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LG G5 on T-Mobile gets Android Nougat

LG G5 Android flagship on T-Mobile gets Nougat update
One week after Sprint released the Android Nougat firmware for the LG G5 flagships on its network, T-Mobile does the same. The update has 1.2 GB in size and rolls out via OTA, packing the usual features and the November security patches.

The LG G5 flagship has been available for purchase since April when it launched packing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Earlier this month, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820-powered handset finally got its first Android Nougat update, but only the units in South Korea had access to it. Now, T-Mobile becomes the second major US carrier to update the LG G5 units on its network, one week after Sprint did the same.

Just as expected, the new firmware for T-Mobile users is similar to the one that rolled out to Sprint customers last week. The official T-Mobile support page has not been updated yet, but most details have been revealed on Reddit already. The size of the package is 1,272.9 MB, slightly less than the update from Sprint. Next to the Nougat features like improved Doze mode, direct reply from notifications, split-screen mode, customizable quick settings, and so on, the latest security patches should also be present.

The new build number is NRD90U. Since the update comes via OTA, some users might have to wait for a few days to get the notification. Those in a hurry can also check for the availability of a manual download via Settings > General > About Phone > Update Center > System Update > Check for Update.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-11-29 (Update: 2016-11-29)