Last year, LG was the first OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to offer Android v6.0 Marshmallow to a non-nexus series phone G4. This move by the South Korean firm has apparently led many to believe that the company will repeat the feat in 2016 as well.
LG G4 received the Android Marshmallow update in late October (starting with Poland region), just four weeks after the official release of the software to the Nexus series.
In 2016, the newly announced Android 7.0 Nougat final developer preview is set to be rolled out registered programmers by the end of July, whereas the fully tested GM (Golden Master) version for the public is expected to be deployed in late August or in the early September.
If history is taken any indication, LG will release the Android Nougat update in reverse chronological sequence, starting with the latest flagship devices.
We believe the company's 2016 flagship phone G5 will be the first to get the new update among the LG smartphones and may probably get it before the end of September. LG V10 and G4 might get it little later in between October and December.
Other likely contenders to receive the Android N are the newly released X series phones X Cam, X Screen, X Power, X Max, X Mach, X Style (in Mobile World Congress 2016) and also the mid-range phones LG G4 Stylus series and K10, K8 and K7 series, which were showcased in CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016, Las Vegas in January.
Word on the street is that LG is planning to unveil V10 successor V20 in September. So, there is a slight chance that the company may unveil the new phone with Android N out-of-the-box or release the software update soon after it hits the store.
For the uninitiated, Android N is said to come with night mode, bundled notification, improved battery optimisation, multi-window and many more value-added features.