Is LG finally starting to understand the critical importance of software updates?


LG Global Software Upgrade Center

Common users, tech analysts, reviewers and publications year after year have tried to reason with mobile makers to make them understand the critical importance of receiving in due time software updates (we are talking here about renewing the system as well as patching any security hole that might pose a high risk to any users private data).

So far, even the top smartphone makers in the world pretty much ignored this topic (not Apple), or they didn’t pay too much attention to it, hence the problems they are facing with users migrating towards Android One devices or other gadgets that actually receive prompt software updates.

LG Electronics is in a very uncomfortable situation right now, with all the restructuring of its Mobile Division and all the changes at the top of its executive board, but at least it has finally acknowledged that the need for faster software updates is a must-deliver-to-your-clients in order to ensure the survival of your smartphone business, which is in a very bad spot.

LG Global Software Upgrade Center

On this note, LG has just announced that it is going to open a Global Software Upgrade Center in its home country, South Korea, which will be handling the software optimization, the software updates roll out and the best you can get user experience on LG devices.

“The Software Upgrade Center will not only be charged with developing and delivering regular OS updates for LG smartphones, it will also be responsible for ensuring a consistent user experience on LG devices by continuously testing the stability and compatibility between hardware and software after updates”, said LG in a press statement.

This LG Global Software Upgrade Center should be ready to roll out Android Oreo to LG G6 users within the next month. At least this is their first step, their first priority.

It is nice to see smartphone makers making promises, but we’ve seen similar promises before, and they’ve all failed miserably to deliver, but time will tell if LG acknowledged or not the utmost importance of delivering faster software updates to its clients.