When LG confirmed that they would be launching the LG V20, one of the things that they noted was that the phone would come with Android 7.0 Nougat preinstalled. We had assumed that the LG V20 would be the first out of the box to do this, and it seems that Google has confirmed this on their website.
On the Android website, Google writes, “Introducing The New LG V20. The first new smartphone that comes with Android Nougat, right out of the box. Coming soon.” The wording is also accompanied by some kind of rendering showing Android 7.0 on top of a smartphone, although from what we can tell it looks more like a generic rendering as opposed to an actual leak of the smartphone.
However we have seen some leaks of the LG V20 and it doesn’t quite look like the render on Google’s website, at least in our opinion. LG offering Android 7.0 out of the box is a good move by the company and great for the Android platform. Typically apart from Nexus handsets, it usually takes other OEMs a while to get Android loaded on phones, so to see the LG V20 launch with Android 7.0 in tow this early will certainly help with the fragmentation.
In the meantime, the LG V20 has been set for a launch on the 6th of September, so check back with us then for the details. In the meantime Android 7.0 has already been released for Nexus handsets, and companies like LG, Sony, and Samsung are already working on bringing the update to their phones.
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