While Google device owners such as the Nexus family are able to rock to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, in addition to the LG V20 which came with Nougat right out of the box, the rest of the world still has to wait. Patience is definitely a virtue here, and it is hoped that in due time, different manufacturers and mobile carriers will be able to release the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the respective handsets in tow. Motorola, for instance, has already singled out the Moto G, Moto X, and Moto Z series in addition to the Droid Turbo to receive the Nougat update when it is given the green light to go.
Don’t get too excited about word that the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus have picked up the Android 7.0 Nougat update via an Over The Air (OTA) release -- that is but a rumor created and circulated around to create the impression of false hope. So far, Motorola, which is owned by Lenovo by the way, has confirmed that they have not begun to seed the Android 7.0 Nougat update because it is not ready, although it will do so in the near future. All this without leaving us with an exact release date makes for nail-biting stuff, at least for owners of the respective handsets mentioned above.
This leaves us clinging on to the promise from Motorola that the Android 7.0 Nougat update is set to arrive on the Moto Z and Moto G (4th Generation) devices in the fourth quarter of 2016, and with Q4 just halfway through, this would mean that there is at least one and a half more months to go before the deadline arrives. Hopefully Motorola can keep up to the end of their bargain sooner rather than later in an attempt to deliver early Christmas cheer to its device owners.
Just to be specific so that there is no ambiguity involved, the Motorola devices that will pick up Android 70 Nougat when it is available would be 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 Nexus 6.
When the Android 7.0 Nougat update arrives on the mentioned Motorola handsets, you will be able to enjoy a slew of new features such as multi-window support, direct reply notifications, a VR interface, seamless updates, Screen Zoom, extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, Clear All, data saver, Improved file browser, bundled notifications, improved Java 8 language support, Instant Apps, App switch, and a bunch of new emojis when communicating.
As at press time, the uncertain models from Motorola’s recent handsets that might or might not pick up the Android 7.0 Nougat update would be the Moto G (3rd Generation) and the Moto E (3rd Generation), but we will continue to monitor the situation and see how things develop from here.