New LG V20 to launch with Android 7.0 nougat

LG Electronics (LG) has confirmed its next flagship smartphone, LG V20, will come with the Android 7.0 nougat operating system preloaded, when it begins shipping in the third quarter, the company said.

The LG V20 builds upon the multimedia smartphone experience of last year´s LG V10, and will take advantage of many Nougat features, including Vulkan-supported graphics and Doze.

LG and Google have collaborated since the 2009 launch of the 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.

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