AT&T’s LG Phoenix 2 (K371) has started receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update. The affordable smartphone released last year, with AT&T now officially announcing the arrival of the software update on its official device support pages, revealing that the package weighs approximately 1.37GB, ships with the build number NRD90u and software version K37120j.
Android Nougat is still slowly rolling out to an increasing number of devices, and AT&T's support page states that in addition to Android 7.0 Nougat, the update also introduces the Firefox Browser to the LG Phoenix 2. In addition to that, the latest software package is packed with the Android security update for April and removes AT&T’s Address Book feature from the handset. The second largest wireless carrier in the country advises that you should backup your device’s files before you initialize the upgrade. This is purely a precautionary measure, as the update should not affect any of the data or settings stored on your smartphone. The carrier recommends that the smartphone is connected to a Wi-Fi network and is fully charged before the installation procedure is initialized. If you have the LG Phoenix 2 and want to get the latest update you can download it as an over-the-air (OTA) package by navigating to the Settings app, tapping the About Phone option, going into the Update Center and Software Update menus, and selecting the Update Now option. Your device will automatically reboot once the Android 7.0 Nougat update has been installed.
The LG Phoenix 2 is AT&T’s version of the LG K8 and has arrived on the carrier’s prepaid GoPhone service for less than $100. The budget smartphone released running the Android 6.0 Marshmallow and at that time there was some doubt over whether it would receive further updates, making the arrival of Android 7.0 Nougat especially welcome. The phone has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM. The phone is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing snapper, and a removable 2,125mAh battery. A successor to the Phoenix 2 arrived earlier this year in the form of AT&T’s LG Phoenix 3, also known as the LG K4 (2017).