There was a time when LG would boast to be one of if not the first in line to put out a new phone with the latest Android version or at least update its existing products as soon as possible. The company seems to be having a little of bit trouble catching up these days, as many of its latest phones remain on a version of Android released two years ago. That’s not to say that LG has been sitting on these updates and has finally revealed its timetable for a handful of phones getting Android 11 this year.
It’s worth noting that the released schedule is only from LG’s German site. It’s possible that time frames will be different in other regions, that LG could add more devices over time, or that the updates will simply take less time to develop than the company expects.
The slow update speed isn’t entirely surprisingly, though. LG’s phone business has been struggling for years, prompting reports that the company is considering exiting the smartphone space entirely this year.
LG has also denied rumors that its next major smartphone, the LG Rollable, has been canceled, although there’s still no firm release date for that device either outside of a vague 2021 window.