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T-Mobile branded LG G5 starts to receive Android 7.0 update OTA

T-Mobile branded LG G5 starts to receive Android 7.0 update OTA
T-Mobile subscribers with the LG G5 are excited tonight, Why? Because the update to Android 7.0 is being pushed out. Weighing in at 1.27GB, the files include Android 7.0 along with security updates. The only Android handsets to run Nouget, outside of the Pixel duo and the Nexus models, are the Motorola Moto Z Force DROID, HTC 10 and now the LG G5. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge can only run a beta version of the update for now.

Android 7.0 adds the Split-screen view allowing you to run two apps at the same time; with seamless updates, the next Android build is subtly sent to your phone and installed. When you boot up the handset next, your phone is running the updated OS. Remember Doze? This feature is improved in Nougat. Doze stops apps from running in the background when the phone has been unused for a period of time. This increases the standby time of the phone and improves battery life overall. Unicode 9 brings the latest in emoji, and Google Assistant is a more personal and conversational version of Google Now.


When you do get the notification that the update has arrived, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi signal before continuing. This is a pretty large file and you don't want to consume your data when a Wi-Fi signal is probably available at home or right around the corner at the local bookstore. Also, make sure that your battery is fully charged, because you don't want to be halfway through the update when your power goes off.




T-Mobile branded LG G5 starts to receive Android 7.0 update OTA
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source: TheAndroidSoul

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G5
  • 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

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5 Comments

shnibz

Posts: 495; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Hey great! I LOVE my G5 -Nobody

TechNeck

Posts: 596; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

The door...

MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Everything great about phones happens in US first.. sob sob.

jarome

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Alas, the update page shows no way to actually download the update!

el33t626

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

It requires a full charge to initiate, and may only install overnight. Once updated, We should get the full Nougat experience with LG’s skin on top.

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