Android Nougat Rolling Out to T-Mobile’s LG G5

Good news this morning for T-Mobile customers who are rocking the LG G5.  Android Nougat is out and available for your phone.  The 1.2GB update is coming to the G5 as an OTA update and along with bringing you all the goodness of Nougat, you are also getting the November security update for Android included in the update.  The updated build is NRD90U and T-Mobile has pushed the big red button to get the release out to customers.  You can check for the update on your G5 by going to Settings>About Phone>Software Update and manually check for it.  Because of the size, you are going to need to make sure you are on Wi-Fi to download the update file then will need at least 70% battery life to install it.  As with other updates, your phone will be rebooted in the upgrade process.

T-Mobile is the second carrier here in the United States to release Android Nougat for the LG G5.  Verizon released it for the device on their network just last week.

LG G5

LG G5

As for Nougat itself, there are a lot of things that the update brings to the phone.  You can read my review of Nougat to get all the details but highlights include split-screen functionality, improvements on Doze (which was introduced in Marshmall0w), and an improved Notification Shade.  All-in-all, it is a solid evolution of Android.

Look for the update to hit your LG G5 over the course of the next few days if you don’t want to manually check for it.

 

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