If you are in Canada and own the LG G Pad III 8.0, which was released in May 2016, you would have probably benefitted from the Android 7.0 Nougat update by now.
The over-the-air (OTA) update for the 8-inch LG G Pad III is now being pushed out by Canadian carrier Fido.
LG G Pad III 8.0 Android Nougat Update
Thanks to the update the tablet jumps from Android Marshmallow to Android N. The software update brings the multi-tasking mode to the LG G Pad III. It also adds a split screen mode to the device.
The ones who have not received the prompt options to download the update can check for its availability manually. To do so, navigate to the device's Settings > About Device > Updates > Check for Updates.
Before updating your device to Android N, make sure that the tablet has at least 50 percent battery charge. Make sure you have made a backup of all important data.
LG G Pad III 8.0 Connectivity Issues
While the arrival of the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the LG tablet may excite users in Canada, those on carrier Fido may be hoping that it addresses the connectivity issue plaguing the device.
Some users of the device have been complaining of connectivity issues. Users of the 8-inch LG G Pad III, who are Fido subscribers, have taken to the network operator's support forum to voice their concerns.
What Kind Of Connectivity Issues Are The Users Facing?
Fido's online support forum is getting inundated with the customer complains pertaining to the connectivity issues. One of the customers has mentioned the trouble he has been facing every time he attempts to connect the LG G Pad II 8.0 with the 5G connection.
The user reveals that he also has a Google Nexus Player and a Nexus 5 which easily connect to the 5G network unlike the LG G Pad III 8.0. Even though the tablet is not able to connect to the 5G network and rather goes to the saved profile, it does get the 2.4 Wi-Fi connection smoothly.
"When I first updated the tablet it would connect and then drop after a minute or so, then less. I shut the tablet down, then started it again and it is now not even connecting via 5G simply goes to 5G saved. As I mentioned I also reset network settings and removed the 2.4 and 5G profiles and then re-established wifi to no avail," mentioned the user who also tried troubleshooting, but to no avail.
The support team at Fido was quick to address the subscriber's concern.
"I appreciate you trying the different troubleshooting steps. What exactly happens when you try joining to your 5GHz network? Any error message?" he asked.
The Fido employee also suggested that the user may not be encountering a router issue since most of his devices were successfully accessing the 5G connection. However, to rule out the possibility of this being a router problem, he suggested that the user reboot the same. This would help in scanning the local environment and select the best channel that is available.