LG is known for immediately releasing the latest Android update. True to its reputation, latest reports claim the South Korean phone maker will roll out the Android 7.0 Nougat for LG G5 on November 2016. And then, older LG phones will receive the update next.
According to Optus, an Australian telecommunications company, the Android Nougat for LG G5 is now under testing. The latest OS is expected to be released in the second week of November.
Just like previous releases, the latest devices usually get the new Android update. In the case of Android Nougat, it will come first to devices that were released this year. LG G5 was launched in February 2016, so it makes sense that it will receive the Nougat first before other LG devices.
For owners of older smartphones like the LG G4, they may have to wait for few more months but early 2017 is plausible based on last year's Marshmallow roll out.
LG G3 users, on the other hand, are not yet clear if they will get the Android Nougat. The G3 smartphone was an excellent device when it launched in May 2014, but it might not be powerful enough to handle the latest features of Nougat.
For LG G Stylo and LG V10, there's a high possibility that they will be upgraded to Nougat. These two smartphones were only released last year, so it is expected they can still run the new apps of Nougat.
For those who want to experience the Android Nougat now, we advise them to get the latest LG V20. This smartphone was launched in Sept. 6 and it comes with pre-installed Android 7.0 Nougat. It is also one of the first devices that have Google's latest operating system.
LG V20 is now available in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Check out our previous report to get the smartphone now.
Android smartphone users can check manually their devices to know if the Nougat is now available for them. Just visit the "Settings" menu, and then go to the "System Update".
According to Engadget, the new Android Nougat contains innovative and exciting features. Some of its new offerings are improved file browser, revamped user interface, bundled notifications and app switch. The highlight feature of the new OS is multi-window mode, which allows users to open two apps simultaneously on one screen.