If you own a Moto G3 or a Moto E, you’re probably wondering if it would get the latest Android firmware update. Unfortunately, it seems that the answer is “No”.
Motorola has released the official list of devices that would soon get the Android Nougat update. The list includes the Droid Turbo 2, Droid Maxx 2, and Nexus 6 as well as the Moto Z and Moto X families and the fourth-generation models of the Moto G, Moto G Plus, and Moto G Play. There was no mention of the Moto G3 and the Moto E.
Motorola made it clear that the list it has published on its blog is the full list of smartphones that would receive the Android Nougat update. This means that there’s virtually zero chance that the Moto G3 and the Moto E would get the update.
This isn’t really surprising for the Moto E since it was released back in May 2014 and is already two years old (which is considered to be too old in terms of getting the latest Android firmware updates). But it’s not the same for the Moto G3, which was released just last year and was even eligible to get Android Marshmallow. Unlike other smartphones that will reportedly not get Nougat due to their Snapdragon 800 and 801 processors, the Moto G3 has a Snapdragon 410 processor and technically should have been eligible for the Nougat update.
Android Central points out that the Moto G3 and Moto E aren’t the only ones who won’t get Nougat. The Moto E3 Power, which was released this July 2016, will not receive the Nougat update, along with the rest of the phones in the Moto E family.
It’s important to note, though, that it’s not the first time that Motorola has excluded its new models. In 2015, the company announced that the then-new Moto E, as well as selected variants of the Moto X 2014, would not get Android Marshmallow. This had caused outrage among many Motorola fans.
Those who own the Moto G3 and Moto E can either upgrade to a newer model or use a custom ROM to get Android Nougat on their device.
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