LG has been quick off the mark in recent times when it comes to providing big Android updates to its flagship smartphones. And that tradition has continued with the LG G5, as users in Europe are now reporting that Android Nougat is rolling out.
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LG has overhauled its mobile division after the disappointing sales performance of the LG G5. The South Korean company has created a product management officer position, responsible for overseeing the development of premium smartphones.
A ‘more playful and innovative’ user interface was promised by LG, as the company launched LG UX 5.0. It is the latest version of LG’s Android overlay, and will start rolling out to the LG G5 imminently, with future smartphones from the South Korean company also benefiting.
LG may have attempted to reimagine the Android smartphone with the LG G5’s modular design, but it was an aspect of the device’s software that proved most controversial when it was first presented to the world. The South Korean company’s flagship broke away from tradition by removing the app drawer – something that many users consider to be a defining feature of Android.
Samsung and LG could be set to take Android smartphone security to the next level, with the introduction of iris scanning technology. Both companies are reported to be working on solutions that may be released commercially as early as 2016.