LG V10 will pick up Nougat update in Q2 2017, LG G4 in Q3

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LG's 2015 flagships will be updated to Nougat.

LG initially stated that it will not roll out the
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update to its 2015 flagships, but the company has reversed course following backlash in its home market. According to an LG official speaking to
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, the
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will pick up the update sometime in the second quarter, while the
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will receive the update in the third quarter. That's for the Korean market, and it is likely that we'll have to wait slightly longer for the global


LG was worried that the hardware — specifically the Snapdragon 808 SoC — on the G4 and V10 would cause compatibility issues on Android 7.0 Nougat, but with the
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featuring the same chipset and running Nougat without any problems, LG decided to offer the update to its flagships.

With profits from its mobile business shrinking, 2017 will prove to be a pivotal year for LG. Last year's modularity experiment with the
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failed to gain momentum with consumers, but the
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. Reliability issues with the G4 and V10 have also affected the brand's image, and it looks like that is an area LG is looking to fix this year.

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