LG pledges three years of Android software program updates regardless of quitting smartphone enterprise


LG Wing

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After asserting plans to close down its loss-making smartphone enterprise over the weekend, LG Electronics is providing new particulars on the length present clients of premium telephones can anticipate software program updates.

The South Korean electronics big pledged Thursday to offer two to a few years of software program updates for present clients of premium LG smartphones. The LG Wing, Velvet, G-series or V-series cellphone from 2019 ought to get three years of Android working system upgrades, LG says, whereas choose 2020 fashions such because the LG Stylo and Okay collection which are set to get two updates.

Learn extra: LG as soon as out-iPhones the iPhone. Now it is exiting the cellphone enterprise utterly.


The LG Prada Telephone beat out the iPhone as the primary capacitive touchscreen handset.

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Regardless of a daring historical past of innovation, LG plans to wind out its smartphone enterprise by the top of July after years of losses, because it struggles to compete for market share towards entrenched juggernauts Apple and Samsung, and as Chinese language manufacturers like Xiaomi and Oppo aggressively broaden internationally.

LG mentioned it should proceed to fabricate smartphones via the second quarter to fulfil contractual obligations to carriers and companions, that means clients can nonetheless purchase LG telephones presently in stock. 

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