Sprint LG G5 gets its Android Nougat update

Just two weeks after the Korean LG G5 received its Android 7.0 Nougat update, it's now time for a US variant of the handset to get rid of Marshmallow. Specifically, we're talking about Sprint's LG G5. While the Nougat update doesn't show up on Sprint's support web page yet, select users are receiving it as of yesterday, complete with Google's November security patch.

With Android Nougat, G5 owners are getting pretty much the same interface that's available on the LG V20 - the world's first smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box (released by Sprint in October). Notable new features include a split-screen mode, revamped quick settings and notifications shade, and enhanced Doze mode. You can check out some screenshots - revealed by a Reddit user - below.

We assume that the Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile variants of the LG G5 will be updated to Android Nougat pretty soon, too. The same goes for the unlocked model - which, by the way, currently costs just $400.

source: Reddit via Android Police

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1. j_grouchy

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Sprint can bite me...they never did send out the Marshmallow update for my LG G3. I'm switching to T-Mo first chance I get.

2. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Meanwhile me, holding my HTC 10 like (¬.¬) Oh God when...

3. md227a

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Me sitting here with my iPhone never have to worry about a software update.

4. Android4LifeYall

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

And yet you wish you had an Android based phone because you just realized you have an out of date phone that cannot be updated through software, has no removable battery, no memory card slot, a camera that is years behind (as is the rest of the phone) and initially cost you more. The LG G5 is nearing a year old already and is still light years ahead of anything Apple has to offer. I noticed Apple owners are generally out of touch smug jerks that think they have something special because they paid too much for a proprietary system.

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