New LG V20 will be the first smartphone with Android 7.0

August 01, 2016 Android LG News

The upcoming new V20 will be the first smartphone to debut the upcoming Android 7.0 operating system out of the box, according to LG.

LG's V20 flagship smartphone, expected to be shipped in September will be the successor its premium V10 model, V20 will have the same dual-screen, dual-selfie camera features (no other specs were revealed). Based on this announcement, it will be the first smartphone to launch preloaded with new Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. That would be an unusual move by Google, who would usually be first to launch its latest OS with its Nexus phones. 

The news was announced by LG on Aug. 1.

"We are excited to offer the first phone in the world to feature Nougat out of the box," Juno Cho, the president of LG Electronics, said in a statement. "The LG V20 upgrades and extends its predecessor's cutting-edge multimedia features a step further, providing distinctive mobile experience and sets a new standard for premium phones for consumers." 

The new handset "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," the company said in the statement. "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."