Google loves naming their mobile OS updates after sweet treats. This tradition started with Version 1.5 aka Cupcake. With the release of Nougat (Android 7.0), Google has now covered 14 of the 26 letters of the alphabet.
A developer preview of Android N was released on March 9, 2016 with a tentative official release date of September 2016. But things moved on swiftly it seemed as Nougat finally landed on August 22.
While Android 7.0 may be officially out right now, mobile users on Android might have to wait just a bit longer for an over the air (OTA) update. Of course, Google’s own line of phones were the first beneficiaries of the version 7 roll out. The Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Google Pixel C, Nexus Player and Android One got the update on the day the OS was released.
Given LG’s good track record with releasing the newest Android OS versions, is it enough to say users will be getting theirs in the next couple of weeks or months?
Nougat Update for LG G Stylo, V10 and V20
Android Marshmallow was released on October 5, 2015 and within two months, LG was able to roll out the new OS to its Sprint LG G4 device. If the same holds for this current release, then users can expect their mobile phones to get updated by December 2016.
That said, there is no official word on whether the LG G Stylo or V10 are receiving the updates. Then again, there’s reason to hope as the Stylo is upgradable to Marshmallow – the same goes for the V10.
On the other hand, the LG V20 (the newest kid on the block), will come out of the box with Nougat inside of it. The V20 was announced in September at an event in San Francisco and is a successor to the V10.
While users can wait for updates to come OTA, they can always try a custom ROM. Be aware that this is entirely at your own risk so make sure to backup all your date before attempting to update your phone’s OS.
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