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The LG Wing is still without an OS update to Android 11, eight months after it launched

The LG Wing 5G remains on Android 10, eight months after its release. (Image source: NextPit)
The LG Wing 5G remains on Android 10, eight months after its release. (Image source: NextPit)
The LG Wing feels like abandonware at this point, with LG affording the device awful software support. Not only has the company silently switched to bi-monthly security patch updates, but it continues to keep the handset on Android 10.
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LG announced the Wing 5G, or Wing as it is more commonly known, in September 2020 running Android 10. The device arrived a month later to a mixed response, albeit not necessarily because it ran Android 10. You can read our thoughts on the LG Wing here.

In December, LG committed to upgrading the Wing to Android 11 through Android 13, although it would not disclose when for the former. Typically, South Korean variants are bell weathers for when LG smartphones will receive OS upgrades, as was the case with the LG Velvet. LG's software support for the South Korean Wing is grim though, in our opinion.

According to LG Korea's website, the Wing has received eight updates so far, with two issued in October and December, respectively. However, LG switched from monthly to bi-monthly updates at the turn of the year, a sure sign that an Android OEM no longer values supporting a smartphone.

In fact, the Wing's last two changelogs read like LG is in maintenance mode. While it added a slew of features to the device in January, the company has only updated the device's security patch level since.

Unfortunately, it remains unclear when LG will update the Wing to Android 11, but an official roadmap stated that it would not arrive until Q4 2021 at the earliest. Based on LG's current update schedule, we expect Android 11 to arrive sometime in November 2021. If this remains the state of the Wing's software support, then Android 12 will probably not reach the device until sometime in mid or late 2022, with Android 13 following in late 2023 or early 2024.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-06- 8 (Update: 2021-06- 8)