LG promises upgrades on premium smartphones for 3 years. The cell phone market lost a few days ago one of its most recognized names: LG announced that it is leaving the smartphone business. Today the South Korean company promises that its most premium phones will continue to receive operating system updates for the next 3 years.
After the announcement of its abandonment of the market in 2021, many users have wondered what would happen with LG’s warranty on their devices, or what update policy they would follow from the moment they stop manufacturing smartphones. Today LG issued a brief press release with their “three-year promise” on Android updates.
“LG announces that all of its premium smartphones currently on the market will receive up to 3 iterations of the Android operating system starting in the year of purchase,” the release reads.
What are those premium models? According to the company, the LG smartphones that will have that three OS update guarantee applies to models from 2019 of the G series, V series, VELVET, and the LG WING.
Also, models not so premium but launched in 2020, such as the LG Stylo and the K series, will have two updates of the operating system.
The market release will not be immediate, LG will continue to manufacture smartphones throughout the second quarter of 2021 to meet commitments and contracts with partners, and therefore during these months, we will continue to see on sale all kinds of models of the company, taking advantage to promote this policy of updates.
In this way, LG wants to reassure its current customers and those users who plan to buy a mobile brand shortly. It is undoubtedly a surprising policy that they will continue to maintain software development for the next three years, although there are still doubts about what kind of updates they will be.