Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus have already been upgraded to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat via an OTA update that rolled out a few weeks ago.
The update came with quite a number of goodies for the midrange phones, among them a better Doze Mode, Data Saver, as well as Work Mode, just to name but a few. However, the company did not manage to immediately roll out an update to the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, which is already being enjoyed by a section of Android users who use Google devices.
Despite the fact that the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus have no specific release date for the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, the two are expected to receive the OS at some point this year, probably towards the end of Q1 2017 or in Q2 2017. Before this happens, Motorola has already begun updating the currently-installed software for both Moto G4 phones.
The new update comes with build number NPJ25.93-11 and is applicable for both phones. Interestingly, only those using a Moto G4 with model number XT1624 and Moto G4 Plus with model number XT1643 are eligible for this update, otherwise, don’t bother downloading and installing it on a Moto G4 or Moto G4 Plus handset with a different model number. As it is, this small update will enable Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus users to restore their devices back to stock Android Nougat firmware in case need arises.
The update has already begun rolling out, but not all eligible devices have already been updated just yet. According to the source, the firmware is to be installed manually via Fastboot.
Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus were unveiled last year and so far, the two have been praised for their great abilities, especially the latter. Powered by Android Marshmallow out of the box, the two are the among the few midrange handsets that have already been updated to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS, if not the only models.