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Moto G4 & Moto Z smartphones to be updated to Android Nougat in Q4


Lenovo-owned Motorola could start pushing out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to its Moto G4 and Moto Z family of smartphones in the next quarter. This was revealed today by a Motorola spokesperson, reports Droid Life.

Except for HTC, none of the other major Android OEMs have given out a timeframe for the Android 7.0 Nougat update rollout yet. The only devices to have received the official Android 7.0 Nougat update so far are the Nexus devices. When Google announced Android N earlier this year, it claimed that the final software would be handed over to OEMs earlier than usual this time, which should have helped OEMs to roll out the Android 7.0 update quicker than previous Android releases. However, so far it looks most devices will be updated to the latest version of Android only by early next year.

Now, since the Motorola spokesperson did not give out any specific timeframe, the update could roll out as soon as next month or even towards the end of the year in December. Still, owners of the Moto Z, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Force, Moto G4 or the Moto G4 Plus will be quite glad to learn that the Nougat update start hitting their devices within the next three months.

As for the older devices, it isn’t clear yet if they will be updated to Android Nougat. The Motorola spokesperson only mentioned that the company will “share upgrade plans for other products and more specific timing later.” However, going by the company’s previous track record with major updates, it does seem highly unlikely that recent devices won’t be updated to Android Nougat. Unlike most other Android OEMs, Motorola has not only provided timely software support to its flagship and mid-range smartphones, but also to its entry-level smartphones such as the Moto E line. We don’t expect this to change in the near future, even though Motorola is now owned by Lenovo. The fact that Motorola uses a very light skin on its devices also makes it easier for the manufacturer to dish out major updates to its smartphones quicker than most other Android smartphone makers.

Source: Droid Life

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