Google’s latest flagship devices, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, were released preinstalled with the tech giant’s own Android 7.1 Nougat, a pretty standard update but still one that came with new features.
Users of Android powered mobile devices know exercises of patience all too well, especially when it comes to waiting for the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system to make its way to their smartphones and tablet devices, particularly those not made by Google. Still, some phone makers are quicker than others (like LG), while for the rest, it often takes months.
Here is some good news for owners of Samsung’s current flagship devices -- the South Korean tech giant has just revealed that it is commencing the roll out of Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets by way of its Galaxy Beta Program.
LG’s flagship device, the G5, officially becomes the first mobile device not made by Google to get updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, the newest version of the world’s most widely used mobile operating system. LG is looking to launch a worldwide roll out of its Android Nougat update to G5 units, but almost certainly, G5 owners who are based in South Korea will be the first to receive the software update.
The new version of Google’s Android mobile operating system, Android 7.1 Nougat, was not highlighted much during Google’s event this week. The reason may have something to do with the fact that the coolest features on the tech giant’s latest handsets, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, will not be included in the newest iteration of Android, after all.
When the LG V10debuted in the latter part of last year, it was considered an unusual release. After all, the device came with a second screen, one that was fully independent from the handset’s primary 5.7 inch display screen.
Back in March early this year, Google had rolled out a public beta of Android Nougat, the newest version of its Android mobile operating system. In the past, Google has deployed yearly updates before, but that March announcement was considered early based on previous Android update schedules. Still, it provided Android users with the option of quickly installing the beta version by way of an over the air roll out.
Makers of Android powered devices are often criticized for taking so long to update their products with the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system. The biggest phone maker of them all, Samsung, is no exception to this. But the South Korean mobile giant is working to change all that by announcing that its latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 7, will get Android 7.0 Nougat before the end of this year.
LG has revealed that its newest flagship device, the upcoming LG V20 smartphone, will be launching in September later this year, and will be powered by Android 7.0 Nougat, which means it will hold the distinction of being the first mobile device to run on the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system.
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