Android Nougat Is Coming To Moto G4, Moto Z Variants Before 2016 Ends

The much-anticipated official release of Android 7.0 Nougat has been confirmed by Motorola to Moto G4 and Moto Z handsets alongside other variants. Motorola is reportedly releasing the upgrade by the final quarter of the year.

Motorola prepares the upcoming release of the official Android 7.0 Nougat to Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, Moto Z, Moto Z Force, Moto Z Play. Droid Life first reported the good news after it was able to get confirmation straight from Motorola.

A Motorola representative told the tech website that owners of the aforementioned devices can expect to receive Android Nougat as the final quarter of 2016 unfolds.

Motorola Owners are Skeptical of the Announcement

Only a couple of days left before the calendar hits October, some Moto G4 and Moto Z owners already expressed disbelief with regard to the news.

For one, software updates in previous Android versions did not come out on time as announced.

In addition, one Motorola device owner commented in the report that the Illinois smartphone manufacturer would fulfill its announcement by releasing Nougat to only one phone by October while the rest receives it next year.

Adding to the reluctance of Motorola fanatics is the company's failure to release Marshmallow to most of its smartphones as many are still running on Lollipop and KitKat.

Past Flagship Phones are Not Yet Scheduled to Receive the Update

Motorola's 2015 flagship phones Moto X Pure Edition and Moto G have not been mentioned whether or not to receive Nougat this year.

Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play are devices Motorola released this year.

In another news, Motorola faces backlash anew following the massive layoff of the company. Motorola has confirmed that at least 2 percent of its 55,000 workforce was laid off.

In its statement, Motorola said this unfortunate move is "part of the ongoing strategic integration between Lenovo and its Motorola smartphone business as the company further aligns its organization and streamlines its product portfolio to best compete in the global smartphone market."

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