So far, the only notable LG devices we've seen updated to Android 11 are the V60 and the Velvet (in South Korea, anyway). According to a support page on LG's German site, a few more phones will get the big software bump ... just don't expect them to be especially timely. Why would you, at this point?
LG has never had the best reputation for software updates, and that situation really hasn't changed any with the release of Android 11 last year. It took until 2021 before we saw Android 11 updates hit any of the company's phones, and even that had been limited to South Korea. Now we're finally starting to see some domestic action, as the V60 on Verizon and T-Mobile upgrades to Android 11.
LG's smartphone division has been in trouble for a while, but that hasn't stopped the company from showing off some crazy new concepts like the Wing, and more recently, the LG Rollable. The latter looked like an incredible device, and was definitely something we were itching to get our hands on. Sadly, despite LG confirming plans to launch the innovative device later this year, new rumors suggest it may have been canceled. After this story was published, an LG spokesperson contacted The Verge to deny rumors of the cancelation, and the article has been updated to reflect this.
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LG might not sell a lot of flagship phones in America, but the company does have its budget and entry-level devices in nearly every prepaid carrier store. The K22 is one of LG's latest phones, and while it has been available in other countries for a few months, it only recently arrived in the United States as a Boost Mobile exclusive.
In a time when flagship phones are easily surpassing $1,000, and millions of people in the US (and elsewhere) are looking to save money wherever they can, phones like the K22 will likely receive more attention than ever. I was surprised by how capable the K22 was in my time with the phone, but it is about as cheap as a smartphone can reasonably be, which means a lot of corners were cut.
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Not too long ago, Reuters reported that LG was looking to outsource some of its smartphone business, particularly when it comes to low-end devices. Now a rumor has popped up that the company is looking to sell its smartphone business altogether, courtesy of Korean outlet TheElec. However, LG's global communicator Ken Hong confirmed to us that there's absolutely nothing to these rumors.
Google's game-streaming service Stadia is coming to new LG TVs in late 2021. When it lands, it will support 4K and 5.1 surround sound (assuming you've got a Stadia Pro subscription) and will be available for webOS 6.0 first, with webOS 5.0 support planned later. Additional information from The Verge claims that GeForce Now is also coming to LG TVs at a later date.
The LG Wing is one of the weirder phones released lately, with a swiveling design that yields two usable screens (though one is smaller than the other). LG is still working on new ways to utilize the dual-display layout, and now an update going out to Verizon subscribers includes some of the company's new ideas.
The LG Stylo series has long been a favorite for people who want a stylus on their phone but don't want to sell a kidney to get it. Last year's Stylo 6 was a bit of a letdown, though, offering poor performance and precious few upgrades over its predecessor. Will the follow-up put on a better showing? Now, thanks to OnLeaks, we have our first look at the Stylo 7 5G.