The LG V20, LG's next
flagship smartphone, will be the first device to feature
Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
The LG V20 will take advantage of many of the best
features of Nougat, including Vulkan-supported graphics for more
immersive gaming while also delivering better battery performance
Consumers will also be able to enjoy new productivity features
such as Direct Reply, which lets users respond quickly to text
messages or update tasks using the notification interface.
The LG V20 is expected to begin shipping
in September 2016.
are excited to offer the first phone in the world to feature
Nougat out of the box,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics
and Mobile Communications Company. “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.”
LG and Google have collaborated closely since the 2009
launch of the very first Android phone from LG based on Android
1.5 Cupcake. The two companies continued to collaborate on a
series of Nexus smartphones starting with the Nexus 4 in 2012,
which was shipped with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the Nexus 5 that
was released in 2013 with Android 4.4 KitKat, and the Nexus 5X
that was unveiled in 2015 featuring Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
and Google have also teamed up to offer smart wearables such as LG
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