LG G4 and LG V10 will receive Android 7.0 Nougat update starting Q2 2017; says LG

The company announced Android 7.0 Nougat update schedule for Korea.

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Highlights

    • Android 7.0 Nougat update for G4 in Q2 2017
    • For LG V10 in third quarter (Q3 2017)
    • Roll out will begin from Korean region first

LG has confirmed Android 7.0 Nougat update for its older flagship LG G4 and V series LG V10 smartphones.

The company officially announced the roll out schedule on it’s social blog in Korea noting that the Android 7.0 Nougat update will starting rolling out in the second quarter (Q2 2017) for LG V10, and in third quarter (Q3 2017) for the LG G4 users. The roll out will begin from Korean region first and global schedule will be announced separately.

LG had rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the LG G5 back in November last year. The company says while both V10 and G4 models were designed for Android 5.0 Lollipop and Android 6.0 Marshmallow environments, with a single OS upgrade, it values customer choice and is still upgrading the OS.

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The company had mentioned the possibility of Android 7.0 update during it’s LG G6 event at MWC. The LG G6 is company’s latest flagship smartphone with Android 7.0 Nougat and also gets Google Assistant. It’s not clear if the same will be rolled out to LG G4 and V10 with the Nougat update.

To recall what happened at MWC, LG launched it’s 2017 flagship Android smartphone LG G6. The highlight of LG G6 is it’s big 18:9 full-vision display in a compact form factor, a water and dust resistant body with IP68 rating and dual 13-megapixel rear camera. It is claimed to be the first ever smartphone that uses Dolby Vision like high-end televisions. The phone also gets HDR 10. Inside, the G6 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 821 processor with Adreno 506 GPU and 4GB of RAM. It comes in two storage options 32GB and 64GB. Read our MWC coverage article to know more.