LG G4 and V10 Nougat update will release in Q3 2017, confirmed by LG

Update [March 04, 2017]: Looks like LG has reversed its previous statement due to strong criticism by users against the company’s surprising decision to not update LG G4 and V10 to Android 7.0 Nougat. In a latest report out of Korea, LG officials have said they will release the Nougat update for G4 and V10 in Q3 2017 in Korea.

However, as per the company’s official, the update might have instability issues and it’ll be up to the users to install the Nougat update or keep their devices running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow for a better software experience.

LG Electronics said, “Both models were designed to show the best performance in Android 5.0 and 6.0 environments, and we have been upgrading the OS one time.” However, LG Electronics respects the right of customers to choose, “We have also been careful and have decided to support 7.0 upgrades.”

— via ZDNet Korea

Update [March 02, 2017]: An LG official has confirmed that there won’t be any future Android version upgrades to either LG G4 or LG V10.

“We decided not to Provide Android 7.0 (7.0 & 7.1) update for G4 and V10. As a result of internal compatibility with the new Android system, it was concluded that it is difficult to maintain optimized performance.”

— said an LG Official (source)

Looks like the LG G4 won’t be getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update after all. According to an LG customer service representative, the LG G4 will stay with Android Marshmallow, and will not get the Nougat update.

We were initially hoping that the G4 would get the Nougat update as it was next in line after the LG G5. However, that is not the case. When speaking to a Korean LG Customer rep, an XDA member was told that no Nougat update would be released for the G4.

The LG G4 in Korea has the model number F500L, but since Korea is LG’s home country, we can pretty much conclude that even the international variants will not get the update. There are Android Nougat based custom ROMs available for the G4, which is the only way to get the update now.

Read: LineageOS Android Nougat ROM for LG G4

The smartphone will continue to receive security updates as always, but Marshmallow will be the last official update. How do you feel about this?

via XDA

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43 Comments

  1. Not actually true. I was told by an LG representative from Europe that Android Nougat is in the final testing phases for G4. I also saved the chat.

    1. thank you for this information. i took my breath again

    2. There’s no way they’d ditch us.

  2. I’m Korean
    Korea lg says that it does not update G4 and V10 NOUGAT

  3. Not actually true. I was told by an LG representative from Europe that Android Nougat is in the final testing phases for G4. I also saved the chat.

    1. thank you for this information. i took my breath again

      1. There’s no way they’d ditch us.

  4. I would be a lot less disappointed if they would allow for all g4 bootloaders to be unlocked, instead of only a specific variant in Europe. I love this phone but the software is weak and not being updated any more.

  5. I’m Korean
    Korea lg says that it does not update G4 and V10 NOUGAT

  6. I would be a lot less disappointed if they would allow for all g4 bootloaders to be unlocked, instead of only a specific variant in Europe. I love this phone but the software is weak and not being updated any more.

  7. IF they don’t update this to nougat, I am never buying an LG phone again. I may even stop buying their monitors.

  8. IF they don’t update this to nougat, I am never buying an LG phone again. I may even stop buying their monitors.

  9. I’ll never buy another LG phone again. Can’t believe it only got 1 main OS update… angry.

  10. I’ll never buy another LG phone again. Can’t believe it only got 1 main OS update… angry.

  11. I really hope this is untrue.
    This will be my last LG if this ends up being true.
    I’m already unhappy about their reluctance to unlock the bootloader for my G4.

  12. LG G4: Canadian variant here.
    So LG will NOT support the phone with security and software updates. They also did NOT unlock the bootloader, so I’m unable to load other ROMs that are not ancient.
    So LG has killed the main reasons I really liked my LG G3. Frustrating and disappointing.
    I’m glad there are other phone manufacturers I can turn to.

  13. I really hope this is untrue.
    This will be my last LG if this ends up being true.
    I’m already unhappy about their reluctance to unlock the bootloader for my G4.

  14. LG G4: Canadian variant here.
    So LG will NOT support the phone with security and software updates. They also did NOT unlock the bootloader, so I’m unable to load other ROMs that are not ancient.
    So LG has killed the main reasons I really liked my LG G3. Frustrating and disappointing.
    I’m glad there are other phone manufacturers I can turn to.

  15. This intentional attempt at obsolescence won’t lead me to upgrade to a new LG, it will lead me to never buy an LG product. I was already leaning this way when LG punted on the G4’s bootloop problem. LG has shown itself to be a company that doesn’t care about its customers once its products are sold. Well, that cuts both ways.

    1. I am boycotting LG products from now onwards. To hell with the company.

  16. Never ever vill i buy anything from lg, comparing with motorola x style almost the same hardware and age they vill upgrade to nougat shame on you lg

  17. This intentional attempt at obsolescence won’t lead me to upgrade to a new LG, it will lead me to never buy an LG product. I was already leaning this way when LG punted on the G4’s bootloop problem. LG has shown itself to be a company that doesn’t care about its customers once its products are sold. Well, that cuts both ways.

    1. I am boycotting LG products from now onwards. To hell with the company.

  18. The V10 is will be updated by T-mobile. They have already eeached an agreement to do so.

  19. The V10 will be updated by T-mobile. They have already reached an agreement to do so.

  20. Jan V Christensen

    Never ever vill i buy anything from lg, comparing with motorola x style almost the same hardware and age they vill upgrade to nougat shame on you lg

  21. The V10 is will be updated by T-mobile. They have already eeached an agreement to do so.

  22. The V10 will be updated by T-mobile. They have already reached an agreement to do so.

  23. I have LG v10
    I bought it before 2 month
    If lg company didn’t upgrade
    This phone to nougat
    It will be the last phone from this
    Company
    I will go back to Huawei or Samsung
    Mobile
    The lg v10 anew phone it was release
    To markets in November or December 2015
    So it’s anew phone and deserve to
    Upgrade to nougat

  24. I have LG v10
    I bought it before 2 month
    If lg company didn’t upgrade
    This phone to nougat
    It will be the last phone from this
    Company
    I will go back to Huawei or Samsung
    Mobile
    The lg v10 anew phone it was release
    To markets in November or December 2015
    So it’s anew phone and deserve to
    Upgrade to nougat

  25. So LG Europe said its in final phase according to Alexander, An xda member raptorddd said he contacted LG USA and the guy said its ready but no release date yet, LG SA said its not getting.. means its still not confirmed yet.

  26. So LG Europe said its in final phase according to Alexander, An xda member raptorddd said he contacted LG USA and the guy said its ready but no release date yet, LG SA said its not getting.. means its still not confirmed yet.

  27. i was going to buy a new g4 after seeing that new about android 7 but after saying that it will not got it ill not buy any of there product

  28. i was going to buy a new g4 after seeing that new about android 7 but after saying that it will not got it ill not buy any of there product

  29. Even after the swith to update after hassle from customers, i wont buy a LG. What a faillure. Even LG G2 got two major updates. And G3 also.

    So this is a change in update policy. I wont buy LG anymore.

  30. Even after the swith to update after hassle from customers, i wont buy a LG. What a faillure. Even LG G2 got two major updates. And G3 also.

    So this is a change in update policy. I wont buy LG anymore.

  31. After all this time, my LG G4 is still only running 6.0. Now I’ve got to wait another half-year, for a version of 7 that’s going to be unstable? No unlocked bootloader. And I note the LG G6 is out with last year’s SOC. This forced obsolescence sh*t is for the birds. There are other devices, with better track records, for updates. This will be it for me and LG.

  32. After all this time, my LG G4 is still only running 6.0. Now I’ve got to wait another half-year, for a version of 7 that’s going to be unstable? No unlocked bootloader. And I note the LG G6 is out with last year’s SOC. This forced obsolescence sh*t is for the birds. There are other devices, with better track records, for updates. This will be it for me and LG.

  33. First and last LG phone for me. Even crApple allow more updates for their phones…..

  34. First and last LG phone for me. Even crApple allow more updates for their phones…..

  35. Well this just sucks!
    Seriously LG?
    The G4 is the first phone I have owned that isn’t a Nokia and this is from 1994 when I got my 1st Nokia….

    So now after hearing this news, looks like I’m going to be moving back to the new Nokia 8!

    Seriously dissapointed with this, even though the G4 is still a great phone!

  36. Well this just sucks!
    Seriously LG?
    The G4 is the first phone I have owned that isn’t a Nokia and this is from 1994 when I got my 1st Nokia….

    So now after hearing this news, looks like I’m going to be moving back to the new Nokia 8!

    Seriously dissapointed with this, even though the G4 is still a great phone!

  37. I will go back to Huawei or Samsung. Ban for all product from LG

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