South Korean consumer electronics giant LG has finally confirmed that its 2015 flagship smartphones, the V10 and G4, will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. LG was in fact one of the first Android OEMs to roll out the Android Nougat update to its flagship smartphone last year, releasing the update for the G5 in November. Its other 2016 flagship, the V20, was one of the first smartphones to ship with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Sadly however, the 2015 LG flagships haven’t received a similar treatment.
According to LG, the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the G4 will begin rolling out in the second quarter of this year. That means the update could arrive anywhere between April and June. Owners of the V10 on the other hand will have to wait longer for the Nougat update. LG will be rolling out the Android 7.0 update for the V10 owners in the third quarter of the year, so the update could arrive sometime between July and September. However, it should be noted that the timeframe shared by LG only applies to the Korean market. Global variants of the G4 and V10 will likely receive the update a few weeks after the update is rolled out in South Korea. In the G5’s case, we saw that the global rollout began just a few weeks after the rollout began in South Korea, but in case of the G4 and V10, we expect the global rollout to be a little slower. LG has promised that it will be sharing the rollout time frame for international markets in the near future.
Similar to the LG G5, we expect the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the G4 and V10 to come with all the various goodies that Nougat comes with. In addition to the core Nougat features, LG will most definitely update the UI design as well, although you shouldn’t expect to see any new features from the UX 6.0 version to be made available to the G4 and V10.