Possibly the most common question posed by LG smartphone owners since the news of the Korean brand closing down its mobile business is whether their device will be updated to Android 11, Android 12, or even Android 13. It’s a question that LG has tried to answer with its previous statement saying that it was committed to providing OS updates to its phones, and now the company has gone a step further by confirming which models will continue to be supported.
First up are the following phone models that LG will update to Android 11, with the Velvet 5G and V60 ThinQ having already received the update. While the timeline is for models in Germany, there shouldn’t be too much difference other than perhaps the inclusion of recent variants of the LG Stylo series.
|LG Velvet 5G||April 2021||Completed|
|LG G8X||Q3 2021||Testing|
|LG Velvet 4G||Q4 2021||Testing|
|LG G8S||Q4 2021||Testing|
|LG Wing||Q4 2021||Testing|
|LG K52||Q4 2021||Testing|
|LG K42||Q4 2021||Testing|
|V50, V50S, Q31, Q51, Q52, Q61, Q70, Q92||Unknown||Testing|
Next, we have the list of smartphones that will be updated to Android 12 and Android 13, as you may have expected, this is a much shorter list as revealed on LG’s Korean website:
|Model||Android 12||Android 13|
|LG Velvet LTE||Yes||Yes|
While the models listed above will, in theory, be updated to Android 12 and 13 in the months and years ahead, remember that it’s always possible that the list might change with devices being removed if they are deemed as having ‘insufficient hardware resources’ to run the new versions of Android. Still, it’s good that LG is being proactive on the software front by acknowledging the importance of OS updates for its devices.