Android 7.0 Nougat Now Starts Rolling Out to T-Mobile LG G5
Following the release of Android 7.0 Nougat to LG G5 in South Korea and then to Sprint users, T-Mobile has also started rolling out the latest Android OS version to its users.
Android Nougat rollout has been slow, but November has seen a number of flagship devices receiving the update. Earlier in the month, HTC 10 started receiving the Nougat update. LG also offered Nougat with its LG V20 smartphone out of the box, and now the company is bringing LG G5 up to date with the latest OS too. Today's T-Mobile LG G5 Android 7.0 Nougat update includes November's security patch, so you will have the latest security updates installed along with the new OS.
Install LG G5 Android 7.0 Nougat Update
If you are using T-Mobile LG G5, head over to Settings and About Device to install the latest update. LG G5 Android 7.0 Nougat update weighs in at about 1.2GB. Sprint users who haven't yet upgraded their phones to Nougat, can also do so now.
T-Mobile is yet to officially announce the rollout or release details of the update. However, several users have confirmed receiving the OTA LG G5 Android 7.0 Nougat update notification. Android Nougat brings a number of new features and performance improvements to Android devices. These include split-screen multi-tasking, quick settings, improvements to Doze for better battery life, and updates to several system features. LG has also added its own tweaks, which ensures that your LG G5's UI will look closer to LG V20 than the older G5 experience.
LG has been very proactive with Nougat release this year, leading other Android manufacturers. "LG, which was the first smartphone manufacturer to offer a Nougat experience out of the box with its LG V20 for content creators, has the distinction of being the first company after Google to offer Nougat as an upgrade to an existing smartphone running Android Marshmallow," the company had said in a press release earlier in November.
So far only a handful of devices has received the update. The list includes LG V20, Mate 9, HTC 10, and G5, along with a few Motorola and Google-branded phones. Samsung is yet to start the rollout process. The company started a public beta testing process earlier this month and is expected to release the update to Galaxy S7 and S7 edge early in December.