Google has already released the Android 7.1 Nougat update alongside Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, but most smartphones are due for Android 7.0 Nougat software. Some OEMs, such as OnePlus, Motorola, HTC, Lenovo, Samsung and Sony have already revealed the list of eligible smartphones, and LG is now stepping into the bandwagon.
It is widely accepted that LG's upcoming V20 smartphone, due for release later this month, will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, some existing users of LG smartphones still wait for the company's confirmation on the next major software release. Following the rollout of a preview version of Android Nougat for LG G5 in August, the company's flagship will be among the first ones to receive the latest software.
LG G5 will start receiving Android Nougat as early as next month, according to media reports based on a confirmation from an Australian carrier, Optus. LG hasn't officially confirmed the rollout, but the carrier says the update will be released by mid-November, which is a major feat for the South Korean tech giant.
What's further interesting is that the latest Android update will arrive for LG's two-year-old G3 smartphone. Most smartphones at this age are limited to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but this was confirmed by a leaked benchmark test on Geekbench earlier this month.
This may seem a bit odd as the later iteration of the LG's G series, the G4, is not mentioned on the OS update list in any country. But it is certainly a boon for users of LG's 2014 flagship.