LG V20 and G5 will no longer receive Android updates and security patches

LG V20 and G5 will no longer receive Android updates and security patches
LG, just like many other smartphone companies, has adopted the same two flagships per year cycle. Also, as one of the major Android OEMs that agreed with Google's Android Enterprise Recommended program, LG must offer at least four security updates within one year of the phone's launch.

The same program recommends Android OEMs to provide flagships smartphones with security updates for at least two years. As such, it appears that LG has removed the G5 and V20 phones from the security updates page, XDA Developers reports.

Both phones were launched back in 2016, so it comes to no surprise that LG has decided to stop supporting them. Going forward, LG will offer security and OS updates for the G6 and G7 series, V30, V35, V40, CV series, LV series, LG Stylo (SF3), and Q series.

Of course, LG will decide if these updates will be released monthly, quarterly, or irregularly, depending on regions and carriers. As for those who still own the LG G5 or V20, we strongly recommend upgrading to a newer smartphone to keep getting software updates.

Related phones

V20
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
G5
  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh

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10 Comments

1. Arthurhkt

Posts: 713; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Seriously, LG has one fo the slowest and worst update record in the history of Android update, second only to Samsung and some other heavy skinned OEM, but I won’t “fully” blame them since they did a lot of modification on top of the AOSP, but Motorola update were complete laughable, a Stock Android UI that update even slower than those heavy skinned one, truly bravo to Moto.

2. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1499; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

This isn't 2014, Samsung has gotten a lot better at updates and actually provide 3 years of regular security updates. Still slow AF on the system update, but that isn't nearly as important to me.

6. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1499; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

To back up my claim I checked my old Note 5. Released in 2015, I think August. Phone had the August 2018 security patch.

9. Arthurhkt

Posts: 713; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I never blame them at-least both of them are slow in update, unlike Moto where it is Stock Android yet it is slow and even stop supporting, even Huawei, Xiaomi, ZTE and ASUS has a better update record than Motorola. I think the best Android update (other than Google or stock Android of course) will be HTC and Sony, both of their phone usually are up to date and even has long term support. Otherwise the rest are slow, but eventually will reach users hand.

5. yalokiy

Posts: 840; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

LG's update record is worse than samsung.

3. Nionx

Posts: 150; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

This is sad news. I still use my V20 every now and then. I guess I'll have to use it as primarily an audio device and for forgo most of its connected features. Sigh. Sad day indeed

4. lallolu

Posts: 724; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

OEMs are supposed to provide at least two major soft are updates. LG V20 only got one ... two years late. As much as I think LG make good phones, this will be my last LG phone until I see improvement in their software update policy.

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2341; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

The LG G Pro was the last and ever , LG phone I'd ever buy again

8. Duncdawg26

Posts: 167; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

I've never had a single update for the 9 months I've had my AT&T G5. I checked their website and sure enough, March 2018 is the last time they did anything

10. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

And that's why the G5 will be my phone from LG. No support at all. Bought it day one. Bye Felicia.

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