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LG has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for its 2016 flagship smartphone- LG G5. The new update is first rolled out to LG G5 owners in its home country- South Korea, followed by other parts of the world in the coming weeks.
LG has become quite aggressive in offering software updates and does not want its consumers to compromise on the latest Google features.
It is the first company to roll Android 7.0 Nougat update to an existing Marshmallow handset and the company's latest flagship handset- LG V20 is also the first smartphone to launch with Nougat out-of-the box.
Coming on to the LG G5, here's 5 new features coming to the handset with Android 7,0 Nougat update.
Android 7.0 Nougat will add ‘Multi-Window support' to your LG G5. This will allow you to watch YouTube videos while texting your friend simultaneously. You can place the two windows either side-by-side or one-above-the-other.
Google Daydream support
LG G5 is already a futuristic device and with Android 7.0 Nougat, you will also get support for Google's Daydream, the company's own virtual reality tech. You are going to like the brilliant QHD display on LG G5 even more as it's one of the best screen in town to offer an immersive virtual reality experience.
Redesigned Notifications with Quick Reply feature
The Android 7.0 Nougat also brings support for smart interactive notifications. These notifications now offer more information and less waste space. Moreover, you can quickly reply texts from the notifications itself without having to open the app.
The notifications tray will also get custom quick settings option to tweak the panel as per your requirement.
New Data Saver mode
Your LG G5 will also get a new data saver mode, which helps restrict 3G or 4G data usage by the apps running in background thereby, saving a considerate amount of mobile data. The feature also allows you to configure the device to update apps and software only when it is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update also adds a Doze Mode to your LG G5. This feature helps save battery power even when you're on the move. Doze mode puts your smartphone into low power usage while you carry it in your pocket or purse.
Besides the above mentioned features, your LG G5 will also get File-based Encryption, Direct boot, etc.