When it comes to buying a new smartphone, there are many different factors to take into consideration, and one of them would obviously be the kind of after sales service and support that you receive. Hardware these days are far more than just a “buy once and forget about it” proposition -- you will obviously look into whether that particular piece of hardware would come with the right kind of software updates in due time, and for how long down the road will it be supported before it ends up as a legacy device. Motorola is a brand name that has been around for the longest time where phones are concerned, and with it being now owned by Lenovo, how will it fare? New details concerning the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the family of Motorola handsets have appeared, so let us take a closer look at just which particular models qualify for the latest operating system release.
The whole Moto Z family will be on the receiving end of the Android 7.0 Nougat update, which is a good thing. This would mean those who are rocking to the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z Play will be able to enjoy Google’s latest operating system update in due time. Apart from the Moto Z range, those handsets will be accompanied by the likes of the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. There are just slightly more than 7 weeks left to go for the year 2016, and it seems that a Moto spokesperson did mention to Droid-Life that Q4 2016 is when the Android 7.0 Nougat update would be arriving for the aforementioned devices, which means not much waiting time is left to go.
Of course, Motorola's official blog did mention earlier last month on their collection of devices which will get the Android 7.0 Nougat update -- and they comprise of the Moto G (4th Gen), Moto G Plus (4th Gen), Moto G Play (4th Gen), Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen), Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto X Force, Droid Turbo 2, Droid Maxx 2, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play Droid and the Nexus 6. Needless to say, those who are impatient can constantly check out the Moto software upgrades page for additional information on the release of the update by country or mobile carrier.
Lenovo has started to kick off soak testing of Moto G4 Plus for Android 7.0 Nougat. A soak test is often testing done on a small scale or limited number of devices. The reason behind this is to make sure that in the event where there is an issue with the update, it will affect only very few people, and hence, would be a whole lot easier to fix, as opposed to rolling out an update that gimps the majority of the smartphone owners out there which will lead to a tarnished reputation and a whole lot of mess to clean up afterwards.