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LG G5 on Sprint gets Android Nougat

LG G5 Android flagship gets Android Nougat update on Sprint
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Not long after the unlocked variant received the update, Sprint unleashes Android Nougat for the LG G5 flagships on its network. The update has 1,275 MB in size and incorporates the November security update, as well as LG’s built-in DPI changer.

LG G5 has been around since April, receiving the Android Nougat firmware earlier this month. Unfortunately, only handsets in South Korea got the new software back then. Now, the time has come for the US to get the update as well, and Sprint appears to be the first carrier to offer Android 7.0 to those using the LG G5 on its network.

The details regarding the update arrived online earlier today via Reddit. According to the post about the Nougat firmware for LG G5 handsets on Sprint, the package weighs no less than 1,275.4 MB. The kernel version number is 3.18.31 while the new software version number is LS992ZV8. The stock Nougat features are all included - multi-window support, additional personalized settings and smarter notifications, search capabilities inside user-installed apps and built-in ones via In Apps.

The update also includes the November security update from Google, as well as LG's DPI changer with three options available - 544, 640, and 720. Since it comes via OTA, some Sprint LG G5 owners should get the notification in the coming days. Others carriers are expected to follow soon, so if you have this flagship on another network, your update should become available in the coming weeks.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-11-22 (Update: 2016-11-22)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.