For what is presumably the last time, LG defends Android 13 and explains how it will be implemented.
The first quarter of 2023 is when LG plans to start bringing out Android 13 to the LG Velvet, as stated in the company’s official Korean updates article. The LG Wing, another of the company’s newest smartphones, is also included in this strategy for the next year. The Velvet and the Korean OEM’s other unusual dual-screen smartphone were both mentioned to get three significant OS upgrades, bringing them both up to Android 13.
The LG Wing is listed among the LG Q61, Q92 5G, and Q52 5G for security upgrades in the first quarter of the new year, but there is no information about when precisely we can expect to get the Android 13 update at this early stage. However, the LG V60, which we also anticipate will get Android 13 at some time, is not listed.
LG also notes that the following security patches are only applicable to devices in Korea, as part of this update release for Android 13. Owners of the aforementioned devices will likely have to wait until LG has completed rolling out the upgrades in its home market before the updates are sent to any other regions.
LG may have exited the smartphone market some time ago, but the firm is still dedicated to providing timely updates for some of its most current devices. Such gadgets include the LG Velvet and Wing, the latter of which received an Android 12 upgrade in utter silence just this year.
Aside from Google’s software enhancements, that OS upgrade didn’t bring anything new to the phone. Visually, not much has changed, which is disappointing for those anticipating a major Material You refresh with new, interactive themes. The owners of the Velvet and the Wing may probably (eventually) anticipate the same thing from Android 13.
If you’re still using an LG phone running an older version of Android, you’ll need to upgrade this year or risk being left behind.
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