Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus devices only; LG V20 first to be shipped with update

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New Delhi | Updated: August 23, 2016 12:15:46 PM

Google's new operating system for the Android phones, Android 7.0 Nougat is to roll out to the relatively newer Nexus devices on Tuesday.

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Google’s new operating system for the Android phones, Android 7.0 Nougat is to roll out to the relatively newer Nexus devices on Tuesday. It is being called a good update to its predecessor with better and newer features, but would only be available to the users of the most recent Nexus devices like Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and the Nexus Pixel C or the Nexus 9 tablet. Though the new update should not be expected to have radical changes in the system, it does come with notable user-facing features. A few of them, like the split screen and improved multi-tasking, were well overdue and especially useful on tablets.

Meanwhile, LG seems to have taken a lead in the game ahead of its competitors by suggesting that its new LG V20 might be the first phone to be launched with an inbuilt Android 7.0 Nougat. Talking to reporters on Monday, the company clarified that the LG V20 would be the first phone to feature Android 7.0 “out of the box”. Though to clarify the air of confusion, it must be understood that the LG V20 will not be the first phone to use the Android 7.0 Nougat as an Operating System, instead, it would be the first to be shipped and sold with it, while the other existing Nexus devices would get an update instead.

While it might be exciting to have a new Android update from Google, it has to be understood that phones which are not in the most recent Nexus series will have to wait a few months for this. The Android Nougat 7.0 might be made available to the market today, but one has to wait and see for the next few months about what other phones the update reaches to and when.

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