Plans of rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for Moto X Play and Moto E have now been made by Lenovo. The company owns Motorola and this update will roll out the moment the source code for the latest Android iteration will be shared by Google with the company.
Lenovo announced that as long as the processor will support the latest firmware iteration, it will be released for the device. Google will roll out the new Android 7.0 Nougat for Moto mobile devices later within the year. Included in the update are Moto X Play and Moto E, having compatible processors with the latest Android release.
The new update will feature multi-window, extra power efficiency, direct notifications, improved file browser, VR interface, seamless updates, Google assistant, app switch, and new emojis, among other stuff. This should have more improvements in comparison to its predecessor, Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Google has been expected to release the source code within the year, so the Android 7.0 Nougat should be in Moto mobile devices later this year. Only Moto G2 has some compatibility issues with its processor in terms of operating system.
However, in some news, the Moto E series has not been included in the upcoming Android 7.0 Nougat update. It might be a bit surprising to think that this device will not get the firmware update. This could be perhaps due to reports that came out regarding processor issues.
It has been said that the update might not come by processors with specs lower than Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. Moto E reportedly has Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, which should be way below the compatibility standard. Thus, it might be the reason why the Moto E series can’t make it any time soon. Perhaps it will just depend on how the codes should be modified to cater to Moto E devices and finally get the Android 7.0 Nougat update.