Moto Z to G4 Plus: Motorola confirms Android Nougat for 15 smartphones

Moto G4 and Moto Z could become the first non-Nexus devices to get Android 7.0 Nougat when Motorola rolls out update later this year

By: Tech Desk | Published:October 6, 2016 1:24 pm
Motorola, Android Nougat, Motorola Android Nougat update, Android 7.0 Nougat, Motorola Android 7.0 update, Motorola smartphone update, Android Nougat update, tech news, technology Motorola has confirmed Android 7.0 Nougat update for 15 smartphones including ones announced last year (Source: Motorola)

Motorola has announced that it will start Android 7.0 Nougat update for its smartphones in Q4 2016. Android Nougat was formally introduced in the form of developer beta in March this year. Android Nougat was officially released in August for select Nexus devices.

Motorola has now confirmed on its blogpost that 15 devices will receive Android 7.0 Nougat later this year. In an official post, Motorola says, “We’re happy to confirm Android 7.0 Nougat is on its way to a lot of our smartphones, we’ll be starting in Q4 with Moto Z and Moto G (4th Gen).” Motorola has also clearly indicated that Moto G4 and recently launched Moto Z will be the first to get the update.

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Here’s the full list of our smartphones that will be getting Nougat:

Moto G (4th Gen)

Moto G Plus (4th Gen)

Moto G Play (4th Gen)

Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen)

Moto X Style

Moto X Play

Moto X Force

Droid Turbo 2

Droid Maxx 2

Moto Z

Moto Z Droid

Moto Z Force Droid

Moto Z Play

Moto Z Play Droid

Nexus 6

Android 7.0 Nougat is one of the crucial Android updates in the recent times. The newest Android dessert offers same material design like Android 6.0 Marshmallow but adds new features like split screen multitasking and inline replies to notifications. Android Nougat also brings support for new Vulkan API, OpenJD-based Java environment and seamless software updates.

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Android Nougat also brings support for file encryption, to better defend against security threats like stagefright. The update also introduces direct boot for better access to important notifications when the device boots.