Days after launching the LG Candy in India, Korean manufacturer LG is rolling out the Android Oreo update to its two-year-old G-series smartphone – the LG G5. Launched back in the summer of 2016, the LG G6 came with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, meaning the update to Oreo will be the second major OS update for the phone in two years’ time.
The update was spotted by a recognised developer at the XDA Forums who reported that the update is already underway for users in South Korea. Weighing in at around 2.3GB, the update will first be seeded to LG G5 users in its home country before being released globally and then to India. The update is significant to LG since users are barely provided with major software updates after two year’s of a smartphone release unless it’s device by Apple, Google or OnePlus for that matter.
The update shifts the device firmware to version F700S30d and in addition to running Android Oreo will boast of the latest August 2018 batch of Android security updates. The news comes just under a month after LG started rolling out Android Oreo to its one-year-old G6 which added new AI capabilities along with ThinQ branding.
To recall, the LG G5 comes with a 5.3-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) resolution and display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Underneath the hood, we get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, along with 4GB of RAM. It has 32 GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 200 GB via microSD card. For photography, it features a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera.