After months of waiting, LG smartphone users may finally get their taste of Android Nougat. The South Korean phone maker immediately released Android Marshmallow to its customers last year, so many believe it would also do the same for the latest Android Nougat.
Less than two months after Google released the Marshmallow firmware, LG started to send it to LG G4 owners. In fact, LG was the first OEM to receive a carrier-based Marshmallow update after Nexus devices.
With this in mind, chances are LG G5 owners will get a Nougat update in the next few months, perhaps before December 2016 ends. Users of the older smartphones like the LG G4 are advised to have more patience. They may receive the update early next year, according to several tech websites.
LG G3 users got their Android Marshmallow earlier this year. However, it is not yet clear if they will also have the Android Nougat. LG G3 was released on May 2014, and it may not be powerful enough to run the latest apps of Nougat.
For LG V10 and LG G Stylo, there's a big chance that they will receive a Nougat update. These two devices were released only last year, and they have impressive specs that can handle the new features of the firmware.
For those who want to experience the awesome features of Nougat now, they are advised to get the latest LG V20 smartphone, which is the company's first device running at Android 7.0 Nougat. The smartphone was released on Sept. 6. Interested buyers can now order it at Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.
The LG V20 boasts dual-camera camera technology on the backside. Its "standard angle" 16MP snapper has f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization, while its much wider 8MP snapper has f/2.8 aperture. The dual camera set-up also features autofocus and phase detection to identify subjects faster.
Under the hood, the phone is powered by Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM.
Now, for users who really want to wait for their Android Nougat, tech experts say they should check the "Settings" menu along with the "System Update" to know if the firmware is available via Over The Air (OTA).
According to Trusted Reviews, Android Nougat offers new features that are really helpful for smartphone users. It has multi-window support to different devices, allowing users to open two apps on the screen simultaneously. In addition, it has smarter notifications than the outgoing Android Marshmallow.