Update: It seems Motorola has an early surprise for Moto X Pure Edition (X Style) users, with the Nougat update reportedly ready for download for U.S. users. The Lenovo-owned company has published the details of the update on its official U.S. page, all but confirming the availability of the stable OTA.
Back in January, Motorola confirmed that the Moto X Pure Edition or rather Moto X Style will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat in Q2 2017.
At the time, the report did not mention a thing regarding the specific date that users of the Moto X Pure Edition can expect to see the Nougat treat during the said Q2 window. However, Motorola Deutschland shed some light on this matter later in February, confirming that the Moto X series will start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat updates as from May onwards.
Like the previous report, Motorola did not give a specific date that the OS will start rolling out, but mentioning the month was way better than the initial report. About a month ago, the Lenovo-owned company commenced the soak test program for the Moto X Pure Edition in Brazil, something that strongly hinted at the OS’ release in the coming weeks. Usually, Motorola’s soak tests last anywhere between weeks to a month or so, which adds more weight to the previous report that the updates will begin rolling out in May.
Now, in a new development, the Moto X Pure Edition and Moto X Style have popped up on benchmarking website GFXBench with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, another strong hint that the release is going to happen really soon. The devices have been listed with their respective model numbers of XT1570, XT1572 and XT1575.
It appears that Motorola is indeed going to keep its promise of rolling out the Nougat update to the Moto X Pure Edition and Moto X Style in May. Keep in mind that this will be an update to Android 7.0 Nougat and not v7.1, which has recently been confirmed for the 2016 Moto Z Play, but there’s still no official release date. Hopefully, the Moto X 2015 family also gets an update to the newer version, but this could happen in Q3 or even after.