This week we started with the terrible news that LG was leaving the mobile phone market due to the accumulation of several years of losses in this market segment. There are many users of the firm who have been “misplaced” with this announcement and are hesitant to buy a phone from the brand right now or see an uncertain future for their current smartphones.
At this point, it is appropriate to recall the statement issued by the brand last Monday confirming that support for its phones would not cease on July 31, when the door to its telephony division is closed, but that it will last throughout the coming months. .
LG will not launch new smartphone models on the market, but already produced LG phones will continue to be available for purchase and with all current third-party application functionality intact. LG will continue to support users of mobile products, providing regular after-sales customer support and following the current policy for software and operating system updates.
The priority for the manufacturer is to continue maintaining the best experience for the user, whether they already have a mobile phone from the brand or if they buy it before August. This ensures the warranty, after-sales service and, of course, software and operating system updates.
Android 11 update dates for LG mobiles
Today it is the firm itself who has contacted our site to clarify this update schedule and make it clear that the arrival of Android 11, even Android 12, is still underway. Right now there are models that are already receiving their corresponding updates to Android 10 and Android 11.
These are the dates estimated by the brand to update its current catalog in full.
- LG Velvet: 5G Android 11 (In process)
- LG Wing: Android 11 (last quarter of 2021)
- LG K52: Android 11 (Q3 2021)
- LG K42: Android 11 (last quarter of 2021)
- LG V50: Android 11 (Q3 2021)
- LG G8x: Android 11 (Q2 2021)
- LG G8s: Android 11 (Q3 2021)
- LG Velvet 4G: Android 11 (Q3 2021)
To this we have to add other smartphones that are currently receiving Android 10 globally such as the LG K61, the LG K51s and the LG K41s.
The LG Velvet and LG Wing will enjoy Android 12
Although the updates to Android 12 are not included in the table because they still do not have a definitive date, the brand has been able to confirm that there are two smartphones that will reach the latest version of Google’s operating system, we assume throughout the the next year. Of course, these smartphones will be the LG Velvet and the LG Wing.