When Android Nougat was released on August 22, 2016, the Nexus line of phones were the first to get the update. Of course, it makes sense for that series to get Android 7.0 given they share a maker in Google. Since Android practically runs on many mobile phones around the world, Motorola users were wondering when the latest mobile OS would be rolled out to their devices.
That wondering was answered in the form of a blog post by Motorola. In that post, they listed FIFTEEN phones that were getting the upgrade. Yes, you read that right. That list includes:
- 4th-generation Moto G
- 4th-generation Moto G Plus
- 4th-generation Moto G Play
- 3rd-generation Moto X Pure Edition
- Moto X Force
- Moto X Play
- Moto X Style
- Droid Maxx 2
- Droid Turbo 2
- Moto Z
- Moto Z Droid
- Moto Z Force Droid
- Moto Z Play
- Moto Z Play Droid
- Nexus 6
Motorola announced that the roll outs would begin in the 4th quarter of 2016 and they made true on their word. The Moto G4 and G4 Plus received updates on October 21.
As you’ve noticed, the list contains only one phone from the three listed in the title’s question. What about the other two? The simple answer is this: they probably wouldn’t get a Nougat update given that the Moto E wouldn’t even be upgraded to Marshmallow.
That’s actually quite sad as making Android updates available to budget handsets – like the Moto E and Moto G series of phones – was the key to the renewed success of Motorola. It looks like this would be the same situation for Nougat on those devices. So as it stands: the Moto X Play would be getting Android 7.0 while the Moto E and Moto G3 might not.
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