Too little, too late?
LG Velvet (Photo credit: Saurabh Singh/Financial Express)
A couple of days after dropping the bomb, LG is out with a little more information on what exactly happens to your existing LG smartphone, now that the company is shutting down its business. LG has committed to three years of Android updates for all its premium smartphones currently in use. This is obviously subject to a few conditions but quite frankly, all this is a little bizarre since LG phones were rarely known to get that many updates even when the company was still in the business of making them.
More specifically, all premium LG phones including Velvet, Wing and those under G- and V-series, will be eligible for guaranteed three Android OS updates from the year of purchase. Say for instance, the Velvet and Wing launched last year with Android 10, which means, both these phones should be getting Android 11, 12 and 13 at some point of time. The Velvet is in the process of getting Android 11 in some markets as we speak.