LG Will Only Offer Bug and Feature Fixes, But Not UX Update in Old LG Phones

LG smartphones will only receive bug and feature fixes and there will be no UX update.


LG has recently dropped a huge bomb by announcing its exit from the smartphone business. Back in April the company officially confirmed this verdict, stating that it’s a well-planned decision. The South Korean tech giant assured that the company is going to focus on areas like electric vehicle components, connected devices, smart homes, robotics, artificial intelligence, and business-to-business solutions, as well as platforms and services. The closure of the company’s phone business created a huge buzz on the internet and the existing LG users were left with a question of whether they will receive updates or not.

Also Read: LG Promises Three Years of Android Updates Even After Shutting Down Mobile Business: Full List of Supported Devices

However, the company did confirm that it will continue providing support and software updates. Later LG revealed that the premium segment smartphones will receive three iterations of the Android operating system. Now in the latest development, it has been reported that the LG smartphones will not get the UX updates to UX 10 except the ones that are already running on UX 10 (LG rollable and Rainbow).

Popular tipster Tron has shared a tweet stating that the LG smartphones will get software updates that bring bug and feature fixes as well as security updates, but there is no room for UX update. According to the tipster, the UX will remain in version 9. Notably, the tipster didn’t reveal the source of information, but he does reply to our comment stating that the company has confirmed the news. Still, we recommend you take this piece of information with a grain of salt.

“LG smartphones waiting for their death in the wild won’t get UX updates to UX 10. (Rollable and Rainbow had UX 10 btw.) When getting software updates, there will be bug and feature fixes as well as security updates only. UX will remain in version 9,” reads the Twitter post

Even after the exit from the business, the company seems to be active in providing details about the upcoming updates. Recently, LG’s German website has released the possible Android 11 schedule for the LG Velvet 5G/4G, LG G8X, LG G8S, LG WING, LG K52, and LG K42 smartphones.