A good number of smartphone users are looking forward to Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update on their devices, but there is another lot that is now beginning to get Android 7.0 Nougat.
If you own a Moto X Pure Edition, the update to Android 7.0 Nougat has started rolling out widely. This is a U.S.-only model, but in other markets, where the phone goes by the name Moto X Style, the update has already been rolled out.
It comes as a surprise that Motorola hasn’t upgraded a 2015 flagship phone to a new OS. In fact, you’ll be more surprised that this update is the only one that Moto X Pure Edition users have received in the past one year. This is because at some point, the company was the best thing you can have other than Google, at least when it comes to software updates.
In 2013, the Moto X beat the Google Nexus 4 to Android 4.4 KitKat and the following year, Motorola repeated the same feat with respect to the Moto X 2014, Nexus 5 and Android 5.0 Lollipop. But since Lenovo came in towards the end of 2014, things haven’t been the same and the fact that a 2015 flagship has just started receiving an OS that is over a year old tells it all.
For comparison purposes, the likes of Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, LG V10 and even a handful budget handsets have already been updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. Keep in mind that the Moto X Pure Edition is not even getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but the original v7.0, which is even more painful for those who still rock this phone.
A while back, some users of the phone started reporting that they are receiving Nougat. However, the latest developments show that everyone is now getting the OTA. But how practical is this, especially at a time when reports are emerging that Samsung has plans to upgrade its 2015 flagships to Android Oreo?