Motorola was one of the first smartphone makers to seed Android Marshmallow to its eligible devices, and it has not disappointed its fans this time too. The Lenovo-owned company has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update via OTA (over-the-air) to the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus in India, giving a clear hint that it will come to other devices soon.
A Motorola spokesperson had earlier revealed that Android 7.0 Nougat update would come to the Moto Z and Moto G4 series in the beginning of Q4, 2016, and it has turned out right. The Moto G4 series has already got the firmware as promised but the Moto Z series hasn't, and this may disappoint owners of Moto Z Force, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, and Moto Z Play Droid.
When will the Moto Z series receive Android 7.0 Nougat update? Nobody knows the exact time frame but it appears like it will happen soon now that the G4 series has got it. The firmware is expected to be rolled out to other Motorola devices only after the handsets from Z-series receive the OS.
Motorola is expected to seed Google's new operating system to the Moto X Force, Moto X Play, Moto X Style, Moto G (3rd gen), Moto E (3rd gen), Moto Droid 2015 series, Moto G Play (4th Gen), Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen), Droid Turbo 2, and Droid Maxx 2.
It may be mentioned that Android 7.0 Nougat has been rolled out to the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Android One. It was first seen running in LG V20 before Google's Pixel and Pixel XL were released with the firmware.
The new OS has features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, Extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, VR interface, Seamless updates, Screen Zoom, Clear All, Data saver, Improved file browser, Instant Apps, App switch, bundled notifications, improved Java 8 language support, and new emojis.