At the beginning of October, Motorola announced the list of smartphones that will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. The soak testing has begun for the Moto G4 Plus Nougat yesterday, in Brazil, and today, the company has announced that the global rollout of the Android 7.0 Nougat update has started for the Moto G4 as well.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update started rolling out to the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus in India and soon, it will hit other markets. Motorola has focused on this country because it’s the world’s second-largest smartphone market and the G4 series is very popular, so it’s pretty obvious why Motorola has decided to push out the update to these two devices in India.
The list of improvements that were brought by 7.0 Nougat include a new notification system, the new JIT compiler and low-level 3D rendering Vulkan API, and let’s not forget about the split-screen mode, the option to view two Chrome tabs, to clear all recent apps, to reply with speed and many more. We remind you that Google has been working on version 7.1 which will be available on the Pixel and Pixel XL, and as a developer preview on the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Pixel C. It’s not sure when this update will come to the Motorola devices, but for now, users will enjoy the features that have been introduced in 7.0 Nougat.
The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus were released in May with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and they have many features in common: a 5.5-inch Full HD screen, a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor and a 3000mAh battery that can’t be removed. While the Moto G4 supports 2GB of RAM and offers two variants of internal memories of 16GB and 32GB, which are expandable with a microSD card, the Moto G4 Plus is available in the following configurations: 2GB of RAM with 16GB or 16GB of storage, and 3GB or 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage. Also, both phones have a front camera of 5MP, but the rear camera of the Moto G4 Plus has a higher resolution of 16MP, while it shares the same features (phase detection & laser autofocus and dual-LED flash) as the 13MP primary camera of the G4.