Android 9 Pie has already arrived on a few phones, but many other devices are still waiting on promised Oreo updates. The LG G6 was updated to Android 8.0 earlier this year, and the company also promised upgrades for the V20 and G5. Oreo is now rolling out to the T-Mobile and Verizon variants of the LG G5, according to multiple user reports. Image credit: u/diodesnstuff The OTA update includes everything that Oreo introduced, including Picture-in-Picture mode, notification channels, and improved battery optimization. The changelog also mentions security patches, but it's not clear what patch level is included. Source: Reddit (1, 2) … [Read more...] about Android 8.0 Oreo now rolling out to the LG G5 on T-Mobile and Verizon
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The modular-based LG G5 was not what you would call a success for LG, although the device has found some interest among those who don't mind changing batteries every time the phone's power tank reads empty. And since the device is two and a half years old, finding cheap replacement batteries for the device isn't hard to do. The former flagship launched with Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed, and received an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Earlier this month, the LG G5 was finally updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in South Korea.Now, the update is slowly working its way to the U.S. On September 12th, customers of Canadian carrier Rogers with the LG G5 should start receiving Android 8.0. Historically, updates offered by Canadian carriers take place not too long before U.S. carriers start pushing out the same files. So if you own a U.S. carrier branded LG G5, keep your eyes peeled for the notification telling you that Android 8.0 Oreo has arrived on your handset.Including Android 8.0, the LG G5 … [Read more...] about LG G5 Oreo update hits Canada on September 12th on its way to the U.S.
We've been pleasantly surprised when LG confirmed that one of its older flagships, the G5 is going to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update at some point this year. Along with the G5, the South Korean company promised similar updates for the G6 and V20 smartphones.The LG G6 has already received the promised update and the V20 is expected to get it sometime in August, at least in North America. Now, we bring you news about one of the oldest LG flagships that will be updated to Android Oreo this year, the G5.It appears that the update will soon be released in South Korea, followed by a wider rollout some weeks later. We know this because LG has just posted the Android Oreo kernel sources for three specific G5 models, all launched in South Korea: F700K, F700L, and F700S.Even though we still don't have an ETA for the LG G5 Android Oreo release, the recent events suggest that we won't have to wait too long now. If you're one of the many LG G5 owners out there, then you should know that … [Read more...] about LG G5 soon to receive the Android Oreo update
Article Contents1 Functional and familiar design2 Smoothing out the sharp edges3 Dimmed out and not so proud4 Wider, further, better camera5 All day long… maybe6 Software joys and woes7 LG G5, misunderstood, underestimated In my surroundings, I am known as the "LG girl." I switched to the brand in 2013 when the G2 was announced and fell in love with the big screen, the great camera, and even LG's own software additions on top of AOSP. I recall showing friends and acquaintances photos I'd taken with the G2 while hiking, flipping the phone to landscape, and telling them to swipe through the pics. "It's like holding only a screen, the bezels disappear," was my own way of explaining why I loved the G2 so much. It never failed to impress. Then the G3 came along. It was bigger, faster, bad-asser. The screen's colors and outdoor visibility were small drawbacks, but the rest of the experience was just as wonderful. It is up until this day my favorite LG smartphone. When the time came to … [Read more...] about LG G5 review, take 2: Don’t judge a very capable book by its unassuming cover
Article Contents1 Video Review2 The Good3 The Not So Good4 Hardware and design5 Display6 Battery life7 Storage, wireless, and call quality8 Audio and speakers9 "Friends"10 Camera[s]11 Performance12 Stability13 Software: New features and changes13.1 Launcher13.2 Notification and power controls13.3 Settings13.4 Always-on display14 Software: in general15 Conclusion LG is a company whose smartphone products have gone from bottom of the barrel to highly competitive in under four years. Once the butt of bad phone jokes in the early days of Android, the company has lifted itself up into prominence in particular with the G Series, the originator of that lineage being the Optimus G. The original G was a model for the Nexus 4 - the glass front and back blended a fairly bold design with modern and high-end components. LG's software really wasn't quite there yet, but they quickly stepped up their game with the G2 in the following year, and in the eyes of many fans perfected that formula in the G3. … [Read more...] about LG G5 Review: A Bit Of A Mess, Frankly