LG has been taking significant steps recently to breathe new life into its mobile division. It has announced the launch of a new Software Upgrade Center today which is part of the company’s new research and development center in Seoul, South Korea. LG says that the facility will be used to provide customers across the globe with faster, timelier operating system and software updates.
The team at the Software Upgrade Center will be in charge of developing and delivering regular operating system updates for the company’s smartphones. It will also be responsible for ensuring a consistent user experience across LG devices by continuously testing the stability and compatibility of hardware and software.
“Stable and consistent upgrades will demonstrate to our customers that LG smartphones have long and reliable lifespans,” said LG CEO Jo Seong-jin.
LG says that this center will enable the company to roll out Android updates faster in countries were LG smartphones are sold to ensure that customers across the globe get the same level of service. It’s aiming to reduce wait times for new updates which tend to be significant for major Android updates.
One of the first initiatives of the company’s new Software Upgrade Center will be release Android 8.0 Oreo for the LG G6 later this month in South Korea before rolling out the update to other markets.