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- LG will continue to offer software updates for certain phones in certain regions, even after the mobile division is switched off.
- Android 12 may also be on the cards for some LG phones.
- However, the company’s plans are not set in stone.
LG is officially shutting down its smartphone business, and although that means we will not see any new LG phones in the future, the company has not completely removed its existing devices. Not quite yet.
The company noted in its press release that it will continue to offer software updates to its phones, and that these updates will vary by region.
Separately, the company also provided some more clarity on its Korean website (h / t XDA developers) regarding software support plans for the phones.
According to LG (machine translated), the Android 11 update for selected models is in progress, as previously announced. Some LG phones will also be upgraded to Android 12. However, OS update plans will depend on Google’s distribution plan, product performance and product stabilization.
The company also plans to continue offering security updates to its phones, but says it may change policy at any time in the future.
Essentially, LG’s software support plans are up in the air. You can get the Android 12 update on LG Velvet or Wing, but don’t be so sure right now.
Given that the mobile division is undergoing a major transition, we will not be surprised if any of the promised updates are also delayed. Also, LG does not have a good track record when it comes to offering timely software updates. The units are usually upgraded months after peers, and we expect these schedules to be even more uncertain going forward.
When asked about the case, LG spokesman Ken Hong said Android authority, “Yes, future Android updates are coming for some phones in certain markets, although I do not know if the US is included in that list.”
The official pointed us to the US team for more clarification on software updates for LG phones in the region. We will update this article if and when we receive a response from the company.