LG opens Software Upgrade Center to speed up Android updates

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Today, LG Electronics has announced to open up a ‘Software Upgrade Center’ located at the company’s R&D campus in Magok-dong in Western Seoul, South Korea. It aims to provide faster and timely operating system and software updates to users across the globe. The facility is all set and will initially work on rolling out Android Oreo for its latest flagship, LG G6 later this month in Korea, followed by other key markets worldwide.

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In a press release LG stated “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.”

Mr. Jo Seong-jin, CEO of LG Electronics in a statement said that “Aligning after-sales support with customers’ needs is a top priority at LG. Stable and consistent upgrades will demonstrate to our customers that LG smartphones have long and reliable lifespans.”

Several major OEMs are infamous for long and unexpected delays in rolling out software updates to their smartphones. LG leaps a step ahead from other rival OEMs by launching the Software Upgrade Center.

With this announcement LG seems quite determined on providing faster and timely software updates to its users. Let’s hope that other OEMs think the same way and in the near future we get to see frequent and timely updates on our Android devices.