The LG G3 was unveiled about two and a half years ago and back then, the device came preinstalled with Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Since then, Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and Android 7.0 Nougat have been released, with the South Korean company having provided the updates up to last year’s Marshmallow. However, the latest leaks suggest that the latest Android 7.0 Nougat could be headed to the LG G3.
This is a huge surprise given that it’s not usual for Android devices older than two years to receive major software updates. In fact, most phones that were released in the same year or at least the same time as the LG G3 stopped updates at Android Marshmallow. But in a new Geekbench test, it appears that the G3 has no problems running on the latest Android dessert.
Being a 2014 handset, the LG G3 has been outshone by its successors LG G4 and LG G5. In addition, the company launched the LG V10 and renewed it with an LG V20 this year, moves that helped push the G3 further down the order of preference for many buyers.
Of course, this report is not official yet as there is no direct relationship between Geekbench and LG. However, the fact that the LG G3 has made an appearance on the renowned benchmarking site, just like the Galaxy S7 Edge recently made a similar appearance, is a suggestion that Android 7.0 Nougat could make its way to the 2014 flagship.
Apparently, the LG G3 managed scores of 929 and 2977 in single and multi-core tests, respectively.
What makes this move a huge surprise is the fact that the LG G3 uses a Snapdragon 801 SoC – the same processor used by the Xperia Z3 that did not make it to the final developer preview of Android Nougat, with claims that the Qualcomm-made processor does not meet the standards needed to run Android 7.0 Nougat.