Is it true LG is no longer making cell phones?
LG Mobile is dead, but these three phones are getting Android 12 this summer.
Three LG phones will get Android 12 in Q2 2022.
|Phone||Type of update|
|LG Q52||Security update|
LG smartphones are no more, as the Korean company announced Monday (April 5) that it will be shutting down its mobile phone business. The move, OK'd by the electronics giant's board of directors, ends months of speculation about the fate of LG smartphones.
A. Yes, your current LG phone will continue to work with your service provider.
The company officially stopped making phones in April, 2021. Despite that though, there are still many good phones the company released in 2020 and in 2021, that will continue to be supported for their remaining lifetime. This way, if you want to get an LG phone, you can still do that.
- Apple. iPhone 14 Plus.
- LG. Stylo 5.
- Samsung. Galaxy A23 5G.
- LG. Q Stylo 4.
- Motorola. Moto G Stylus 5G (2022)
- LG. G8 ThinQ.
- Xiaomi. Redmi K60 Pro.
- LG. K71.
Premium LG phones released in 2019 or later – including G series, V series, Velvet and Wing models – are in line for three years of security updates. Meanwhile, cheaper LG handsets dating from 2020 onwards – like the K series and Stylo models – will get two more years of updates.
A lot of older cellphones, including the IPhone 5, IPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S4, as well as many of the flip phones, will become obsolete in 2022 as mobile providers make the switch to 5G networks.
LG has taken an important step toward shutting down its mobile business. The last LG phones have rolled off the production line and the company will no longer manufacture handsets after Monday, according to Asia Business Daily. Engadget has contacted LG for confirmation.
The average consumer wants a smartphone that makes their life easier and functions well. Apple and Samsung realized this, which is why they took the company's best innovations and worked on improving those. Speaking of those two, another reason behind LG's failure is that it simply wasn't memorable enough to users.
Is LG coming back?
LG has shut down its smartphone division at the end of July 2021. That means we won't see any more new LG phones. However, there are still some solid recent handsets that are still available for sale, either unlocked or via carriers.
AT&T announced that it phased out its 3G network beginning in February 2022. Verizon announced that it will finish shutting down its 3G network by December 31, 2022. T-Mobile announced that it finished shutting down Sprint's 3G CDMA network as of March 31, 2022 and Sprint's 4G LTE network as of June 30, 2022.
Yes. Once the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) network is switched off in 2025 you will no longer be able to make phone calls via landline with no internet connection.
Update 3 (April 04, 2022)
10:45 am (IST): LG has revealed the list of devices that will be receiving update to Android 12 in Q2, 2022. It includes LG Q92 5G, V50 ThinQ, and V50S ThinQ.
LG's brand is ranked #398 in the list of Global Top 1000 Brands, as rated by customers of LG. Their current market cap is $7.17B. Samsung's brand is ranked #103 in the list of Global Top 1000 Brands, as rated by customers of Samsung.
Generally speaking, the S22 Ultra is arguably the most complete, do-it-all smartphone in 2022, with an ample amount of storage, RAM, and battery capacity to power it through.
Collectively, their refrigerators are some of the most reliable in the market. Due to their popularity too, it is also easier to fix an LG or Samsung refrigerator. However, LG refrigerators are a little more reliable than Samsung refrigerators.
A lot of older cellphones, including the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S4, will become obsolete in 2022 as mobile providers make the switch to 5G networks.
You might not notice immediately if your phone is out of date. The most obvious sign you're on old software might be when you look for new apps to download. Many apps will simply be incompatible due to the software and hardware limitations on your phone and you won't be able to install them.
- AT&T is the first of the big three, closing its 3G network on Feb. 22, 2022.
- Sprint, now merged with T-Mobile, closed its 3G network on May 31, 2022.
- T-Mobile shut down its 3G service on July 1, 2022.
- Verizon's 3G network will shut off on Dec. 31, 2022.
What is a weakness of LG?
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LG possesses this weakness as its competitors are working on increasing their market share in the industry. LG works on technology well but not on the outer factors that lead to a developed brand.
Its flagship models suffered from both software and hardware mishaps which combined with slower software updates saw the brand steadily slip in favour. Analysts have also criticised the company for lack of expertise in marketing compared to Chinese rivals.
|Revenue||KRW 156 trillion (2018)|
|Owners||Koo family (45.9%) National Pension Service (8.03%) Mirae Asset Financial Group (5.5%)|
|Number of employees||222,000 (2012)|
|Subsidiaries||LG Electronics LG Display LG Uplus LG Chem LG Energy Solution LG Household & Health Care|
Instead, the company wants a chance to focus on other lines of business that offer them more growth opportunities. These include smart appliances, connected devices, and even robotics. According to Tom's Guide, LG recently previewed a phone with an expandable display during one of the biggest trade shows of the year.
- The iPhone 14 lineup. James Martin/CNET.
- Samsung's Galaxy S22 lineup. Lisa Eadicicco/CNET.
- The Google Pixel 6A. Lisa Eadicicco/CNET.
- The Pixel 7 Pro (left) and Pixel 7 (right). ...
- Samsung Galaxy A53 5G. ...
- Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 4. ...
- The new Galaxy Z Flip 4 looks nearly identical to last year's Z Flip 3. ...
- OnePlus 10 Pro.
Apple sold tens of millions of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models after their launch in 2015. The iPhone 6 is reportedly “safe until 2023,” but the iPhone 6 Plus isn't so lucky.
SEOUL, Apr. 5, 2021 — LG Electronics Inc. (LG) announced that it is closing its mobile business unit.