We have no reason to believe that LG will get any faster at delivering updates for the Wing 5G, either. It will be three years this April since LG announced its Software Upgrade Center, which it claimed would provide 'customers worldwide with faster, timelier, smartphone operating system and software updates'. Sadly, LG remains as tardy as ever.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-01- 6 (Update: 2021-01- 6)