Following a preview period for customers earlier this year, LG today has announced that it is now rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to G5 users in South Korea. The company says that South Korea is just the start of the rollout and that the update will expand to additional countries as time progresses.
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LG says that the update will next come to users in the Americas, Asia, and various other markets over the course of the coming weeks. The company notes that users should receive notifications when the update is ready for their devices, while additional details will also be made available over the coming weeks.
LG takes today’s announcement of Nougat for the G5 as an oppruntity to tout that its commitment to updating its devices in a timely manner and its customer service represent “differentiating factors in the smartphone space.” LG’s flagship V20 made the company the first to offer Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box to customers, as well.
The update to Nougat includes a variety of features, many of which we’ve come to expect from the latest Android operating system. Changes include new security features, improved speed and convenience capabilities, Multi-window support, and much more.
If you’re an LG G5 user, start checking for the update now and let us know any device specific changes you see after you update. The full press release is below:
Fast Rollout of Android 7.0 Demonstrates LG’s Commitment to Product Support and Customer Service as Differentiating Factors in the Smartphone Space
SEOUL, Nov. 8, 2016 ― LG Electronics (LG) today began rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat OS for the LG G5 in LG’s home market of South Korea. 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.
While LG G5 owners in Korea are the first to receive the OS upgrade, they will be followed by customers 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. More information will become available locally in the weeks ahead.
Android 7.0 Nougat offers a range of new features designed to enhance the user experience and deliver more speed and convenience to G5 owners. 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.”