Ever since Android Nougat was announced, the news about which smartphone will get the update by the end of this year continues to be rife with rumors and speculations. While most of the upgrades to most devices have officially been announced by the manufacturers, there are several devices that are yet to receive the update. LG smartphones are not alone. As you are aware, the LG V20 is the only LG smartphone that comes with Android Nougat by default. However, Nougat update for other LG devices, including LG G5, V10, G3 and other models hasn’t been confirmed yet. But rumors are now hinting that a number of LG devices will receive the Android Nougat update in the next few months.
LG V10, G5, G3, G4, K10 To Get Android Nougat Update
The LG V10 has already received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But the update to Android Nougat may not come this year. LG V10 users will have to wait until March 2017 to get the latest Android OS. The LG G5 also currently runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Android Nougat for LG G5 is however expected very soon. All LG G5 users are likely to get the software update mid-November.
The LG G3 originally runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The upgrade for Android 6.0 Marshmallow became available later. And this device was recently spotted running Android 7.0 Nougat on Geekbench benchmark test. So G3 should receive the update latest by Feb 2017. Although LG hasn’t announced the list of devices that will get the new firmware, the OS is likely to be rolled out very soon for G4, X Cam, X Screen, X Power, X Max, X Mach, X Style, LG G4 Stylus, K10, K8, and K7.
Android Nougat has become very popular for the new features it offers – multi-window support, instant apps, number blocking, the doze mode for better battery life, screen zoom, improved file browser, bundled interactive notifications and a host of other features. Google has already rolled out Nougat update to Nexus devices – Nexus 6, 5X, 9, 6P, Player, Pixel C and Android One.