After several months of waiting, the unlocked LG G5 here in the United States is finally receiving its Android Nougat update. The update comes months after many other unlocked variants in other countries received the update. Canadian LG G5 users for example, received the update back in December. Locked variants of the phone on AT&T received the update in February.
The update is a big one at over 1.3GB so Wi-Fi is a must to download it and you can expect the install time after the download to take about 10 minutes.
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AT&T has finally started rolling out the anticipated Android Nougat update to the LG G5 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 lineup. The carrier is the last of the major carriers to release the update for the LG G5 while they were second to get the Nougat update out for the S7 and S7 Edge behind T-Mobile. If you have any of these devices on AT&T, you should start seeing the update roll out to you this week.
For the LG G5, the update is build NRD90U and weighs in a 1.5GB. For those who keep up with Nougat builds, you will quickly identify that this is Nougat 7.0, not 7.1. The good news however is that it contains the January Android Security Update. The update from download to complete install will take about 20 minutes and you’ll want to make sure you get the hefty update down to your phone via Wi-Fi. You should get a notification on your phone when it is ready for download but you can check manually by going to Settings>About phone.
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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.
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Today’s Deal over at Amazon is on the solidly built and performing LG G5. This 5.3″ display device with 32GB of storage and 4GB of RAM is down from it’s normal price of $649.99 to $399.99 on Amazon. This is a great price on this phone and certainly should be one to consider if you are looking for a top-end phone at a mid-market price. The G5 is powered by the Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor and coupled with the Adreno 530 GPU. It has 4GB of RAM which is going to be enough to really do anything with this phone and has 32GB of onboard storage. That storage can be expanded up to an additional 2TB (that’s right, 2 terabytes) thanks to the MicroSD card slot.
Camera wise, you have dual rear cameras in the LG G5 that give you 16MP images with laser auto-focus and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). It has a 2-stage LED flash while the front facing camera is an 8MP shooter with a nice 135 degree wide angle view.
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If you have been wanting to get your hands on the latest flagship phone from LG, the LG G5, you can go to any of the major US carriers and pick one up starting today. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon all have the device available for order on their sites and most of them should have the device available for pick-up at their larger stores. If you are planning on trying to get on in person today, be sure to call ahead to make sure your local retail outlet has the device in stock.
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T-Mobile has announced that customers who want to get the new LG G5 on their network can start ordering it online on March 29th, days ahead of its general availability on April 1st. Customers can either purchase the phone outright at $629.99 or do a 24 month payment plan which is $26.24 per month. The announcement means that the carrier will have the phone available for purchase here in the US first amongst the other carriers, something that they have been doing a lot of lately (like on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge)
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Over the course of the last week, the news coming out of Mobile World Congress (MWC) has been the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge along with the new LG G5. These three devices look stunningly impressive from a design and function perspective and early indications are they will be quite a hit here in 2016. But as the dust settled and people started taking a hard look at these devices, it became clear that one of the benefits of Android Marshmallow, which all three devices are running, is missing: Adoptable Storage.
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