Google’s Nexus devices are already on Android 7.1 Nougat, but most Android OEMs have not yet begun updating their current smartphones to the latest operating system. Details for Android Nougat updates are coming for many smartphone makers and LG is expected to have its 2016 flagships update promptly.
Reports indicate the LG G5 will receive the latest Google Software in November. Details about the LG G5 Android 7.0 Nougat update were recently discovered on the support page of the Australian mobile carrier Optus.
Meanwhile, the LG V20, which was announced in September will be one of the first non-Google smartphones to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The LG V20 will be available for purchase Oct. 28.
Rumors suggest the LG V10 may update to Android 7.0 around mid-February, based on prior roll out cycles for the device. Last year’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow released in October 2015 and the LG V10 updated in March 2016.
Geekbench claims the LG G3 will also update to Android 7.0 Nougat, despite the smartphone being two years old. It originally released in May 2014 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat. However, the benchmark team discovered evidence of the G3 running Android 7.0, which could mean LG is testing the device for an update.
At this time LG has not confirmed the Android 7.0 update for the LG G3. If accurate, it likely won’t update until after the LG G5 and LG V10.