Android 7.0 Nougat is the latest version of Google’s operating system, and up until now, Google Pixel was one of the only handsets to feature it due to its “pure Android privilege” that hasn’t change since the rebranding from the Nexus series. While Google Pixel users are thrilled, so are LGV20 customers, as the LG device was the first non-Google phone to come with the Nougat update straight from the box.
The time has come for LG to put another accolade under its belt, this time being the first brand to roll out the Android Nougat update, after being the first brand to release a device that comes with 7.0 preinstalled.
These accomplishments have boosted LG’s presence in the Android and smartphone industry quite a bit, after the brand has been facing obscurity for a long time, and then slowly climbing back up.
LG has been reported to schedule the LG G5, which is the device that will get the Android Nougat 7.0 update, to get its first coat of fresh paint in South Korea. The update will follow suit in other regions on the globe such as The Americas and the rest of Asia, but they will receive the firmware weeks after South Korea.
Meanwhile, Samsung is still in the early stages of getting Android Nougat out, currently holding a public beta testing phase for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. If tests are successful, Samsung will probably join the Nougat party eventually.
Smartphone users that do not own a Google device, which will always receive the latest updates first due to them running pure Android with no additional skins, have to wait at the mercy of their device brands to get the customized brand version of each new update ready for shipping. This can be frustrating for many users that are eager for new functions like Instant Apps or the Google Assistant feature.
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