On the 5th of this month, LG Electronics Inc. officially announced that it is closing its mobile business unit worldwide. A lot of existing LG users are wondering what will happen to their smartphones. Whether LG will continue to roll out future software updates and security patches or not. Well, LG recently released a statement regarding software updates that involve some of its smartphones. Check out more details below.
LG Promises “up to” Three OS Upgrades For Select Smartphones
Following the announcement to withdraw from the mobile industry, LG announced that premium LG smartphones currently in use will receive up to three iterations of Android operating system upgrades.
This promise comes on the heels of Monday’s announcement that LG will be exiting the mobile business by the end of July. The three OS upgrade commitment applies to LG premium phones released in 2019 and later (G series, V series, VELVET and Wing), while certain 2020 models such as LG Stylo and K series smartphones will receive two OS upgrades. (Future upgrades will depend on Google’s distribution schedule, carrier requirements, as well as other factors such as device performance and compatibility.)
LG will continue to manufacture phones through the second quarter to meet contractual obligations to carriers and partners. This means customers can still purchase LG mobile phones currently in inventory. Service support and security software updates will continue to be provided for a period of time for certain devices.
Is It Safe To Buy An LG Smartphone?
If you are planning to buy an LG smartphone today, at least get one of the smartphones mentioned above. I am not sure if there will be price adjustments, but I’d get one if there’s a (really) good deal.
The V60 and Velvet are some of the recent best smartphones that the company offers. Meanwhile, the LG Wing is good, but I think it’s a very niche product. And I prefer to use the dual-screen display of the V60 or the Velvet based on my experience.