LG pledges three years of Android software updates despite quitting smartphone business


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 current clients of premium telephones can count on software program updates.

The South Korean electronics large pledged Thursday to supply two to 3 years of software program updates for current clients of premium LG smartphones. The LG Wing, Velvet, G-series or V-series telephone from 2019 ought to get three years of Android working system upgrades, LG says, whereas choose 2020 fashions such because the LG Stylo and Ok collection which can be set to get two updates.

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The LG Prada Cellphone 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 tip of July after years of losses, because it struggles to compete for market share in opposition to entrenched juggernauts Apple and Samsung, and as Chinese language manufacturers like Xiaomi and Oppo aggressively develop internationally.

LG stated it can proceed to fabricate smartphones by way of the second quarter to fulfil contractual obligations to carriers and companions, that means clients can nonetheless purchase LG telephones at present in stock.