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LG G5 may receive Android 8.0 Oreo update soon | UPD: Started receiving

03 September 2018 2

Update: September 3rd, 2018

LG G5 has reportedly started receiving its long due Android 8.0 Ore update, starting with South Korea. The information comes from XDA Developer forums which also state the update includes the August Security patch. Also, the update improves the camera experience with new features. Furthermore, Sony's codec LDAC is now supported for compatible Bluetooth headsets. Also, stock Android Oreo features Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, Password Autofill, Notification Channels, and Notification Dots.

One of the early users who managed to update the device has posted a video stating the interface changes. The video is embedded below -

We are yet to know if LG plans to push the update to other markets as well.


Original Post (July 4th, 2018)

LG G5 launched in 2016 with Android Marshmallow and upgraded later to 7.0 Nougat OS. And now, in 2018, the device seems to be readying itself for the Android 8.0 Oreo.

The latest development from Korea suggests that the Oreo update to the LG G5 is coming soon. LG seems to have posted the Oreo kernel sources for the LG G5 variants with model numbers F700K, F700L, and F700S. This alludes that the update is almost ready to be fed to G5 variants beginning with Korea.


LG released the Android Oreo update to the G6 smartphone earlier in May. LG announced that G5 and V20 will also receive the update and we started hearing about this news now only. Well, after the update the G5 will receive the Oreo-specific features and more optimizations or any kind of enhancements from LG.

The LG G5 comes with a 5.3-inch display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels. The device is powered by 2.15GHz quad-core processor and coupled with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 200GB via a microSD card. The LG G5 packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and an 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The phone packs a 2800mAH removable battery.

The LG G5 is available at Amazon for $ 199. The price/quality is good and this is the best device in this price range. To see others 4 offers click here.
(last update 26 March 2019 @ 13:53)

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