LG G5 is LG’s flagship device of 2016 and was one of the first phones to be launched with Snapdragon 820, alongside the Xiaomi Mi5 and Samsung Galaxy S7. The G5 also will be remembered as the first real modular smartphone with the lower chin of the phone capable of being replaced by what LG calls ‘Friends’. There have been complains about the QC on the product and a general opinion that LG has not done as well with the G5 as they should have after relative success with devices like the LG G3, LG G2 and the Nexus 5. What LG may have lost out on hardware, they look to be making up with software updates.
LG G5 as become one of the first smartphone to receive an Android N preview build other than the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. The Preview Program has rolled out in Korea for the users of LG G5 on LG U+ network. The program is open for the first 2000 beta subscribers who will be chosen based on the first come first serve basis starting from August 16th.
For those who are looking to be a part of the program, will have to install LG OS preview app from the Google Play Store and the app will then guide you on how you can install Android N using the PC Suite. Why this move is significant is that you would assume that a champion developer will be able to port the same out and perhaps make Android N ROM available for those who are willing to play around with their LG G5. Several OEMs have already started talking about Android N, and the likes of Samsung and HTC have already confirmed that they are working on the Android N update at least for their top end smartphones. Samsung has announced that it would take about 2/3 months to get the update rolling while HTC has confirmed that the likes of HTC 10 would be getting the update without any specific date for the same.