LG says it’ll proceed to supply Android OS updates — together with an improve to Android 12 — for a few of its units after it exits the smartphone enterprise, however the firm’s poor observe document has us feeling skeptical it’ll observe by way of.
In its press launch and on a US FAQ web page, LG says solely that it’ll proceed to offer some safety and OS updates, however a web page on LG’s Korean web site spotted by XDA Developers particularly mentions that an “Android 12 OS improve will even be supplied for chosen fashions.” This web page additionally notes that that is topic to vary primarily based on product efficiency, and that replace availability might range by area.
LG US didn’t share something extra particular when contacted by The Verge, saying solely that “LG might supply sure OS upgrades for choose fashions,” and that “extra particulars will probably be supplied within the close to future on software program updates.” An Android 11 replace schedule hasn’t but been confirmed for the US both, although particulars posted on LG’s German web site may give a tough thought of what which may seem like.
Sadly, LG wasn’t very dependable with updates even previous to its resolution to get out of the telephone enterprise; OS upgrades got here slowly, even for flagship units. In 2018, the corporate tried to treatment this by organising a Software program Improve division, however when it got here time to supply Android 9 Pie updates in early 2019, not a lot had really modified.
If the corporate does make good on its Android 12 promise, we count on that it might solely come to a couple high-profile units, just like the Wing and V60. And with Android 11 solely scheduled to come back to lots of the firm’s telephones a lot later this 12 months, even when that 12 replace does come it’ll probably be an extended methods off.