The Moto G4 is receiving the official update to Android 7.0 Nougat in the U.S., but this is only true for those using the device on Retus carrier.
It has been months since the first Moto G4 unit received the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, but this is only true for other markets. As for the U.S., this makes it the second time that a Moto G4 unit is actually running on Android 7.0 Nougat via an OTA update. Earlier this month, those using this phone on Republic Wireless also started receiving the new OS, but this was basically a soak test that only hit a few users.
The updated Moto G4 carries software version NPJ25.93-14 and since it’s an OTA update, it is rolling out gradually. But as noted, this update has so far been confirmed for Retus users only, with model numbers XT1625. Unlike Republic Wireless, Retus is making the Nougat OS available to all users of the G4 handset, which means you should also be receiving it very soon.
If you really can’t wait, you can check for the update manually via the phone’s Settings>About phone>System updates and download it to your phone. But before doing so, make sure that you have a Wi-Fi internet connection and the battery is at least 50% full. During the upgrade process, the update might cause the phone to reboot severally, so don’t fret in case you see this happening.
As some Moto G4 users are still waiting for an update to Android 7.0 Nougat, those using the Moto G4 Plus might be ready to receive the update to v7.1.1 Nougat in the coming weeks. The company is believed to be testing the OS on the phone, but the exact release date is not known at the moment. Still, the update should be rolled out to the unlocked model first, including the Moto G4.