On October 4, 2016, Motorola has announced on its official blog which devices will receive the Android 7.0 (Nougat) update. Unfortunately, for the Moto G Turbo Edition and Moto G 3rd Gen owners, these two handsets were not added to that list.
Let’s not forget that the Moto G 3rd Edition has been released back in July 2015 and Motorola usually provides 18 months of update support. This means that the Moto G 3rd Edition should be eligible for the Android Nougat Update, but for some reason, Motorola has decided to not put it to the list.
It is good to know that this smartphone comes with pretty good specifications and this is not an issue related to technical limitation. The handset is using the same chipset and GPU that’s found on the Moto G Play, but it runs at a lower CPU clock-speed. Also, the Moto X Play (which is in the Android Nougat Update List) is using the same chipset and GPU as Moto G Turbo Edition.
Well, since the Moto G 3rd Edition can easily run Android Nougat, a petition has been creased in order to ask Motorola to keep supporting this mobile device. It seems that there are already over 7000 “signatures” and the petition just needs about 3000 supporters to reach its goal.
Once the petition will gain enough supporters, it will be forwarded to Motorola in order to “force” the company to bring the Android Nougat for the Moto G 3rd Edition. However, this doesn’t mean that the company will bring the latest Android OS version to Moto G 3rd Edition.
We remind you the specs of the Moto G 2015: a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset with a quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, an Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB of RAM or 2GB of RAM. The device supports a microSD card slot to expand the internal memory of 8GB or 16GB up to 32GB, and on its back it has a modest camera of 13MP with autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, while the front camera is 5MP. The battery with a capacity of 2470 mAh does a good job, but if you spend a lot of time on the internet, it drains pretty fast.
Do you think that the Moto G 3rd Edition should get Android Nougat? What are your thoughts about the latest Android OS version that Google has released this year?
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