LG G5 units in South Korea are starting to receive the highly anticipated Android 7.0 Nougat update, and the smartphone maker promises that it'll arrive "in the Americas, Asia and other markets in the weeks to come."

LG G5 Is The First Non-Google Smartphone To Get Android Nougat

Aside from beating Samsung to the punch, this marks the first Android smartphone that's not from Google to receive the latest OS version. That said, the Pixel, the Pixel XL and the LG V20 all shipped out with Android Nougat from the get-go.

"At LG, we know our customers want the best, most up-to-date mobile experience. Getting software updates to our users faster than the competition is our way of demonstrating that LG is committed to supporting our products and customers to ensure they have a positive ownership experience," Kim Hyung-jung, LG Mobile's research and development senior vice president and chief, says.

What Does Android Nougat Bring To The LG G5 Table?

Android 7.0 Nougat has a lot of features in store for the LG G5 — or any smartphone set to get the update, for that matter. However, to keep things short, here's a quick list of the most notable ones:

• Improved UI and notification system.

• Instant Apps, the feature that lets users test out an app or game at the Play Store before downloading it.

• Doze on the Go, a power-saving measure that pretty much functions like the Android 6.0 Marshmallow's Doze except that it works, well, on the go.

• Multi-window allows users to have two apps open simultaneously in split-screen view, significantly boosting productivity.

• Quick Switch is the function that lets users switch to the last used app from the one on the screen at a tap of a button — two taps on the Recent key, to be exact.

• Users can now search on apps via In Apps, making things a whole deal easier for them when they're looking for something specific.

As mentioned earlier, those aren't all that Android 7.0 Nougat has to offer. At any rate, the gist of it is that the update will definitely improve the user experience.

Wrapping Up The Soon-To-Be-Android-Nougat-Powered LG G5

As a little refresher, the LG G5 rocks a 5.3-inch display with a 1,440 x 2,560 resolution. It's powered by a Snapdragon 820 and 4 GB of RAM, and it comes with a removable 2,800 mAh battery.

Also, for those who don't know, the LG G5 is the modular smartphone that has a circle of Friends.

LG G5 owners, are you excited to get Android 7.0 Nougat? If so, feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know.

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