It’s not long since the unlocked Moto G4 Plus started receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat OS in the U.S. and now it appears that Motorola is spreading this love to the standard and Amazon Prime exclusive version of the Moto G4.
Owners of these two variants of the Moto G4 started reporting about the update to Android 7.0 Nougat rolling out over the weekend. Interestingly, it has been some time since the first Moto G4 device was updated to the new Nougat OS, but folks in the U.S. have had to wait for months before actually getting their hands on this OS.
The Moto G4 is receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat at a time when Google has just started rolling out another incremental update that brings the OS to version 7.1.2. At this point in time, it’s hard to tell whether Motorola will skip to the latest version or follow the usual channel and roll out another update to v7.1.1 first before finally rolling out the last iteration of the OS to the device.
Even though Moto G4 users will be glad that the latest OTA update brings with it the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS, one thing that might not be impressive is the security patch level this update carries. Apparently, those who have received the update claim that the device is still stuck on December 2016 as the security patch level. This is a little weird from the Lenovo-owned company, especially since the latest April Android security patch is already rolling out to the Google Pixel, Nexus as well as Android One devices.
Nonetheless, the many goodies that Android 7.0 Nougat brings to the fold might be enough to quash away any major concerns that would have been raised by Moto G4 users. Hopefully, the phone will be updated to a newer security patch level sooner than later.