LG’s flagship device, the G5, officially becomes the first mobile device not made by Google to get updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, the newest version of the world’s most widely used mobile operating system. LG is looking to launch a worldwide roll out of its Android Nougat update to G5 units, but almost certainly, G5 owners who are based in South Korea will be the first to receive the software update. As for users living in other major mobile markets, especially the United States and China, they should be able to get the update in the next few weeks.
It is easy to see how LG is so quick on the draw when it comes to adopting Android Nougat for its devices. Apart from being the first non-Google phone maker to update its device to Nougat, the South Korean tech giant also has the distinction of being the first to release a handset that is preinstalled with the latest Android version. Indeed, the V20 got Nougat even ahead of Google’s own Nexus smartphones and Pixel devices.
As for Android Nougat itself, it has slowly gained traction among Android mobile users. During the full week ending on November 7th, the latest Android version has garnered a 0.3 percent share across the globe. Still, Nougat has plenty of catching up to do if it wants to be the most popular Android version in the world. Right now, the most dominant versions are Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a 24 percent share, Android Lollipop with 34.1 percent, and Android KitKat with 25.2 percent. The next few months should see Android Nougat continue to increase in terms of share, especially as Samsung, the world’s biggest seller of smartphone devices, is finished beta testing Nougat for its flagship handsets, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge.
There over 200 major new features that come with Android Nougat. The most interesting perhaps to mobile users is the updated notifications system. The interface and the feel has now been made closer to Google’s Material Design aesthetic. In terms of functionality, a majority of mobile apps now allow people to perform an action or reply to a message directly from the notification. The latest version of Android also comes with the ability to group notifications from the same app, which should be useful especially when users prefer to have all related messages displayed together within one single expandable notification.
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