LG Stylo 2 Plus owners on MetroPCS and T-Mobile should start seeing their update to Android 7.0 (Nougat) roll out this week. T-Mobile’s Des Smith, their Product Manager, took to Twitter to break the news to the masses. This update brings LG Stylo 2 Plus owners up to Android version 7.0 (Nougat), rather than the somewhat newer 7.1.1 or bleeding edge 7.1.2, though most of the major Nougat features come with the jump up from Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). The update weighs in around 557MB, and should bring many of the same features seen on the LG Stylo 2 Nougat update from earlier in the year, as well as the usual Nougat goodness straight from Google. The update will be rolling out throughout this week, so any users that check for an update and don’t see one right now may want to check often throughout the week.
On the Google side of things, Nougat will bring enhancements to dual screen mode and battery saving tweaks, among other new features. Notifications, settings, and a few other UI elements get a slight rework. On LG’s end, users will notice that themes from LG Smart World now theme the whole device, and not just the icons and wallpaper on their home screen. On the LG Stylo 2, adoptable storage is not available with Nougat, but the LG Stylo 2 Plus may be a different story. It is, however, possible to move apps to the SD card after the update.
This comes on the heels of what seemed to be a botched push for this update a while back. An update that apparently brought the phone up to Nougat went out, but users noticed they were still on Marshmallow after applying it. Updated documentation was later issued to clarify, and while mentions of Nougat were removed, the Android version listed was still 7.0, which compounded the confusion. This time around, it seems that the update is out proper. To check for it, head to your device’s settings menu, then the About device heading, and you should find an option to look for updates there. If the update isn’t present by the end of the week, a reboot may do the trick. The usual caveats apply, despite the relatively small file size for a major update; make sure that your device is either plugged in, or has a reliable battery inside it with at least 80% left. The phone shutting off during the update could cause it to become totally inoperable.