Motorola announced yesterday which devices will soon receive Android 7.0 Nougat, which happened on the same day when Google announced the new Pixel devices, as well as the release of the Android 7.1. As it seems, the penultimate version of Android will reach the Moto G, Moto G Play and Moto G Plus users, along with Moto X Play, Moto X Force, Moto X Style, Moto X Pure Edition, Moto Z, Droid Maxx 2, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Play plus its Droid version and the Google Nexus 6. The latter has recently begun receiving the update.
At the same time, Motorola bringing the latest OS to many devices is not the main news here, but rather the fact that the company isn’t bringing it to some quite recent phones. In this category you can find the 2015 release version of Motorola Moto G and the Motorola Moto E3 Power, which has been launched this year. No Moto E device will get the update, for that matter.
Motorola has always been taking pride in providing a near-stock Android experience ever since they were making the Moto X, which was released back in 2013. One of the benefits of this approach has been the fact that it’s easier for the producers to upgrade to the latest operating system. This happens because when Google releases a new Android version, manufacturers have to integrate the modified platform and to match it with their own customized interface.
The Android on Motorola devices is different than the one on Nexus ones, for instance. Google is constantly offering software patches every month (even though Motorola ignores them) and updating the version. Not bringing the latest developments to the customers only makes the Motorola devices closer to becoming obsolete and thus discouraging any new potential buyers from choosing their products.
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