Optus: LG G5 Expected to Receive Android 7.0 in Mid-November

Optus: LG G5 Expected to Receive Android 7.0 in Mid-November

LG made massive headlines when it was revealed that one of their smartphones would be the first available with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Indeed, the LG V20 is the first to have Android 7.0 Nougat installed on it right out of the box, but most of the general public hasn’t even received their device yet. Pre-orders have been up at most major wireless carriers, and some will begin shipping their orders this month, but others have to wait until November to ship to their customers.

With LG getting the jump on Android 7.0 though, many were curious as to what their progress was for Nougat on other smartphones. LG does have a good reputation of pushing out fast updates in their home country of South Korea. However, getting these brand new updates to major markets like Europe and the United States has been a completely different story. Many people were disappointed about how long it took Android 6.0 Marshmallow to finally land on the LG G4.

So the question is, how long will it take LG to complete the rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat on the LG G5? It’s too far off to know that right now, but we do have an idea as to when the rollout will begin though. Optus, an Australian wireless carrier, just published their timeline for the Nougat update on the LG G5. Optus is telling us that the update is currently in testing, and that they are expected to begin the update process in the middle of next month.

This timeline should not be treated as a date that is set in stone. It’s currently in the testing phase and there could be many roadblocks in its path. With it being in testing right now, Optus could find something wrong with the update, a connectivity issue for instance, and that will cause a delay in the roll out. For now though, at least we know that LG is working on the update for multiple regions and many are hopeful it can be completed before the end of the year.

Source: Optus

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