LG may be bowing out of the smartphone business, but the company is assuring its existing customers that up to three Android OS updates are still forthcoming.

The qualifying phones for three updated are 2019 and later G series, V series, VELVET, Wing. 2020 models like Stylo and K Series will get two updates under this plan.

LG’s recent announcement that it is ceasing to develop and market new smartphones.

The same press release noted that LG will keep making smart phones until the end of Q2 2021, due to existing contractual obligations. For fans of LG smartphones, it looks like this is the last hurrah, but at least the company will support this final generation for a little while longer.

Here's the full press release:

"SEOUL, Apr. 8, 2021 — LG Electronics (LG) announced today that all premium LG smartphones currently in use will receive up to three iterations of Android operating system updates from the year of purchase.

This promise comes on the heels of the announcement earlier this week that LG will be exiting the mobile business by the end of July. The three OS update guarantee applies to LG premium phones released in 2019 and later (G series, V series, VELVET, Wing) while certain 2020 models such as LG Stylo and K series will receive two OS updates.*

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 and service support and security software updates will continue to be provided for a period of time for certain devices. Customers should contact their local LG customer service center for additional details."



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