If you’ve been patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for the LG G4 Android Nougat update for the past 11 months well hooray it is finally here, kind of that is. Before you start rejoicing, note that this Nougat update for the LG G4 is currently only available in South Korea.
Although LG Electronics first released the LG G4 Android phone more than two years ago back on April 29, 2015, there are still millions of us throughout Canada and the United States who continue to use the device and are hopeful for and anticipating a Nougat (Android 7) update.
Canadian and U.S. based telecom companies aren’t exactly rushing through the Android Nougat update gates for an LG smartphone that is more than two years old. It’s hard to say at this point whether or not an Android 7 update will become available in Canada or the United States for the G4 but we can at least keep our fingers crossed.
Back in March, an official from LG Electronics told The Korea Times that Korean users could expect a scheduled update at some point during the third quarter of 2017 and that notices for other markets would be released.
Note that OTA (over-the-air) Android Nougat firmware updates won’t necessarily be pushed all at once. So depending on where exactly in South Korea you are located you may just have to be patient for a little while longer. You can install the LG Bridge App which can be found at LG’s Korean download portal. Of course there are manual ways to make the update but that’s only something that’s recommended at your own risk as that method will completely wipe all data on your phone. So if you decide to take the manual route you’ll first want to be sure to backup all data such as emails, personal messages, photos, videos, etc.