While many handset manufacturers are still working round the clock to bring Android 7.0 Nougat – the latest operating system from Google – to their products, it appears that Motorola might win this race by rolling out the upgrade to the Moto G4 Plus.
As you may know, Android 7.0 Nougat is already rolling out to Nexus (now named Pixel) devices from Google and there’s even a Developer Preview Beta for the Android 7.1 Nougat about to be launched for some of those devices. Suffice to say that whenever Google launches a new OS, its devices get it first, while other devices like Samsung’s of Huawei’s have to wait for a while until their manufacturers launch it.
It seems that Motorola has been testing the Android 7.0 Nougat in Brazil because there are several reports stating that many Brazilian Moto G4 Plus owners have begun to receive the upgrade.
However, it should be noted that these particular users are also subscribed to the Motorola Feedback Network which means that this is most likely a soak test with the purpose of evaluating the stability of the upgrade and to see what bugs could surface while the OS is used.
It’s very important for the company to find bugs and glitches in the upgrade before the final build is launched worldwide. So far there’s no mention that the soak test might expand beyond the borders of Brazil, but what we do know from Motorola is that it will launch a final build for the upgrade in Q4 for 2016.
As for the Moto G4 Plus, it comes with 5.5 inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset and 4 GB of RAM. It also sports 64 GB of extra storage space, two cameras and a fingerprint scanner. It’s priced at $249.99 and it can be ordered on the Motorola site.