Good news LG G5 owners! If you are subscribed to T-Mobile, your smartphone can now do the big jump from Android Marshmallow to Android Nougat. Just this Tuesday, the major U.S. carrier started rolling out the Nougat software update to LG’s flagship handset.
As per Android Central, T-Mobile’s LG G5 variant is currently in the process of picking up the Android 7.0 Nougat OS after the carrier released the software update today. The update is clocking in at 1.2 GB, and this already includes the November security patch for the device.
“T-Mobile is pleased to provide a new, free software update for your Android Smartphone. This update includes Android 7.0 Nougat OS and Android Security updates among other improvements,” the notification sent to LG G5 owners read. “To install the software, make sure the battery is fully charged, connect to Wi-Fi if prompted to download, and once downloaded select ‘Restart & Install’ at the bottom of this screen. Please do not turn off your device while the update is installing.”
T-Mobile also informed LG G5 users that they can download the software update anytime today. However, the carrier noted that the software will be automatically downloaded onto their handset between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.
According to 9To5Google, the new update includes many Android Nougat features, like Google’s native split-screen multi-tasking feature. There are also changes to the settings menu and quick settings. Furthermore, some of the good stuff found on the LG V20 have been added to the mix as well.
The arrival of Android 7.0 Nougat is not unexpected at all. Just last week, Sprint also updated its LG G5 to Nougat. Also, this signals the addition of the G5 to the select number of devices that are running the latest Android OS. So far, only the LG V20, HTC Mate 9 and HTC 10, as well as the Pixel phones, are running Android Nougat. Samsung is also in the process of updating the Galaxy S7 to the latest Android OS.