LG G5 to receive Android 7.0 Nougat update in November


LG has made a huge leap forward and is now one of the companies that delivers major OS updates very fast. HTC, Motorola and LG made good progress in the last couple of years on the matter of new Android OS updates, unlike Samsung which is still lagging behind.

Now that Google has already released Android 7.0 Nougat and most of eligible Nexus devices received the update, it's time to talk about other brands that are likely to offer the upgrade as well.

For example, the LG G5 will be among the first smartphones, other than the Nexus lineup, which will be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat. The information has been recently confirmed by Australian carrier Optus, which is expected to release the update in mid-November.

Since this is a carrier-branded G5, we suspect the unlocked version of the smartphone will be getting Android 7.0 Nougat update slightly earlier. However, since we don't have any confirmations yet take it with a grain of salt.

It's also worth mentioning that while the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the G5 is now in testing at Optus, the Australian carrier does not have any other smartphone or tablet in its portfolio that will receive the update.

Obviously, that doesn't mean other devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7 or HTC 10 won't be getting the Nougat update, it's just that Optus doesn't have the new version of the OS under testing for any other device but the LG G5, at least for the time being.

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4 Comments

1. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

That's fairly reasonable. Actually the first non Pixel, non LG V20 I've heard about receiving Nougat that quickly.

2. AndroidStuff

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

so LG is the 1st company to provide Nougat with V20 & now G5 :) waiting for my G4 as well :)

3. blueghost211

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 19, 2015

I'm glad I got a G5. It's great on Marshmallow, now with Nougat I'm sure it'll be better on battery life, but so far I can't complain. Easily getting 5 hours SOT. Looking forward to the update.

4. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I just hope AT&T doesn't f00k us with a buggy Nougat the way they did these last two OTA's (H82011K and H82011N)...

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