Select LG G5 owners can now test Android 7.0 Nougat (in Korea)
LG today announced that a limited number of G5 owners in South Korea can start participating in an Android 7.0 Nougat preview program. More exactly, LG allows 2,000 G5 users to download and test an early Android Nougat build, as long as they're customers of LG U+ (South Korea's third largest mobile carrier - owned by LG Corporation). While this may not seem to be of interest to LG G5 owners around the world, it actually is: if things go well with the preview program, LG will be in a great position to plan a global Android Nougat roll-out for the G5.
As you may know, the LG G5 was released earlier this year (in March) running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Now, LG is getting ready to launch the world's first Android 7.0 Nougat phone - the V20, which could be out by the end of September - so it seems to have great ambitions when it comes to Google's newest version of Android. Who knows, perhaps the company will manage to update the G5 to Nougat in the coming months. We'll certainly let you know when we have more details about this.