Weeks after LG declared that it wouldn’t be releasing the latest Android OS 7.0 Nougat to the L G4 and the LG V10, the South Korean company backpedaled on its decision and went ahead to surprise fans with the announcement that the OS update will be made available come the second half of the year.
The reversal of the earlier decision, however, came as a shocking move to fans although a well welcomed one at that. However, it made a whole lot of sense when the tech company failed to mention the LG G3 which it released in 2014 in its list of devices which will receive the latest OS.
Latest spotting on Geekbench has however countered the move as it looks like the tech company is looking to release the latest Android OS, the 7.1.1 Nougat on the device.
The spotting, however, did not confirm that the device will be getting the update OTA as it could be a custom ROM which is based on the latest Android 7 Nougat.
It is important to note that the LG G3 is equipped with a Snapdragon 801 chipset which had been earlier deemed unfit to run on the latest OS based on performance and speed ratings. The device also comes packing only 2GB of Ram which may, in fact, support the OS but based on the score (969) in the single-core test and 2315 in the multi-core test; the device looks to be capable of handling the custom ROM well.
However, for those willing to go through the rooting option, the Custom ROM may just be the next best thing to happen to the 2014 device from the South Korean company.
Spec wise, the LG G3 comes packing the Snapdragon 801 SoC under the hood with the 2GB and 3GB of RAM variants along with a display size of 5.5-inch QHD display which was one of the biggest screens available in 2014.
On the camera front, the LG G3 sports a 13MP camera on the rear panel and a 2.1MP Camera on the front panel powered by a 3,000mAh battery equipped with Qi wireless charging.