Two months ago, Lenovo, the new owner of the Moto brand, has revealed the list of devices that will get the Nougat update, and the Moto Z lineup and the Moto G4 were confirmed to be updated first. The Moto X Play was included on the list, but the company hasn’t specified an official release date of the update.
However, it seems that this will happen soon, as the device was spotted GFXBench benchmark listing running on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat version that was just released for Pixels and Nexus devices.
Although Motorola hasn’t confirmed its plans to bring the Android 7.1.1 update to the Motorola Moto X Play, the leak suggests that the company is preparing to send out a soak test and release the update to select users. When all bugs will be fixed, the update will roll out to the general public, but this will most likely happen in early 2017.
In addition to the new features introduced in Nougat, such as multi-window view, Doze on the Go, bundled notifications, notifications direct reply and many more, Motorola is expected to bring Moto-specific software features.
On December 6, Google released the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to its compatible Nexus and Pixel devices, which also included the monthly Android security update, and the few changes that users have noticed immediately were related to the new emojis that support gender equality, the GIF images that can be found on the keyboard on supported apps (Google Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts); and app shortcuts, that are found on the home screen.
The Moto X Play was released in August 2015 with the following specifications: a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display, a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset supporting an octa-core (4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor and 2GB of RAM, two variants of storage – 16GB and 32GB, expandable up to 256GB, a primary camera of 21MP with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, a secondary camera of 5MP and a non-removable battery of 3630 mAh.
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