LG has announced a pledge to situation future Android OS updates to a lot of its smartphones regardless of confirming earlier this week that it’ll be leaving the telephone enterprise altogether. The Velvet, Wing, and G- and V- sequence telephones from 2019 or later ought to be getting three Android updates from their yr of launch, and “sure 2020 fashions corresponding to LG Stylo and Okay sequence” will get two updates.
For instance, the Velvet got here out final yr with Android 10, and its Android 11 rollout is at the moment in progress. That signifies that it must also be getting Android 12 and 13 in some unspecified time in the future, assuming Google continues its yearly cadence. LG variously describes this announcement as a “three-year pledge” and a “three-OS-update assure.”
The announcement is somewhat stunning as a result of LG telephones typically wouldn’t have been anticipated to get that many updates even whereas LG was truly within the telephone enterprise. The corporate announced a devoted “Software program Improve Middle” in 2018, however little to nothing modified about its Android replace state of affairs. Most of its newest premium telephones aren’t scheduled to obtain Android 11 until the end of 2021.
Earlier this week, LG’s Korean web site indicated that some chosen fashions would additionally get an Android 12 replace.