LG says it will continue to offer Android OS updates. These updates also include an update to the Android 12 version. So, the company will continue to support updates for at least some of its devices, even though it will exit the smartphone business entirely.
In the company’s press release and on the FAQ page on the US website, LG; He said it will continue to provide some security and OS updates. However, according to a page found by XDA developers on LG’s website in South Korea, the Android 12 operating system update is said to be offered for select models only. This page also states that this may vary based on product performance and update availability may vary by region.
The Verge site has also received confirmation from the LG US unit that the company will offer certain operating system updates for selected models. It was also mentioned that details on software updates will be shared in the near future. Meanwhile, LG’s update schedule for Android 11 has not been set for every country. However, the calendar on LG’s German website also gives an idea for other countries.
Unfortunately, LG was not very reliable with updates even before it decided to get out of the phone business. OS updates were slow, even for flagship devices. In 2018, the company tried to fix this by setting up a Software Update Center, but when it came time to roll out Android 9 Pie updates in early 2019, not much had actually changed.
If the company lives up to its Android 12 promise, we expect this update to only come to a few high-profile devices, such as the Wing and the V60. And since even Android 11 will be appearing on many of the company’s phones later this year, it will likely be a very long time for this 12 update to arrive.