After the official release of Android Nougat 7.0 in August, Google has rolled out the update only to its Nexus devices and in the meantime, the company has released the Pixel and Pixel XL with 7.1 Nougat. LG is one of Google’s OEMs and it’s interesting that the G5 marks the first non-Google smartphone that starts receiving the new update ahead of other flagships.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update should reach Korean G5 owners today, while the rest of markets will need to wait a “few weeks”, because carriers need to complete the usual testing phase, to make sure that there aren’t bugs and other issues that might affect the performance of the operating system. LG has recently released the V20, which was the first phone to run on Nougat, besides the two new Pixels. And this is a huge achievement for LG, strengthening its reputation and increasing its chances to be chosen by Google in the future to build more self-branded smartphones for the giant company.
At this moment, 7.0 Nougat has 0.3 percent distribution, while 6.0 Marshmallow has hit 24 percent. 5.0 Lollipop is now running on 11.3 percent of all Android devices, while version 5.1 has been installed on 22.8 percent devices. There are 25.2 percent Android devices running on 4.4 KitKat, while the rest of old versions have less than 2 percent distribution.
LG G5 came in April 2016, with a 5.3-inch IPS LCD QHD screen, a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset powered by a quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) processor backed by an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The device has an internal memory of 32GB which is expandable using a microSD card that supports up to 256GB of storage. On the back was placed a dual 16MP + 8MP camera with laser autofocus, OIS (3-axis) and LED flash, while the front camera is 8MP. The battery is removable and has a capacity of 2800mAh.
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