Motorola Moto X Play is likely to be upgraded to Android 7.1 Nougat directly, reveals a new listing on GFXbench. Motorola had earlier announced 15 of its smartphones would receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update in Q4 2016. And the same was rolled out for Moto G4, G4 Plus, Moto Z and Moto Z Force eventually. However, it looks like Motorola will skip Android 7.0 for Moto X Play and upgrade the handset directly to Android 7.1 instead.
Android 7.1 Nougat was announced by Google along with its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on September 4. The search giant has officially released the update for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9, Pixel tablet, Nexus player and General Mobile 4G (Android One) devices.
Moto X Play is a year-old device and was announced starting at Rs 18,499 in India. The Moto X Play features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and is powered by 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16/32GB storage options. The rear camera in Moto X Play is 21 MP with f /2.0 aperture. It sports a 5MP front camera. The dual SIM smartphone supports Nano SIM cards and is backed by a 3,630 mAh battery. It was launched with Android Lollipop out of the box.
Android 7.1 brings support for features such as app shortcuts, reset button, smart storage, new camera app, new emojis, support tab and moves menu. The new emoji collection in Android 7.1 is available in both genders. Smart Storage automatically removes old backed-up photos/videos from the phone to clear up space. The new camera app brings automatic Exposure, Viewfinder grid modes, Smart Burst and AE/FE locking.