LG software updates schedule: When will my LG phone get a new Android version?


Let's talk about LG. The South Korean company that refuses to add anything but zeros behind the decimal point of its Android versions, no matter how helpful those other numbers might be. If you're the proud owner of an LG phone, we're sorry to inform you that this is unlikely to change.

This, of course, doesn't mean that LG phones won't be getting maintenance and security updates. However, even those will be few and far in between. If you're an LG owner, you should expect just one update every few months, incorporating several security patches at once.

But that's not what you're here to know, is it now? So, let's get to the point already – when your LG phone is getting Android Nougat or O.


Current Android version: Android 7.0
Next update: TBA (late 2017)

LG is known for not bothering with minor versions, such as Android 7.1.1. All of its previous flagships stop at the point-oh versions of Android, and it appears that the LG G6 will follow the same strategy. Therefore, we expect that the G6's next major update will be directly to Android O near the end of this year.


Current Android version: Android 7.0
Next update: TBA (late 2017)

Considering the G5 is last year's flagship from LG, we shouldn't expect it to get updated to a minor Android version if the G6 isn't expected to get it. This is why we're willing to bet that the LG G5 will jump from 7.0 straight to Android O a bit after its newer sibling, the G6.

LG V20

Current Android version: Android 7.0
Next update: TBA (late 2017 / early 2018)

The LG V20 has plenty of life left in it. That's why we're pretty sure it will be updated for at least one more year, and one more major Android version. That being said, don't expect it to take priority over the G6 and G5. That's why we expect the V20 to get Android O either at the very end of this year, or in the first months of 2018.


Current Android version: Android 6.0
Next update: Q3 2017

The leather-back LG G4 was quite a sensation when it was first released. Not to mention that it looked gorgeous. That being said, it's still a 2015 phone with a 2015 software. LG, however, has confirmed that the G4 will be getting the Nougat treatment in the third quarter of this year. We seriously doubt there will be any major updates after that, though.

LG V10

Current Android version: Android 6.0
Next update: H2 2017

The LG V10 is almost forgotten by everyone, LG included. This, of course, doesn't apply to the people that actually still use the device, so it's only natural for them to want an update to Nougat. Thankfully, LG announced that the V10 will indeed get Nougat in the second half of this year, probably a bit after the G4.

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