When LG announced it was shutting down its smartphone business in 2021 the company did promise to continue supporting existing phones for a few years. And LG has followed through on that promise. Updates will probably end sometime next year, but not before LG rolls out a few last updates.

One of those is an Android 13 update coming to the LG Velvet in early 2023.

The LG Velvet shipped with Android 10 when it first hit the streets in 2020. But LG later issued an Android 11 update and then brought Android 12 to the phone nearly a year after it stopped making and selling phones.

Android 13 is scheduled to roll out via an over-the-air update for the LG Velvet in the first quarter of 2023, fulfilling the company’s promise to deliver three major operating system updates for one of LG’s final flagship smartphones. It’s unclear how long LG will continue to offer security and bug fix updates for the phone.

LG says it will also roll out a performance update for the dual-screen LG Wing smartphone in the first quarter of 2023, and it’s possible that phone could also get an Android 13 update later in the year, but LG hasn’t announced a timeline for that yet.

Still, for a company that’s no longer selling phones, it’s nice to see that LG is following through on its promise to support existing customers.

via 9to5Google

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  1. I’m glad to see LG still keep the promise despite no longer being in the smartphone market. I still miss their innovative and quirky ideas. It’s just a real shame that big popular YouTube channels prefer to diss it in favour of SamApple.

  2. That’s pretty impressive, and much better software support than my LG flagship got from them while they were actually in the business of making phones.

    It still saddens me that they’re gone, if they were putting out new devices and supporting them as well as they have the Velvet, I think I’d be a customer today.

    1. I’m with you. I so want to see LG sell the Rollable concept. It’s a much more practical solution than the constantly overrated foldable screen phones.

  3. I’m hoping the LG V60 will also get the Android 13 update. It was released the same year as the Velvet. Would be nice to get one more update on their last flagship phone.

    1. The V60 was not originally in the list of Android 12 OS update, and yet it did eventually get an official OS update. I won’t be surprised if LG will do the same with Android 13.

  4. I like the LG G6 I got at a steep discount after LG exited the phone business a lot; the OnePlus Nord N200 I got to replace it just installed another software update — another update which failed to fix its ongoing inability to display the correct battery level in the status bar. When phones are released with major bugs like this and multiple software updates over a period of years fail to resolve them, how can consumers have any confidence that security flaws are being addressed? Based on its record so far, I won’t buy any more OnePlus products.