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(Pocket-lint) - As you'll undoubtedly now be aware, LG has opted to shut down its mobile division, meaning no new LG smartphones. The move followed years of loss-making on devices many saw as either being not competitive enough or just a little too out-there. 

LG initially stated that it will continue to support existing devices with software and security updates, and that some models might get Android 12, but it's now followed that up with a more explicit promise.


It says that all of its premium phones released in 2019 onwards will continue to get software updates and support for the next three versions of Android, across the G series, V series, VELVET, and Wing lines. 

There's a caveat for some 2020 models, namely the LG Stylo and K series, which will both get two OS updates rather than three. 

This current plan is assuming there aren't any issues with compatibility, but LG does state that those plans could change depending on how and when Google makes the software available and how it performs on LG's devices. 

If there are problems that arise with the planned updates, LG could well end up not releasing the software on some of its devices, but time will have to tell on that front.

Sadly then, concrete plans can't exist until the final version of Android 12 is made available and LG has been able to get it running smoothly and without issues on its chosen smartphones. 

In the mean time, LG has committed to rolling out Android 11 to existing devices and its scheduled release plans for those are still on track to continue as normal. 

LG's demise in the smartphone world is sad in many ways, but predictable by anyone following the company's efforts and financial reports this past few years. 

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However, despite some miss-fires there have been plenty of LG phones that captured our attention. Take a look at some of the most memorable devices from the company in our look back. 

Writing by Cam Bunton. Editing by Max Freeman-Mills.