Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus are two of the best midrange phones to be released this year not just by Motorola, but all over the Android ecosystem.
Released back in May 2016, the two came in preinstalled with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. When Android 7.0 Nougat was announced, the Lenovo-owned brand confirmed that both Moto G4 variants will also be updated to this OS at some point this year. Well, the company has lived up to its promise and as at the time of this writing, those using the phones can now download and install the official version of Android 7.0 Nougat on their devices.
In addition to coming in with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS, this update also carries November’s Android Security patch. Furthermore, the OS brings quite a number of enhancements, among them new multitasking features, enhanced battery and data saving features as well as much improved notification controls.
According to Motorola’s official website, installing Android 7.0 Nougat on Moto G4 and G4 Plus will come in with productivity updates such as quick switch between apps, multi-window view as well as a new work mode that targets Android for Work users. Of course, these are just some of the features or rather additions that the new update brings to the phones.
In order to download and install the new Android 7.0 Nougat to your Moto G4 handset, the company warns that the phone should be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. In addition, the battery power should be at least 50%, if not, make sure the phone is connected to a power source while doing the same. But unlike other Android phones that support rolling back to previous versions of the OS, more specifically Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, Motorola warns that updating the Moto G4 and G4 Plus to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat is an irreversible process. In short, once you’ve updated the phone to the new OS, you cannot get back to the previous Marshmallow OS.
There have been cases of unstable performances right after updating to a new software and in some cases, users are forced to roll back to a previous installation that worked perfectly. Well, Moto G4 and G4 Plus users do not have this option on the table. What this means is that in case of any issues, users will have to stick to the updated Android 7.0 Nougat until the company rolls out fixes to the issues. Just so as to be on the safe side, it is advisable to stick around with the older Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow until everything is perfected.