After several months of teasing people with the name Android N, Google came with a name for Android version 7.0 that was the Android Nougat, And it was released on 22 August 2016.
Update: Moto Z Droid and Z Force Droid are now receiving a low volume bug fix and latest Android security patches.
Whenever there is a buzz about a new version of Android being released the most important question in every geek’s mind is, Will my phone get the latest update or not? And if you are a Motorola user you are at the right place.
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Today our team has compiled a list of all the Motorola devices which will get to taste the latest Dish from the house of Google and that is the Android Nougat or the Android 7.0.
Latest News: Moto Z Play, Moto Z, Moto X Play(soak test) have started receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update. If you own one of these devices, you can check the device for the latest update. Keep in mind, in order to update your device to the Android 7.0, your Moto device should have at least 50% charge left.
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Android 7.0 Nougat Features
Before we move on to see which Moto devices are going to get Android Nougat Update, let’s first see what’s new in this major update from Google.
The major feature updates in Android Nougat are –
• Direct reply Notification
• Multi window
• Bundled notification
• Night mode
• Improved battery saver
• The Doze feature now works on the lock screen itself
• Unicode 9 emoji is supported
• Settings have Subheads
• Some enhancements in Security –FFile-level encryption is supported now
• Major updates in performance due to addition of Just in time(JIT) compiler which finally gets rid of that long “optimizing Apps” screen
Note: Most of the Motorola’s 2014 devices will not get the Android Nougat update. There are plenty of reasons behind this, one of them is hardware limitation! Because of Vulkan API, Android Nougat needs the Open GL 3.1 native support which is not present in most of the 2014 CPU’s.
Nougat brings some important and much-needed practical updates to the currently existing Android framework, The transition is much smoother now and features like multi-window and Direct reply notification is just icing on the cake. Overall the Nougat update has just taken the Android experience to the next level.
Now let’s See which of the Moto devices will get a taste of Android Nougat:-
Update: Motorola confirms that Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, and Moto Z series Smartphones will get the Android Nougat update in Q4 of the year.
Kindly note that Moto G 3rd Gen, Moto G Turbo Moto E3 Power and Moto E 3rd Gen are currently not listed in official Motorola update program list, but in future Motorola may update them.
List of Moto smartphones that are going to get the Nougat update in Q4 2016:
Moto Z (Both Droid and International Edition)
Moto Z Force
Moto Z Play (Both Droid and International Edition)
Moto G4 Plus
Moto Z SERIES
Since the Z series featured the flagship devices from the house of Motorola, it is fully assured that the Moto Z series will definitely get an official OTA update to Android 7.0 and it’s quite obvious that the Z series phones will be the first ones to receive the update in the Moto family.
Moto Z (2016) – XT1635-03
Moto Z Droid
Moto Z Force Droid (2016) (VERIZON EXCLUSIVE IN US)
Moto Z Play (2016)
Moto Z Play Droid
The updated timeline may differ with every carrier but it is fully assured that every model will receive the update by the end of the year.
Motorola Nexus 6 is already receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update.
Moto G SERIES
Moto G series constitute some of the best-selling devices from Motorola, the last two iterations in this series were the G4 (G4 plus and G4 Play) and they are the ones which will possibly get the Android Nougat update.
Moto G3 DUAL SIM (3rd Gen) – XT1540
Moto G (3rd gen) – XT1542/43/45 (BRAZIL AND LATIN AMERICA)
Moto G (3rd Gen) –XT1550 ( ASIA AND AUSTRALIA)
Moto G ( US AND VIRGIN MOBILE) – XT1548
Moto G TURBO EDITION (2015) – XT1557(Update Moto G 3rd Gen to Android 7.1 Nougat Via CM 14.1)
Moto G4 Play (2016) – XT1609 and XT1607
Moto G4 (2016) – XT1625
Moto G4 PLUS (2016) – XT1644
The Moto G4 (2016) and Moto G4 Plus users can possibly get an OTA at the end of November or early December.
Moto X SERIES
The mid segment range of smartphones from Motorola fall in this category, the likes of Moto X-Force, X-Play, X STYLE will definitely be getting the taste of Nougat update.
There is a fair chance that even the Motorola droid series phones of 2015 which are tied exclusively with Verizon will also be updated to 7.0
Moto X Play (2015) – XT1562
Moto X STYLE (2015) –XT1572
Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen)
Moto DROID TURBO 2 (2015) –XT1580
Moto DROID MAXX 2 (2015) – XT1565
Moto X Force Edition
A possible timeline suggests that the update will be sent over the air by the end of February next year. However, Some devices will get the update before next year.
Moto E SERIES
The pocket-friendly smartphones from the house of Motorola might not prove to be friendly this time, there is not even a little chance that the Currently Existing phones in the E series even the newly launched Moto E3 Power will get the Android 7.0 update.
List of all the Motorola Smartphone Models receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update
- Moto Z (2016)- XT1635-03 (Received)
Moto Z-Droid (Received)
Moto Z-Force (2016) (Received)
Moto Z Force Droid (Received)
- Moto G4 Play (2016) – XT1609
Moto G4 (2016) – All Models (Received)
Moto G4 PLUS (2016) – All Models (Received)
- Moto X Play (2015) – XT1562
Moto X Pure (3rd Gen)
Moto X Force
Moto X STYLE (2015) – XT1572
- Moto DROID TURBO 2 (2015) –XT1580 XT1585
Moto DROID MAXX 2 (2015) – XT1565
- Motorola Nexus 6 (Already received)