LG says Android 12 update will be offered for some of its phones
LG says it will proceed to supply Android OS updates — together with an improve to Android 12 — for some of its gadgets after it exits the smartphone enterprise, however the firm’s poor monitor file 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 will proceed to offer some safety and OS updates, however a web page on LG’s Korean web site noticed by XDA Builders particularly mentions that an “Android 12 OS improve will additionally be supplied for chosen fashions.” This web page additionally notes that that is topic to alter based mostly on product efficiency, and that update availability might fluctuate by area.
LG US didn’t share something extra particular when contacted by GadgetClock, saying solely that “LG might provide sure OS upgrades for choose fashions,” and that “further particulars will be supplied within the close to future on software program updates.” An Android 11 update schedule hasn’t but been confirmed for the US both, although particulars posted on LG’s German web site might give a tough concept of what that may seem like.
Sadly, LG wasn’t very dependable with updates even previous to its choice to get out of the telephone enterprise; OS upgrades got here slowly, even for flagship gadgets. 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 truly modified.
If the corporate does make good on its Android 12 promise, we anticipate that it will solely come to a couple high-profile gadgets, just like the Wing and V60. And with Android 11 solely scheduled to return to many of the corporate’s phones a lot later this yr, even when that 12 update does come it’ll seemingly be a protracted methods off.