On October 4, Motorola published a blog post about the official list of models that would receive the Android Nougat.
The list included Moto G variants like the Moto G (4th generation), Moto G Plus (4th generation), and Moto G Play (4th generation). Moto X variants like the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto X Force, and Moto X Pure Edition (3rd generation) were also in the list.
Aside from these models, Motorola announced that the Droid Turbo 2 and Droid Maxx 2 would get the Nougat update, along with the Moto Z and its cousins the Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, and Moto Z Play Droid. The list also mentioned the Motorola-made Nexus 6, which started to receive the Nougat update on the same day the post was published.
Motorola did not specify exactly when they would roll out the Nougat update for the models listed above. However, the company did point out that they would start in Q4 of this year, beginning with the Moto G (4th generation) and the Moto Z.
This official announcement has been welcomed with open arms by Motorola fans, who have long been speculating about the specific models that would get the Nougat update. The company had confirmed with Droid Life earlier that the Moto G4 and the Moto Z family would get Android Nougat in the beginning of Q4, but it’s good to see an official update list with specific models mentioned.
Many tech experts have noted, though that certain models were unfortunately not included in the update list. These include the Moto E3, which was the 2016 version of the Moto E and was launched in the UK in September. The Moto G 2015 version was not included as well.
It’s important to note, though, that this may not be Motorola’s final update list. More models may be added to the list as the company adapts the Android update to its devices. If you own a Motorola device, you can visit the company’s software upgrades page to get more details about your specific country and carrier.