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LG Wing gets Android 13 update

Even if LG no longer produces smartphones, there is good news today, at least for existing LG Wing owners.
LG Wing

The LG Wing came out in 2020 as one of the first flip phones ever. However, with a completely different idea than today’s clamshell phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4, the Huawei P50 Pocket or the Motorola Razr 2022. The Wing also consisted of two halves, but the upper display was rotated 90 degrees to activate the second display below. It was the first and unfortunately also the only device in the then new LG Explorer series.

Even if LG no longer produces smartphones, there is good news today, at least for existing LG Wing owners. LG has started the OTA rollout of Android 13 in its Korean home market. The firmware update is expected to reach other markets soon. In addition to Android 13, according to LG’s Korean changelog, the update package also brings the changes below.

LG Wing Android 13 Changelog

  • Device control shortcut icons can now be displayed on the lock screen.
  • Added preview, sharing and text editing features for copied text or images.
  • You can check and stop apps that are currently active in the status notification window.
  • The multi-window function has been simplified.
  • Improved the functionality of the music and video controllers displayed in the status notification window.
  • Added feature to set notification permission for each app.

This will likely be the last major update for the LG Wing, originally launched with Android 10. Already in 2019 and 2020, LG promised three major updates for selected models such as the LG Velvet and the LG V60. Both devices have already received Android 13 OTA updates. The Wing is on the same list.

Back then, the LG Wing was a spectacular device when it came to multitasking with its rectangular secondary display and swiveling main display. In addition, there was a lot of praise for the video recording capabilities with an expanded gimbal functionality.

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