Metal-clad LG G5 with modular design, dual-cameras unveiled
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Smartphone manufacturers appear to be geared up to release Android 7.0 Nougat update to its popular devices, and LG could be one of the first OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to seed the new firmware to its eligible devices. It is reported that LG G5 could receive the firmware as early as next month.

The South Korean technology giant, the first company to release a device running Google's latest operating system Android 7.0 Nougat with V20, will release the firmware update to LG G5 in mid-November, according to Australian carrier Optus.

[READ: Android 7.0 Nougat update schedule for LG G3 and other LG devices]

However, LG is yet to officially reveal Android 7.0 Nougat update schedule for its eligible devices.

LG G3, which runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat before upgrading to Android 6.0 Marshmallow at a later stage, was earlier spotted running Android 7.0 Nougat on Geekbench benchmark test.

LG hasn't announced the list of its handsets that will get the new firmware, but several reports have claimed that the OS will be rolled out to LG G5, G4, V10, X Cam, X Screen, X Power, X Max, X Mach, X Style, LG G4 Stylus, K10, K8 and K7.

Google has rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat update to Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Android One.

The new OS comes with features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, VR interface, seamless updates, screen zoom, clear all, data saver, improved file browser, instant apps, app switch, bundled notifications, improved Java 8 language support, and new emojis.

[Source: Optus]