Sometime in December 2016, Lenovo started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update to the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. However, this rollout did not include all markets across the globe.
Even though the Moto G4 and G4 Plus are considered as two of the best budget phones out there, they are highly regarded in places like India as compared to the U.S. If anything, it is, for this reason, the Chinese OEM chose to roll push Android 7.0 Nougat OTA updates in India back in 2016 and it is only now that the same update is now hitting the U.S. market.
If you reside in the U.S. and have a Moto G4 or Moto G4 Plus as your handset, the time to ditch the old Android 6.0 Marshmallow and get the new Android 7.0 Nougat has finally come. As at the time of this writing, Republic Wireless has already commenced a soak test for the two phones’ Nougat update. In case you are wondering what a soak test is, well, this is just Motorola’s name for beta tests.
If all goes well, the Moto G4 and G4 Plus should be getting the stable version of the OS in the coming days, possibly before the end of this month. Those who have already seen the new version have had their phones’ software updated to build number NPJ25.93-13.
At a time when Google is getting ready to roll out the latest Android security patch for the Pixel and Nexus family, those who will receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat on the Moto G4 or G4 Plus will still have to deal with December’s Android security patch, which is not good at all from Lenovo. On the contrary, the update at least adds new Nougat features that should keep you busy as you wait for the latest security patch to be rolled out.