A visit to the official Motorola blog will reveal to you a list of all the phones that the company is looking forward to updating to Android Nougat OS, but there is no specific date as to when this will be happening.
While the likes of Moto Z and Moto G4 have already received the latest Android Nougat OS, the story is a bit different for those still using the Moto X Play midranger launched in July 2015. Motorola has definitely been busy with rolling out updates to its midrangers and latest reports are to be believed, the Moto X Play is high on the list of receiving the Nougat treat.
Even though the new info on matters of Android Nougat update to the Moto X Play doesn’t reveal the exact date that the device will be receiving this update, it does confirm that the release date will be somewhere before the end of this Q1 2017.
The said date gets more weight from the fact that the Moto X Play recently made an appearance on benchmarking site GFXBench and apparently, the device was installed with Android 7.1.1 Nougat during the tests. While benchmarking tests are nothing to be believed, it is also possible that Motorola is busy testing the OS on this midrange handset.
As noted earlier, the new Android Nougat has already been made available to the likes of Moto Z and Moto G4 series. Other devices such as the Moto X Pure, Moto X Force, and Moto X Style will also be receiving the Nougat treat.
Just as a reminder, the Moto X Play is a midrange phone with a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD display screen that is splash and dust resistant with protection from Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 technology. Under the hood, the phone comes with a Snapdragon 615 processor that is paired with a RAM of 2GB and onboard storage options of 16GB and 32GB. The rear snapper has a huge 21MP snapper with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. The front has a 5MP snapper with an f/2.2 aperture. To keep the lights on, the Moto X Play has a 3650mAh battery unit that supports fast charging technology.