LG guarantees three years of Android updates regardless of exiting telephone enterprise

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LG has introduced a pledge to situation future Android OS updates to lots 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- collection telephones from 2019 or later needs to be getting three Android updates from their yr of launch, and “certain 2020 models such as LG Stylo and K series” will get two updates.

For instance, the Velvet got here out final yr with Android 10, and its Android 11 rollout is at present in progress. That signifies that it must also be getting Android 12 and 13 sooner or later, assuming Google continues its yearly cadence. LG variously describes this announcement as a “three-year pledge” and a “three-OS-update guarantee.”

The announcement is a bit of shocking as a result of LG telephones usually wouldn’t have been anticipated to get that many updates even whereas LG was really within the telephone enterprise. The firm introduced a devoted “Software Upgrade Center” 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 till the tip of 2021.

Earlier this week, LG’s Korean web site indicated that some chosen fashions would additionally get an Android 12 replace.

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