LG V20: Google gives us our first look at Nougat-powered phone
Google ‘introduces’ new LG phone on Nougat promo page.
The V20, which will be the first phone to ship with Android 7.0, is referenced at the end of the page, along with an image showing a home screen and a holographic-style outline of the handset. The image is broadly in line with CAD renders that leaked a couple of weeks back showing a modular, G5-like design.
Google hails the device as “the first new smartphone that comes with Android Nougat, right out of the box. Coming soon.”
The home screen itself mirrors what we’ve already seen on the LG G5, with a app-drawer-free layout and rounded rectangular icons. Beyond that, there’s not a whole lot to see here.
However it is unusual to see Google promoting LG’s phone alongside its new operating system. In the absence of any new Nexus phones — those aren’t expected for another month or two — it’s a natural fit. LG is set to officially unveil the V20 at an event in San Francisco on Sept. 6.