The Motorola Moto X Force has just been cleared by the Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 7.0 Nougat running the show, suggesting that the OTA update will be rolled out really soon.
The Lenovo-owned company has grown from good to bad when it comes to rolling out software updates. At some point, someone owning a Motorola device stood a better chance of receiving a software update even ahead of the Google Nexus, but gone are these days. This doesn’t mean that Motorola isn’t trying its level best.
In fact, updating the 2015 Moto X Force to Android 7.0 Nougat in the coming days or weeks will make the company among the few that have updated their 2015 flagships. Others include HTC with the One M9, Sony with the Xperia Z5 series and not so long ago, Samsung started joining the party with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 handsets.
The device that has been certified by the WFA with Android 7.0 Nougat carries model number XT1580, which is without a doubt the Moto X Force. Despite this listing, we cannot confirm the exact date that the OS will be rolled out to the phone, but it won’t be long from now.
The 2015 flagship has quite a decent package when it comes to specs and features. It carries a decent 5.4-inch AMOLED display screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (QHD) with shatterproof protection. Under the hood, the Moto X Force packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC that is paired with 3GB RAM, same as what is found on the Google Nexus 6P and Xperia Z5, both of which are already installed with Android Nougat already, although the 6P is a notch higher on version 7.1.2.
Since the Moto X Force came in with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, the incoming update will actually be its third and final OS update, with Motorola’s concentration now shifting to the Moto Z that came out last year.
Other than the Moto X Force (XT1580), the WFA has also listed model numbers XT1578 and XT1579, all of which should also be receiving the Nougat treat at the same time with the XT1580 variant.