It’s official. Motorola, the handset manufacturing company, already published a list of the models that will be getting the Android 7.0 Nougat update, the latest Google OS update for Android phones. For Motorola phones bought a year ago and later, owners can expect inclusion of their phones to the list of the 15 Motorola models to get the update. In a nutshell, some of the Motorola handsets, as well as many of the models out this year will be getting the latest Android OS version.
First two on the list are the Moto Z and the Moto G4. These two are said to be the ones to get the update first hand on the last quarter of the year and then others will follow. While the update release of the devices in the roster of phones does not have a timeline yet, what is definite are the included models. These include Google’s Nexus 6 which was manufactured by Motorola, Moto G, Moto G Plus, Moto G Play, Moto X Pure Edition, Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto X Force, Droid Turbo 2, Droid Maxx 2, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play Droid and Nexus 6. The Moto G series is 4th generation while the Moto X Pure Edition is 3rd. Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P already have the Nougat update.
The Moto G4 has a simple design and considered a low budget phone. Slimmer than the G3 which was released in 2015, this model is 9.8mm thick. The back is not textured anymore but has been replaced with plastic material with the indented logo at the back of the phone. It is powered by an Octa-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor and 13-megapixel rear camera. Premium Moto Z, on the other hand, debuted in July and is considered the best modular model with snap-on accessories. The design is simple and the back is bare but like the Moto G4, the Moto Z model also has a 13-megaixel rear camera. This device boasts of a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor that is fast and smooth.
Features of Android 7.0 Nougat Features
The Android N update features an improved notification system and multi-window multitasking view, among others. It also has a split-screen multitasking features that improves user experience. With the latest update, the user is allowed to use two different apps at the same time. Other features are the new icon shortcuts and the integration of Google Assistant with the messaging app, Allo.
For phones like the Nexus 6 with the Marshmallow OS, Android N update will be available OTA and Google has already come up with the factory images for the Android N which users can access online. However, it is important to take note that the latest OS version comes packed with the most recent security patch for this month and the new Android phones will come with Android Nougat 7.0. Conversely, the update ahs a build number NBD90Z and is around 860 MB. Those who will be updating their phones should ensure that have enough free memory when they download the update.
Meanwhile, with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P encountering problems after installing Android Nougat, Motorola users just have to wait and see.