When LG announced it was shutting down its smartphone business in 2021, the company promised to continue supporting its existing phones for several years. LG has delivered on this promise. Updates will likely end next year, but not before LG releases a few more recent updates.
One of them is the Android 13 update coming to the LG Velvet in early 2023.
The LG Velvet launched with Android 10 when it first launched in 2020. But LG later rolled out the Android 11 update, bringing Android 12 to its phones almost a year after it stopped making and selling the phone.
Android 13 is slated for an over-the-air update for the LG Velvet in Q1 2023, fulfilling the company’s promise to deliver three major OS updates to LG’s final flagship smartphone. It’s unclear how long LG will continue to update the phone with security and bug fixes.
LG has said that the performance update for the dual-screen LG Wing smartphone will be released in the first quarter of 2023, and the handset could receive the Android 13 update later this year, but LG has not announced a timetable. for now.
Still, for a company that no longer sells mobile phones, it’s good to see LG keeping its promise of supporting existing customers.