Android 7.0 Nougat has been around for about two months now following its first public appearance on August 22nd, but this only covered Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X users.
After LG V20 made history by becoming the first device to come with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, even ahead of Google’s own phones that have just started shipping, other OEMs seems to be getting ready to make the switch as fast as possible. Motorola was ranked first as far as rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow is concerned. The company seems determined to retain this crown by rolling the latest Android 7.0 Nougat to the Moto G4 Plus, a mid-range handset released earlier this year.
According to new reports, the company has already begun a soak test for the Moto G4 Plus in South America. If you live in Brazil and you are part of the Motorola Feedback Network, get ready to receive the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS. In doing so, free up about 1GB of storage space needed to accommodate the new update. Since the company is only doing a soak test, the OS’ goal is to find out how stable it runs on the Moto G4 Plus before finally making a public release.
Being a beta version of Android 7.0 Nougat, those using the Moto G4 Plus should be warned that there is no guaranteed stability in performance. Since the OS is meant to bring out any bugs and glitches, you might as well encounter the same during your day-to-day usage of the new OS. So, unless you have no problem with this slight instabilities, you can for sure get the new OS on your Moto G4 Plus.
For those living outside Brazil, there is still no word on when Motorola will begin rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to the Moto G4 Plus or even the standard Moto G4 and Moto G4 Play. However, based on the company’s earlier promise, it is possible that the OS should be in other regions by next month.
Another model that is expected to join the list is the Moto Z. Lenovo mentioned that this phone will also be receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update this Q4 2016, alongside the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. Now that the latter has made it, it should only be a matter of days before the Moto Z makes the jump.
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