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The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the LG G5 has started its slow rollout. The company revealed that South Korean owners of its modular-themed smartphone that launched earlier this year can now get the update to Nougat over the air.

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LG previously offered a preview program for 2,000 G5 owners in South Korea to try out the Nougat update earlier this year. It would appear that test was successful as the public rollout in that country has begun. LG said that the Nougat update will be released for all the other G5 phones “in the Americas, Asia and other markets in the weeks to come.”

LG previously launched its V20 phone with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, and it looks like the company is committed to serving Nougat updates for its older phone as well. This news comes on top of Samsung’s reveal that it will begin its own Nougat beta testing program for some owners of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in the UK and the US starting on Wednesday, November 9.

If you own the LG G5, are you excited about the prospect of downloading Android 7.0 Nougat on your smartphone in the (hopefully) near future?

John Callaham
John was a newspaper reporter before becoming a technology and video/PC gaming writer in 2000. He lives in Greer, SC with his wife and five cats.
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