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LG announces 3-year software update pledge for premium phones

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LG has announced that its premium smartphones from 2019 and select phones from 2020 will receive two Android upgrades as well as security software updates. It named the 2019 G series, V series, VELVET, and Wing devices as well as 2020’s LG Stylo and K series as devices that would be getting updates.

The news that LG will continue to support these devices comes after it announced that it was leaving the smartphone market due to its competitiveness. LG will continue manufacturing phones through the second quarter to meet contractual obligations but after that, device availability will dry up. The firm said that it’s planning to focus its energy on electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart home, robotics, AI, and B2B solutions.

The commitment by LG will ensure that customers can keep their new LG devices for at least two or three years which will help to reduce waste in landfills and make them more appealing to people looking to purchase an LG device in the second-hand market over the next several months and years, as they’ll still be running modern software.

LG has said that customers concerned with the announcement should contact their local LG customer service centre for more information on the upgrades and which devices will receive them in each market.

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