Nougat is coming to the LG G4 and LG V10 after all, but not until the second half of 2017

Scrapping previous plans to discontinue Android updates for the G4 and V10, LG has decided to treat both handsets to Android 7.0 Nougat in 2017.

The LG G4 and LG V10 were both launched in 2015 and have received two updates each since, but 2017 marks the end of their update cycles.

However, in a favorable turn of events for LG fans, the company has decided to treat the handsets to Nougat, citing the “respect for consumers‘ rights to choose” as a reason for the change of heart..

LG had previously announced plans to discontinue software updates for the two phones, saying they were “not optimized with the latest version.” According to a recent report by Korean news agency Yonhap, the decision has been reversed after consumer complaints that the cancellation of future updates represents “an infringement on their rights to choose.”

The Nougat update for V10 will go live in the second half of 2017, while G4 owners will have to wait until the third quarter to get their hands on it.

The loose update schedule provided by LG applies to the South Korean variants of the LG G4 and V10. Consumers abroad will be notified of a separate schedule later this year.

source: Yonhap

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1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

According to LG Korea "We will inform customers. G4, V10 Android OS upgrade LG Electronics decided to support Android 7.0 upgrade for G4 and V10. Both models were designed to deliver the best performance in Android 5.0 and 6.0 environments,with a single OS upgrade. However, LG Electronics respects the right of customers to choose, so we have carefully considered whether or not to upgrade the OS. At the MWC reporters meeting held on March 26, executives said, "We are considering how much the current situation and upgrading can bring value to consumers." As a result, V10 plans to support Android 7.0 for customers who want to upgrade in the second quarter and G4 in the third quarter . (Schedule is based on Korea and overseas will be announced separately.) LG Electronics We will strive to provide products and services that satisfy our customers' satisfaction. Thank you."

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well... The simple reason most Android Manufacturers are reluctant to bring major OS updates to older Smartphones is not because of compatibility issues with older hardware... The reason behind this is that they want consumers to PAY...! And in the world of Android, most people have to pay to be able to get their paws on the latest OS... Galaxy S5, though quite old now, has more than enough muscle to pull Nougat effortlessly yet Samsung won't do it...! They want S5 users to buy either The S6 or S7...! That's one reason why Android sucks...! And that's one reason why I went with a Nexus...! And that's one reason why Google has priced its Pixel Range so high this time around... They're basically giving you TWO Smartphones in one as they're set to receive at least TWO OS updates...!!! Oh well, eh? G'Day!

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and benefit, S5 could get if it received nougat? android version isn't a big deal for heavily edited UI like touchwiz, emotion UI, MIUI and others.. some of those already have their own version of split-screen multitasking, doze, notification control, clear all background apps, quick setting, color calibration, better file explorer, and other nougat features without upgrading android version.. and most of them got some of those features even before nougat released,.. right now, google is literally copying custom UI's features.. just wait till they copy built-in game recorder, resolution changer, customizable app icons layout, hide apps and other features.. maybe in 1-2 years vanilla android could catch-up with current version of touchwiz, lol..

11. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

First LG need to fix the bugs of marshmallow. They dont optimize it well.


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

All models will deliver the best performance in Android 5.0 and 6.0. Android 7.0 categorically decreases performance across the board on all devices, even those that were built for it.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

"Have received two major updates each." Wrong... Both, The V10 and G4 came pre-installed with Lollipop and later received an update to Marshmallow... So... They've received just ONE major update, as opposed to TWO... LG thinks that it has done its users a HUGE favour by rolling out Nougat to 1.5 Year old phones... Well, I'd like to direct your attention towards Apple, my dear LG... The iPhone 5 was launched back in September-2012 and its STILL receiving regular security and other minor updates of the latest and greatest iOS 10 and has received not just one but FOUR major updates since it's initial launch... Yet LG feels REAL proud that it's going to roll out a second major update to its Smartphones...! Talk about LOW AIM...! Sad...! Oh well, G'Day!

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yep, the iPhone 5 with iOS10. Its very very optimized. So optimized that it made my friend decide to upgrade to iPhone 6S. Takes too much time opening apps.

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So true, a 5S can handle 10 but is toast after the update, that is why you are suppose to backup your phone before updating, I always do.

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

You can revert back to older versions in iOS? I mean normally?

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes, back the phone up with iTunes and you can restore that backed up version of iOS if the new version wrecks the performance.

9. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

I ain't a stupid dumbass to update my Ip5s, still running the original, that came out from the box. My friends ip5s is gone laggy and drains battery. Why update when everything is fine? Don't need no new features, as I can still text browse and play games smoothly, rather than Apple crippling your phone so you have to be forced to buy a new phone. Pathetic dirty tactics by every Oems.

6. transtrac unregistered

First give update for G5 h860 still stuck on 6.0.1

10. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Just be happy with 6.0.1, or you want your phone crippled? 7.0 just has new skin and layout, nothing major. Why you so desperate to update? It's just us Techies that make a big deal and nag for new updates. Typical consumers don't give a shyte about updates. That's why you never see them complain, when thier phones are problem free.

12. tokuzumi

Posts: 1953; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Hopefully this isn't the Sony debacle of several years ago. "We are going to give you the update!"....."Oh, wait...we can't, the phone won't work right."

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