The LG G3, which rolled out in May 2014 with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, is rumored to receive the latest Google OS, the Android 7.0 Nougat.
It's not every day we see a 2-year-old device receiving the latest software, as most smartphones from the LG G3's generation stopped updating at Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, a Geekbench benchmark test shows that the 2014 flagship from LG is scheduled to get Nougat.
LG fans are probably on their toes for the release of the LG G6, scheduled for November, as rumors surfaced that the device will lack the much anticipated curved display. Meanwhile, the OEM seems to be focusing on bringing the Android 7.0 to its LG G3 as well.
The G3 did not make the headlines in a while, mainly due to the strong media presence of the G4 and G5 models. Frankly, it's hard to find LG G3 owners, and we can't think of anyone we know who still owns one.
The device got updated with Marshmallow earlier this year, following an update to Lollipop in 2015. Since its launch two years ago, the LG G3 was also gifted with a few ROMs. Reviewers commended the G3 for its camera and imaging system, and the large number of satisfied customers made turned the device into one of the bestselling handsets of the company.
Now, owners of LG G3 devices will get to feel even more special, as they are waiting to get the Android 7.0 Nougat treat.
The company did not officially announce when the rollout will take place, but a Geekbench document shows that the handset is under testing with Android Nougat. The G3 ranked a 929 in single-core score, while its multi-core score was 2,977. As a reminder, phone relies on a quad-core 2.46GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC for processing power, a CPU that was at the top of its game at launch time.
What is also interesting is that some LG G4 and G5 owners are not even on the OS update list, meaning that the G3 will get the update prior to more recent models from select countries.
LG sets a good example to by enabling the G3 to keep up with the times.
The smartphone is not the only dated device to run the Nougat, as the HTC HD2 is also rocking the new Android OS. For good measure, you should know that the HD2 came out in 2010 in North America, four years before the G3.