It was just a few days ago that we brought you word on how several Moto series of smartphones, including the Moto X Style, would be on the receiving end of the Android 7.0 Nougat update sooner rather than later. Well, the Moto E3 Power might be stuck in Marshmallow land, but Moto X series smartphone owners would have to bite their tongues and be more patient. This is because Moto Germany has made mention on the delay of the Android 7.0 Nougat update until May this year, which is a good three months away.
Motorola has already stopped rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update for its Moto Z Play, and this subsidiary of Lenovo has also issued a statement that some of the Moto X variants of smartphones will also miss the Nougat ship by another three months, at least. There has been no mention on the reason behind the delay, but there should only be one good reason for any software update delay -- there are still bugs that need to be worked out. Chances are, Motorola and perhaps the soak test users would have chanced upon some rather serious bugs during the Android 7.0 Nougat testing phase, which made it unfit to rush such an update to the masses. It would not be surprising to know that if this were to be the case, then it would probably be the similar kind of bugs encountered in the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Moto Z Play which was eventually pulled.
There is a quartet of Moto X variants which would qualify for the Android 7.0 Nougat update -- the Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen), Moto X Style, Moto X Force, and Moto X Play. Of course, the affected owners of the above mentioned handsets have sounded off their frustrations online. Some of their grievances are valid. After all, Motorola makes sure that their Moto handsets are pretty close to running on stock Android, so why should there be bugs and issues in the first place? Could it be due to the possibility that Lenovo is incapable of getting the job done properly? In fact, some people decided to switch to a Motorola branded smartphone in hope of fast updates, but it looks like they were disappointed as well. Perhaps the OnePlus would be a better option for those who prefer fast updates when it comes to Android versions?
If you foresee yourself riding the Android bandwagon for years to come and would not want to get bogged down by the small details like having the latest operating system updates available, then it would be best to take the Google route. Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are a good place to start as any. So far, Google’s track record with their older handsets receiving updates have been pretty all right as well. Otherwise, flagship devices from the likes of Samsung and LG have also fared well in the past where getting the newest Android version is concerned.