Android 7.0 Nougat Starts Rolling out to AT&T’s LG G5

LG G5 Android

The unlocked LG G5 was the first device to receive Android 7.0 Nougat back in 2016, but those on AT&T have been patiently waiting for their turn and it’s finally here.

After months of waiting, AT&T has finally rolled out the new Android 7.0 Nougat update to the LG G5. The update is coming in over the air (OTA) and as such, you should expect to receive a notification asking you to update to the latest OS.

The update is huge, weighing about 1.5GB, but this is expected since it shifts your LG G5 from Marshmallow to Nougat and in the process upping the build number to NRD90U. While some were hopeful that this long wait for the update will see them receive the newer Android 7.1 Nougat, this is not the case. The good side of the story is that the update comes with January’s Android security patch, which pushes it closer to the latest version for the month of February.

The update brings everything you’ve probably heard of about Android 7.0 Nougat. Whether it’s the split-screen feature, the enhanced doze mode or much better quick settings – all of them are there. The LG G5 now joins the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in receiving the new Nougat treat on AT&T, something that begun a few days ago.

LG G5 Android Nougat

Both phones were released in 2016 but they have had contrasting performances in the market. Where Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge saw huge success throughout the year, the LG G5 wasn’t received well in the market. Given that the specs and features on the phone were just as rich as what is found on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, it is possible that the new modular design had everything to do with the phone’s poor performance in the market. It is probably why LG has ditched the modular design with the G6, a phone that will be released over the weekend.

Source: Android Police

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