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LG promises 3 iterations of updates for Android, despite the exit from the mobile business

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LG has announced that it will deliver three iterations of updates to the Android operating system for its premium smartphones from the year of purchase. The company recently officially announced that it will leave the smartphone industry by the end of July, but still promises support for its current customer base. These premium LG phones, which will receive three iterations of the Android operating system, are those that were released after 2019. However, there is a warning that some phones released in 2020 will still be in an update cycle with two OS.

In the past, LG was not the best in publishing Android updates for your phones. Now, LG announced that it will release three updates to the Android operating system for its premium phones released in 2019 and later, the year of purchase. These phones include LG G series, LG V series smartphones, LG Velvet, and the latest LG Wing. Phones like the LG Stylo and LG K-series, which launched in 2020, will receive two operating system updates.

Earlier this week LG announced that it will cease its activities with an unprofitable mobile division by July 31. The company has suffered losses for nearly six years, amounting to $ 4.5 billion (approximately CZK 33,010). LG said the exit from this incredibly competitive mobile phone sector will allow the company to continue to develop its components for electric vehicles, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence and other verticals.

LG also said it would continue to produce phones in the second quarter “to meet contractual obligations to carriers and partners.” This means that customers can still buy affordable LG phones and be sure to get three iterations of Android.

Interestingly, the supposed live image of the LG V70 hearing aid surfaced online hours after the company announced its release. The phone, which was tilted to have frames on three sides and the display curved over the fourth side, will most likely not see the light of day.


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