Google dropped the Android N developer preview on March 9, 2016 and just like any other new update, users were dying to know when it would officially roll out. Initially, Google expected a release date at the end of September but Christmas came early when Nougat finally dropped on August 22. Now that Android 7.0 has landed in full form, the next question is: which devices would be getting them and when?
Nougat Update for LG G3, G4 and G5
While some have to wait quite some time before they ever get their phones updated with a new Android release, LG has done pretty well with time. When Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) was released, the Sprint LG G4 received the update on December 21, 2015 – that’s less than two months after Marshmallow was released.
Using that timeframe, it’s possible to conclude that Android 7.0 will be rolled out to LG devices in December 2016. There’s reason to believe the G5 will be getting the first update given it’s the newest kid on the LG block.
How about older models such as the G3 and G4? Will they be getting updates as well? It’s widely known that some older phones will never be getting the latest Android OS versions given they have older hardware. So far, LG has yet to release information on whether or not the G3 and G4 will be getting Nougat. Updates will be made over the air but those who can’t wait can try the factory image on the Google Developer site.
On the other hand, LG’s latest phone, the LG V20, will be released with version 7.0 of Google’s mobile OS.
Between the beta released in March and the official release in August, nothing much was changed. What’s clear is that bugs found during the beta release should be addressed.
Information about Android 7.0 was released during Google I/O and one of the stand outs was the introduction of seamless updates. Meaning, updates will happen silently in the background.
Google mobile OS updates is an event that users look forward to. And just before you know it, we will be reading about a new Android version and following tradition, it will be named after a sweet beginning with the letter O.
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