LG G3 getting tested for Android 7.0 update?

LG G3 getting tested for Android 7.0 update?
The LG G3 was launched by LG in May 2014 with Android 4.4.2 installed. Since then, it has been updated to Android 5.0, Android 5.1 and Android 6.0. For some phones, that would be the end of the line. However, a Geekbench benchmark test dated today reveals that the two-year old flagship is being tested with Android 7.0. on board.

The LG G5 and LG G4 should both receive Android 7.0, and the Las Vegas line probably would include the LG G3 along with them. And as it turned out, the first handset to come with Nougat out of the box was the recently released LG V20.

As far as the Geekbench test is concerned, the single-core score was 929 with a multi-core score of 2977. Keep in mind that the phone is powered by the quad-core 2.46GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC. That chipset was the cat's meow back in 2014 when it powered a number of Android flavored high-end handsets.

source: Geekbench

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

That would be awesome, gave my old G3 to a friend and she will be pleased if she got Android 7 too.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

LG, we are proud of your effort.

3. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

My wife has this phone and I'm sure 7.0 would be a nice refresh for her.

4. halowen_pcd

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

And Google said that Nougat is not compatible for Nexus 5, regarding that the Snapdragon 801 and Snapdragon 800 are basically twins

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

3 years of support :O hot damn. Still wish the G3 didn't eat so much battery after KitKat tho

9. rocketman1

Posts: 99; Member since: May 07, 2016

Dude wth. I have the g4 but g3 jas replacement battery as well. I carry a replacement battery in my wallet. No f**king cables or chargers or panicking for a wall outlet. I swap on the go and in 1 minute going from 10% to 100% they cost 6bucks shipped. I almost never plug it in. Always swapping with 2 other batteries. I run my screen at full brightness all day long. Screw cable charging

6. gendo

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Kudos LG.

7. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Omg note 4??

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Nice LG, hope my G4 gets the 7.x update

12. FCB-Eto

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 17, 2013

Won't happen Sony was also testing the Z3 and Google put an end to that by not releasing the drivers for the SD801 so this is non news cause Google killed the devices with the 801 by doing this.http://www.androidauthority.com/android-7-0-s​napdragon-800-801-712930/

13. hsgoliveira

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

The LG G2 has also been tested with Android 6.0

14. shield

Posts: 887; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Good Work LG.

15. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Flake news, since Qualcomm didn't make the drivers for SD 801 available to oems for Android 7.

17. sunnyfpy

Posts: 297; Member since: May 12, 2013

G3 outdated hardware,buy a new phone instead!

18. Yagyuu

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

I am becoming a LG Lover!!! Their continuing updates vs others.....like sammsoon....are making me a repeat buyer. Unlike my last couple of Galaxy phones, which had like a couple of updates, LG keeps their phones updated, my G3 is up to 6....if its upgraded to 7 !!!!! HOLY Cow Pies!!! 6.0 improved my battery life noticeably.

19. tokuzumi

Posts: 1989; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

What we are probably seeing is an unofficial Cyanogenmod 14 rom. Or someone who is rooted, and edited their build.prop file. Either way, this is not an official LG test.

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