It was reported that Motorola had started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update via OTA (over-the-air) to its Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus handsets in India and the news spread far and wide, but it turned out to be false, disappointing owners of the devices. The Lenovo-owned company confirmed in a response to a query on Twitter that the firmware hadn't been seeded to its devices.
Now, the question is when Motorola devices may start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update. Nobody knows the exact schedule at the moment with the company choosing to remain mum, but it is almost certain that the firmware will be rolled out to the Moto G4 and Moto Z series very soon, perhaps in the next couple of weeks.
A spokesperson of Motorola had earlier said that the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and Moto Z series -- Moto Z Force, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, and Moto Z Play Droid – would get the Android 7.0 Nougat update in the beginning of Q4, 2016, so the firmware could be rolled out to these devices any time from now.
In fact, the Lenovo-owned company has started soak test of Android 7.0 Nougat on the Moto G4 in some regions, which is a clear hint that the OS would be released to the public soon.
Other Motorola devices that are expected to receive the new operating system are the Moto X Force, Moto X Play, Moto X Style, Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen), Moto G (3rd gen), Moto G Play (4th Gen), Moto E (3rd gen), Moto Droid 2015 series, Droid Turbo 2, and Droid Maxx 2.
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