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Android 7.0 Released, LG V20 Android Nougat Smartphone Coming Soon

Since Google has changed their way of releasing new version of Android, as they are now taking input from developers using preview releases, we’ve known the main changes in Android 7.0 for a while including multi-window support, improved security, virtual reality support, Vulkan API, a new JIT/AOT compiler, and so on. The company has now made it official, and released Android 7.0 earlier today.


Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and Android One smartphones will receive an OTA update with the new firmware, and some other phones enrolled in Android Beta program will also get Android 7.0, but older Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 devices won’t.

LG_V20_Android-7.0_SmartphoneGoogle and LG also unveiled the upcoming LG V20, the first smartphone to ship with Android 7.0. Few details have been provided so far

The LG V20 builds upon the premium and rich multimedia smartphone experience of last year’s LG V10. It will be tuned to take advantage of many of the best features of Nougat, including Vulkan-supported graphics for more immersive gaming while also delivering better battery performance with Doze. Consumers will also enjoy new productivity features such as Direct Reply, which lets users respond quickly to text messages or update tasks using the notification interface.

LG V10 is a 5.7″ QHD smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core application processor, so we should expect something similar or better, but really find more details once the phone is formally launched on September 6th, 2016.

More details about Android Nougat and firmware releases can be found on Android 7.0 page.

  1. theguyuk
    August 24th, 2016 at 14:17 | #2

    So they have quickly gone Android 5, 6, 7 and does that not cause more market fragmentation in software, hardware?

    is it a good situation to have?

  2. Jeroen
    August 24th, 2016 at 17:12 | #3

    They should still roll this out for the nexus 5 and 7 in my eye’s

  3. August 24th, 2016 at 17:50 | #4

    Android 7 source code arrived – https://android.googlesource.com/platform/build/+/android-7.0.0_r1

    Was not there yesterday 🙂

  4. December 6th, 2016 at 20:59 | #5
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