The Android 7.0 Nougat OS is expected to power LG G5 phones.
Google announced its newest operating system earlier this summer, but has yet to announce an official release date. However, there have already been a lot of reports about the devices that will carry the new OS.
Android Police reported that LG G5 was able to get a limited 7.0 Nougat preview earlier this week. However, it is applicable only for handsets in South Korea. This makes sense since LG is from the said territory.
Users will also have to be under LG’s Uplus cellular network to access Android 7.0 Nougat. Only the first 2,000 LG G5 users who register to the update will be accommodated.
Aside from being integrated into LG G5, Android 7.0 Nougat will also reportedly power Google Nexus 2016 devices. The HTC Marlin will reportedly be the high-end Nexus flagship, while Sailfish will be the entry level version. Nexus phones are always first to have the latest Android OS, so this already comes as no surprise.
The Sony Xperia Z3 and the Sony Xperia X Performance also already had Android 7.0 previews built for them.
Since being released earlier this year, the LG G5 has been receiving relatively good reviews. It ran on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on its initial release, with LG?s Optimus UX 5.0 UI on top of it.
The current flagship carries a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display, aided by 1,440×2,560 pixels resolution. The display panel is also protected with Corning?s Gorilla Glass 4.
The device is also powered by Qualcomm?s Snapdragon 820 chipset, which is backed by 4GB of RAM. It has 32GB built-in storage space and a microSD slot to facilitate expansion.
The LG G5 features a 16-megapixel rear-facing sensor, in addition to an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies. The primary camera at the back supports OIS, laser autofocus and comes with an LED flash.
The device also has a removable 2,800mAh battery. This is equivalent to 20 hours of 3G talk time and up to 400 hours of 3G standby time.
Other features of the LG G5 includes a fingerprint sensor, rapid charging option, always-on display, and a Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.
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