LG close phone business, but still plans to provide Android 12 updates to some models

LG Electronics announced that the company’s mobile phone business will gradually close and is expected to be completed before July 31 this year, some existing models are still on sale.

It is worth mentioning that in the press release, LG stated that it will “provide service support and software updates for customers of existing mobile products, and the time period will vary from region to region.


Additionally, on the company’s Korean website, LG has further elaborated on their software update plan. LG said it will continue to roll out Android 11 operating system updates for supported models as previously announced.

Most importantly, the company even plans to launch an update to Android 12 for some devices.  Moreover, LG warned that when testing the update, their operating system upgrade plan may be adjusted according to Google’s distribution schedule and the performance of each device.

If there are any major issues with the Android 12 update during the testing process, LG may abandon its plans to release the update. LG has already introduced Android 11 updates to a few of its devices, including Velvet, V60 ThinQ, and the most recent G7 One.

Other phones that are expected to be updated later this year include G8X, G8S, Velvet 4G, Wing, K52, and K42. If the company can actually release an Android 12 update, it is expected to only land on its flagships that have Android 10 pre-installed at the time of launch,  mobile phones like Velvet, V60 ThinQ, and Wing.


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