Earlier this week LG confirmed it was exiting the smartphone business, calling the move a “strategic decision”, noting the mobile phone sector was “incredibly competitive,” without mentioning more successful rivals Apple and Samsung.
While the company said it would continue to sell out existing smartphone inventory, it also noted software upgrades would be available “for a period of time”, based on region.
Now, LG on Friday announced details about its operating system upgrades, saying it would offer up to three iterations of Android OS, part of the company’s pledge to “reassure” existing and future customers.
Here’s a breakdown of what devices will get the upgrades below…
Three Android OS Upgrades
- 2019 or later G series, V series, and VELVET in Canada
Two Android OS Upgrades
- 2020 models such as K series
“Future upgrades will depend on Google’s distribution schedule, carrier requirements, as well as other factors such as device performance and compatibility,” said LG in an emailed press release.
LG says it will keep making phones throughout Q2 to meet its existing contracts with carriers and partners. As for service support and security software updates, LG says they will “continue to be provided for a period of time for certain devices.”