The back of the LG V60

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Over the past year, the market for smartphones has gotten smaller. Not because of sales of phones, but because of the loss of a major brand. It's been a long time since we've seen a phone like the media-focusedLG Chocolate. The company launched its first phone in 2009, but it was unable to make money off of it, even though it was one of the top brands on the market.

In the U.S., it's up to the OEMs to fill the gap, but in Europe and Asia, it's up to the manufacturer. We want to know if you're holding onto your phone or moving on.

The company promised to support its phones after it announced it was leaving the phone business. Lower-end phones would get two platform upgrades while premium devices would get up to three. It's quite a promise for a company that was already known as the worst offenders regarding updates even when the business was still up and running.

The company seems to have kept its word.

More platform updates have been given to the phones like the V60 and Velvet, bringing them up to speed with the latest version of the operating system. We should expect at least one more platform update for those phones since they were launched in 2020. New privacy features and performance enhancements are included in the update. The final platform update for the G8 ThinQ isAndroid 12.

The same goes for the Wing, although it seems to be stuck on the newer version of the operating system. One developer decided to give the phone a new lease on life by turning it into a handheld game console.

Many manufacturers are expected to update their phones later this year with the release of a new version of the operating system. We haven't heard anything from the company, but we think this will be the last update for their last batches of phones. It should at least keep us going for a while.