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. 

source: LG (translated)

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  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(25h talk time)



1. johnnyboy

Posts: 55; Member since: Aug 16, 2016


2. Furbal unregistered

Indeed sales wise, still a good phone though. Probably one of the better ones you can pic up around $400 if sd card and removeable battery are important to you

3. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Your comment = troll.

4. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

LG 5 is a flop only for those who haven't used it and for the reviews. Truth is its the best value for money this time with flagship spec and awesome camera, screw the modular. Put a Samsung logo and it's a flagship put a one plus 3 and it's a flagship killer put an apple and it's innovative but... It has the LG logo and Reviewers are not impressed.


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Very nice. Hopefully battery life will improve with the new software.

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