Update: The LG G4 Nougat update is now rolling out. As expected, the update has started in South Korea, but so far, it’s rolling out manually. This means that G4 users can only get the new OS via the Bridge app using their PCs. An over the air (OTA) update should come out later and so should the expanded release to other markets across the globe. In short, it could be weeks or even a month before folks in the U.S., Europe, and these other markets start seeing OTA notifications for the LG G4 Nougat update on their handsets.
So far, the update only works for LG G4 variants with model numbers F500K, F500L and F500S, all of which are Korean variants.
Earlier this year, there was a lot of confusion regarding the status of Android 7.0 Nougat updates for the LG G4 and LG V10.
After reports had emerged that the South Korean tech company will not be rolling out further OS updates to the 2015 pair, LG made a U-turn, confirming that the LG V10 will receive the update in Q2 followed by the LG G4 in Q3.
In June, the LG V10 started receiving the OTA update to Android 7.0 Nougat in several markets, beginning with South Korea. Given that this happened during the final month of Q2, some sections started suggesting that the G4 will also follow suit by receiving the same treat towards the end of Q3, probably in September.
While this is still possible, the latest developments will leave LG G4 owners a little excited. The phone has just stopped by Geekbench with Android 7.0 Nougat running the show, an indicator that the company has begun testing the OS on the phone.
It’s important to note that this appearance on Geekbench doesn’t confirm any specific release date, but it shows that it won’t be long before the phone gets the Nougat treat. The benchmarked LG G4 carries model number LG-F500L, which is one of the variants sold in South Korea. This shows that the update, similar to the LG V10, will be rolled out to the company’s home turf first before hitting the international market.
The listed specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core clocked at 1.44GHz and paired with 3GB RAM, which is what you find on the G4. Other specs of the phone include a 5.5-inch QHD display screen with Gorilla Glass 3, a 16MP main camera, 8MP selfie camera, and a 3000mAh removable battery.
The G4 came preinstalled with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and has already been updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. With the update to Nougat, it will be the phone’s final major OS upgrade.