Android 7.0 Nougat is official and LG has already announced the first smartphone running the latest Google-branded OS. While Android Nougat is available only on Nexus devices, Motorola could become the first OEM to roll out an update.
According to Droid Life, Motorola plans to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat at the beginning of Q4. The update will be pushed to Moto Z family and Moto G4 beginning in Q4. Readers must note Q4 starts in just couple of days and lasts through the end of the year. It is unclear when exactly Motorola plans to bring the new OS to its latest smartphones.
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Motorola is currently planning to bring Android Nougat to Moto Z, Moto Z Force, Moto Z Play, Moto G4 and G4 Plus. If you have any other Moto smartphone then you are probably out of luck.
Google is hosting its ‘Made by Google’ event on October 4, where it is likely to announce Android 7.1 Nougat. The new version is coming at a time when the older version is yet to reach all the devices already available in the market.
Google is yet to update its dashboard with numbers indicating Nougat marketshare. The dashboard indicates Android Marshmallow being available on 18.7 per cent devices while KitKat and Lollipop are running on 27.7 per cent and 35 per cent Android smartphones.
Motorola has been one of the consistent OEMs when it comes to Android updates. The company has been significantly ahead of other OEMs with software updates. However, this time the details have been unclear. Now, Motorola is coming clean on its plans for Android Nougat updates.