As the trend goes, Google’s flagship devices are being prioritized for the latest Android firmware upgrade. Other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) will have to wait in line until the new OS is rolled out to their units. This means that owners of a Lenovo K4 Note, Samsung S6 Edge, Moto X Force, and other smartphone or tablets are still waiting for the Nougat 7.0 update.
Each OEM is trying to address the clamor from their customers by releasing their own list of handhelds that will be included in the bump up to the newer firmware. As for Lenovo and Motorola, here are their respective release dates and specific mobile devices.
Based on reports from several tech sites, the units that will get Nougat 7.0 are Lenovo K3 Note, Lenovo K4 Note, Lenovo K5 Note, Lenovo Vibe P1, the Vibe Phab 2 series, Lenovo ZUK Z2, and Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro. Rumor has it that they are set to receive the upgrade by the end of 2016, but there has been no official statement from the company yet regarding release dates.
Online news sources state that the Moto G4, the Moto G4 Plus, and the Moto Z will be the first three smartphones from Motorola to get Android N. Next in line will be the Moto X Force, Moto X Play, Moto X Style, Moto X Pure Edition (3rd edition), Droid Maxx 2, Droid Turbo 2, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Play Droid, and Moto Z Force Droid. There also hasn’t been any official statement from Lenovo (which is Motorola’s parent company) as to when the Nougat 7.0 upgrade will roll out for their devices.
If you are a K4 Note user or an owner of any other Lenovo mobile device, and you want to push the company to work more efficiently in rolling out updates for the latest Android firmware, join this petition and make your voice heard. The petition points out that a large number of Lenovo devices can run Android N so it is unfair that these units are being left out or aren’t being given priority.
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