Confirmed: No Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Moto E3 Power

Moto E3 Power

The Moto E3 Power came to life in September 2016, meaning that it’s only a few months old. Despite its tender age in the smartphone market, Motorola has made it official that this entry-level handset has no place on its plans for Android 7.0 Nougat updates.

Motorola has taken to its official support page to make this news, confirming that the Moto E3 Power will remain on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the OS it came with out of the box. Many of those who bought this phone will be a little disappointed that Android 7.0 Nougat won’t be coming their way, especially after rumors had appeared claiming that this update is in the works and could be released at some point in the coming months.

When the Moto E3 Power first launched in India, the phone reportedly sold more than 100,000 units in a single day. This means that those who have this phone will only be getting monthly software updates unless Motorola has different ideas on this matter.

Some will feel that Motorola and Lenovo are to blame for not making the update available to the Moto E3 Power, but usually, these updates are determined by the amount of power available via a phone’s hardware. Looking at what this phone comes with, it is easy to see why Motorola will not be making the Android 7.0 Nougat OTA available for the handset.

Moto E3 Power

The specs under the hood include a MediaTek MT6735P processor clocked at a speed of 1.0GHz and is paired with a Mali-T720 MP2 GPU alongside a RAM of 2GB. There is a storage of 16GB and room to expand it via a microSD card of up to 32GB. As it appears, these specs cannot effectively handle Nougat and deliver superior performance.

In other areas of the Moto E3 Power, you find an 8MP shooter on the back, a 5MP secondary camera, a 5-inch HD screen and a huge 3500mAh battery, which is where the phone get its “Power” name tag.

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