The LG G5 will be among the first flagship devices to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. A mobile carrier from Australia recently revealed the release window for the software patch.
LG has upped the ante with regards to its delivery of major Android OS updates. The Korean smartphone manufacturer has edged out the likes of Motorola, HTC and Samsung in that department.
On its official blog site, Australian mobile carrier Optus said it has already received LG’s Android 7.0 Nougat update for the LG G5. The network is currently testing the firmware over-the-air content.
Google’s latest mobile operating system is set to release for the carrier-branded LG G5 in mid-November. Tech experts believe the unlocked version of the smartphone will get Android 7.0 Nougat at an earlier date.
While Optus is now testing the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the LG G5, it did not have any other smartphone or tablet on its checkup list. This doesn’t mean the software patch won’t release to more LG handsets.
Ausdroid noted that older flagship devices won’t be as pampered as their more recent counterparts. The former would still receive Android OS updates, but they become increasingly delayed as newer models take up the spotlight.
The LG G5 was launched in April 2016. It distinguished itself from its high-end peers by featuring an aluminum chassis and a lower battery compartment that can be slid from the bottom of the smartphone.
Specs of the LG G5 include a 5.3-inch 1440 x 2560 display, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage expandable up to 256 GB via micro SD support. As per GSM Arena, the device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, the Adreno 530 GPU and a removable 2800 mAh battery.
“Before I got the LG G5, I thought the choice between it and the Samsung S7 Edge was cut and dried,” said tech reviewer Rita El Khoury. “The S7/S7 Edge have perfected their approach for wider appeal, but the G5 talks to a quirkier userbase that could be craving something a little different.”