With November just a few days away, it’s about to start raining Android Nougat not just for Motorola devices, but also for other Android OEMs.
Google started rolling out Android Nougat in late August and since then, the update has only reached a handful of devices, mostly Google-owned Nexus phones. LG V20 debuted with the Nougat OS on board, but the has just started showing up on other non-Google phones.
Last year, Motorola was the fastest to roll out Android Marshmallow to its compatible handsets. The same is happening this year as some Indian users are already using Android Nougat on their Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus handsets. This is interesting given that these handsets are mid-range devices when compared to the likes of Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play, for instance.
In normal circumstances, the Moto Z would have led the way, but Lenovo has other ideas, according to reports. The Nougat update is reportedly hitting Moto G4 devices as an OTA, which means not all units will be receiving the update at the same time.
The rollout of Android Nougat to the Moto G4 at this point in time only but fulfills an earlier promise by the company that it will start rolling out the update in Q4 2016. With the OS up and running on the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, it remains to be seen how long it will take for the same to hit the Moto Z series. Of course, this shouldn’t be long, but it could take a little bit longer for the likes of Moto X Force, Moto X Style, Moto X Pure Edition, Moto E 3rd-gen, Moto G 3rd-gen as well as the 2015 Moto Droid series, including the Droid Maxx 2.
Earlier reports had popped up from Brazil, saying that the Moto G4 Plus was already on a soak test as far as Android Nougat is concerned. Now that Indians are on the OTA update, it is just a matter of time before the OS makes its way to other parts of the world.