It looks like LG is doubling down on delivering timelier software updates to its vast user database. According to the company, its opened a new Software Upgrade Center in its home of South Korea that’s dedicated to developing and deploying software updates to its smartphones in a faster manner. This comes at a time where software upgrades seem to crawl onto smartphones, with Android 8.0 Oreo only being on 1.1% of all devices.
With the new facility, LG has a dedicated team that will continuously test the stability and compatibility of new software on existing hardware. This will allow the testing process of new updates such as operating system bumps to complete quicker and, therefore, roll out to users around the world faster than before.
“Aligning after-sales support with customers’ needs is a top priority at LG,” said Mr. Jo Seong-jin, CEO of LG Electronics. “Stable and consistent upgrades will demonstrate to our customers that LG smartphones have long and reliable lifespans.”
LG says the first fruit of its new efforts will arrive in the form of Android Oreo for the G6 arriving in South Korea. It’ll make its way to other markets in the near future.