LG has started to roll out LG G5 Android 7.0 Nougat replace to its customers in South Korea.
Launched earlier this year, the smartphone is the first non-Google device to get the upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat.
The mobile maker has already released an Android 7.0 Nougat-powered gadget, the LG V20. But G5 is the primary smartphone to acquire the improve from Marshmallow to Nougat.
The LG G5 Android 7.0 Nougat update is in the beginning being rolled out simplest in South Korea.
However, the update will finally come to G5 users in “the Americas, Asia, and different markets” in the coming weeks.
LG G5 Android 7.0 Nougat: the primary non-Google Marshmallow device to acquire the upgrade
LG started a preview interval for customers to experiment the modern day Android 7.0 Nougat prior this year.
Following this preview present, the corporation has now formally started the Nougat rollout approach.
Android 7.0 Nougat brings a number of approach upgrades, security updates, and new facets, including the long-awaited multi-window aid.
LG didn’t leave out the possibility to speak about its commitment to updating Android devices in a timely method, calling it the “differentiating” element in the “smartphone space”.
Samsung has handiest now began to present preview, delaying the discharge to later this 12 months. Google at present published that only 0.3 percent of Android contraptions are walking Nougat.
In case you have a G5, you’re going to obtain OTA notification “when the replace is on hand” to your area, LG promised. Right here’s the entire press release from the corporation.
Fast Rollout of Android 7.0 Demonstrates LG’s Commitment to Product Support and Customer Service as Differentiating Factors in the Smartphone Space
SEOUL, Nov. 8, 2016 – LG Electronics (LG) today began rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat OS for the LG G5 in LG’s home market of South Korea. LG, which was the first smartphone manufacturer to offer a Nougat experience out of the box with its LG V20 for content creators, has the distinction of being the first company after Google to offer Nougat as an upgrade to an existing smartphone running Android Marshmallow.
While LG G5 owners in Korea are the first to receive the OS upgrade, they will be followed by customers in the Americas, Asia and other markets in the weeks to come. Most G5 users will receive notifications on their phones when the update is available. More information will become available locally in the weeks ahead.
Android 7.0 Nougat offers a range of new features designed to enhance the user experience and deliver more speed and convenience to G5 owners. For example, searches can now be conducted inside user-installed apps as well as built-in apps using Nougat’s In Apps. New Multi-window allows the user to switch between apps with a double tap or run two apps side by side. More personalized settings and smarter notifications allow users to be more productive with less effort.
“At LG, we know our customers want the best, most up-to-date mobile experience,” said Kim Hyung-jung, senior vice president and head of LG Mobile’s research and development. “Getting software updates to our users faster than the competition is our way of demonstrating that LG is committed to supporting our products and customers to ensure they have a positive ownership experience.”