LG Starts Rolling Out Android Nougat Update for the G5


LG has started rolling out the Android Nougat update to its flagship smartphone from the first half of the year, the LG G5.

The update which is immediately available for LG G5 users in Korea includes most of the changes and new features that LG added to Android and preloaded on its latest flagship smartphone, the LG V20.

The V20 was the first smartphone in the world to ship with Android 7.0. However, its claim to fame has since been eclipsed by Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones which were the first to arrive with the latest Android flavour, 7.1.

As per the latest Android platform distribution figures from Google, Android 7.0 holds a paltry 0.3% share of the Android market while version 7.1’s stake is so negligible it is yet to make an appearance.

Users of the LG G5 in overseas markets will be receiving the update going forward starting with those in the Americas, Asia and others, in that order. “Most G5 users will receive notifications on their phones when the update is available. More information will become available locally in the weeks ahead,” reads a press statement from the company.

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Emmanuel writes on mobile hardware, software and platforms.


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