LG V20 reportedly won't be the first Android Nougat smartphone widely available


LG is probably very proud that it will be the first company to announce a smartphone that runs Android Nougat right out of the box. Many of you have probably know by now the South Korean company plans to announce the LG V20 on September 6, which is less than two weeks from now.

However, even if LG V20 will be the first Android Nougat smartphone announced, it's highly unlikely to be the first to reach consumers' hands as well.

According to AndroidPolice's David Ruddock, it's the Nexuses smartphones that are likely to be first widely available, long before LG V20 will actually hit shelves. “LG V20 may be the first phone *in the world* to ship with Nougat. But Nexuses will almost definitely be first widely available,” says David.

If you've been making plans for the upcoming LG V20, then you might want to reconsider if the information proves to be accurate. That's if you want to be among the first people's in the world to own a smartphone that ships with Android Nougat.

Either it's something related to marketing or LG simply decided that it will be beneficial for the V20 sales to announce it much earlier than its actual availability.

For the time being, LG V20 is rumored to arrive in the United States via T-Mobile on September 23 and it will cost $649 outright. But we will certainly found out more by the time LG formally announces the smartphone on September 6.

Until then, let's add the fact that aside Android Nougat, the V20 will provide users with “the best video and audio experience” thanks to a partnership with B&O Play. Also, the smartphone is likely to come with a dual camera setup and possibly some other interesting features.

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14 Comments

1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Isn't that the point of the "right out of the box" line?

8. ECPirate37

Posts: 345; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Agreed. I thought it was rather obvious that this will be the first phone to ship with it. NOT the first phone to have it. I think most would realize that the Nexus line would have the updates first.

12. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Exactly. This is a non-story. Even Google said it would be the first to ship. Silliness.

2. Kumar123 unregistered

At $649 price point V20 have good chance to be a good Challenger of note 7. Big battery is the key, I hope they put a bigger battery there. With nougat 7, (hopefully) SD821 this phone should perform better than Note 7. Then again Note 7 is such a laggy phone that even with SD820 LG should be able to beat it in performance.

7. iushnt

Posts: 3138; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Yeah and I am sure that Note 7 will lag on sales too compared to LG V20..

10. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I would rather go for the v20 with better performance than buy a s7 which lag or just buyit for the sake that its selling. Most of the people who buy laggy samsung phones dont know s**t about phones or just because every one else is buy it or they saw a tv ad.

14. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 613; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Damn the hate is real lol

3. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

So the Nexuses will be "widely available" before Sept 23rd?

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

They are already widely available, since he's referring to the 5X and 6P

5. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I gotta disagree as he also says "almost definitely" regarding the Nexuses. Since the 5x and 6p are already out and some receiving their updates what he said wouldn't make much sense. If you are right Rebel then this is one confusing point in the article IMO.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

True, it is poor word choice and confusing. Not sure when the new Nexus line is coming out, but my guess is beginning of october

9. schappy310

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

Whats with this title? Ive had Nougat since beginning of beta with my Nexus 6p! Get your facts straight before posting this bs. At least be tech savy

11. CBarker

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 26, 2016

New Nexus phones will be Widley available before the V20. What's hard to understand?

13. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Who said "*new* nexus phones"? The Nexus 6, 5X and 6P are already "widely available" and running Nougat.

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