LG has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat OS update for its flashhip smartphone LG G5 in its home market of South Korea. Nougat OS upgrade will be followed by customers for G5 in the Americas, Asia and other markets in the weeks to come. Most G5 users will receive notifications on their phones when the update is available.
LG becomes the first company after Google to offer Nougat OS as an upgrade to an existing smartphone running Android Marshmallow. LG is also the first smartphone manufacturer to offer Nougat OS out of the box with its LG V20 smartphone.
Android 7.0 Nougat offers a range of new features designed to enhance the user experience. For example, searches can now be conducted inside user-installed apps as well as built-in apps using Nougat’s In Apps. New Multi-window allows the user to switch between apps with a double tap or run two apps side by side. More personalized settings and smarter notifications allow users to be more productive with less effort.
“At LG, we know our customers want the best, most up-to-date mobile experience,” said Kim Hyung-jung, senior vice president and head of LG Mobile’s research and development. “Getting software updates to our users faster than the competition is our way of demonstrating that LG is committed to supporting our products and customers to ensure they have a positive ownership experience.”