It’s definitely not a good day for LG smartphone fans and the company itself. It finally announced that it will be leaving the global smartphone business by July 31st. However, it said that there will continue to be software updates for the older ones and as will be discovered by @Kuma_Sleepy, It may also include the upcoming Android 12.
As noted by the Twitter user (Via XDADevelopers), LG detailed what would happen to the software updates after the smartphone store shut down. An FAQ support page states that the Android 11 update will continue to be deployed as intended.
If you remember, the company recently released a rollout plan for Europe. The list of devices that get it includes LG Velvet 5G, LG G8X, LG G8S, LG Wing, and more. Among these, it has already introduced the stable Android 11 update for V60 ThinQ, Velvet 5G devices.
On the support page, the South Korean giant explains that it will also push Android 12 OS for selected models.
Now, the list of devices on the page hasn’t really been mentioned, and the information about it shouldn’t be released until Google is officially announcing Android 12. Speaking of which, Google has already released the developer preview for Android 12 and the stable version could come this fall (could be September).
In addition, LG issues a disclaimer that the upgrade schedule, i.e. H. The schedule may vary by country and changes to this policy may occur in the future. This suggests that if the company encounters a major roadblock in development, they may also shut down the shutters on the entire rollout plan.
In announcing the exit from the smartphone business, LG announced it would focus on areas such as electric vehicle components, smart homes, robotics, AI and others.
Let’s just hope the company will invest time in the software updates and deliver them as planned.
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