Android Nougat Coming To The LG G5 Next Month

It has been a while since Google officially launched Android 7.0 Nougat, but just about all Android smartphones and tablets around the world are still running on Marshmallow or earlier versions of the operating system. While some of the newer Nexus devices are expected to receive the update sooner rather than later, most Android users will have to wait for weeks, if not months, to get the latest flavor of Android on their devices. However, at least one major Android OEM is reportedly all set to update one of its current flagship smartphones to Android Nougat soon. If a recent report coming out of Australia is anything to go by, the LG G5, which was launched earlier this year by the South Korean consumer electronics company, will apparently receive Android 7.0 Nougat by mid-November.

This was confirmed by leading Australian carrier Optus, which earlier today, listed the premium LG smartphone as the only device on its lineup slated to receive Android 7.0 in the coming weeks. We’ve already read reports of LG testing the latest version of Android on the G5 in South Korea, and the company has also been fairly quick to roll out software updates to its new premium handsets in recent times. So it wouldn’t really be a major surprise if the company was to actually roll out Android Nougat to the LG G5 next month itself, as the report suggests. Now, how long it takes for the update to be rolled out around the world remains anybody’s guess, but once the update goes live Down Under, it should only be a matter of time before LG G5 owners around the world start getting the much-awaited software on their handsets.

It's worth noting that Android Nougat already comes pre-installed in LG's latest premium handset, the V20. The update has already hit a whole host of Nexus devices. The list includes the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6 smartphones. As far as the tablets are concerned, Nexus 9 and the Pixel C have already received Android 7.0. Some newer Android One devices, such as the General Mobile 4G, are also expected to receive Android Nougat at some stage going forward.

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