LG has announced that it will provide three iterations of Android operating system updates for its premium smartphones from the year of purchase. The company recently officially announced that it will be exiting the smartphone industry by the end of July, but still promises support for its current user base. These premium LG phones that will receive three iterations of the Android operating system are the ones released after 2019. However, there is a caveat that some phones launched in 2020 will still be on the two update cycle. Operating systems.
In the past, LG hasn’t been the best at releasing Android updates for their phones. Now LG has announced that it will release three Android operating system updates for its premium phones released in 2019 and later, starting in the year of purchase. These phones include LG G series, LG V series, LG Velvet and the most recent LG Wing smartphones. Phones such as the LG Stylo and LG K series launched in 2020 will receive two operating system updates.
Earlier this week, LG announced that it would be shutting down its unprofitable mobile division by July 31. The company suffered losses for nearly six years which totaled $ 4.5 billion (approximately Rs. 33,010 crore). LG said exiting this incredibly competitive mobile phone industry will allow the company to further develop its electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and other verticals. .
LG also said it would continue to manufacture phones in the second quarter “to meet contractual obligations to carriers and partners.” This means that customers can still purchase qualifying LG phones and be assured that they will receive three Android iterations.
Interestingly, an alleged live image of the LG V70 rollable phone surfaced online hours after the company’s release was announced. The phone that has been tilted to have bezels on three sides and the curved screen on the fourth side is unlikely to see daylight.
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