China-based Lenovo-owned Motorola has made official a new list of smartphones eligible to receive Android 7.0 (Nougat) as an OS update. Now, what is worth noting here is the fact that your all new Moto E3 Power is not listed as an eligible device thus giving off an impression of being stuck on Android 6.0.1(Marshmallow) for an extended period of time.
You can check out Motorola's new list of Android 7.0-eligible smartphones from, here. Notable smartphones that have made the cut (as far as receiving Android 7.0 as an OS update) include the Moto G (4th Gen) and Moto Z.
Motorola should have included the Moto E3 Power in the eligible devices considering the fact that the handset is a budget pure mid-ranger that was launched very recently during September 2016. Also, what is worth noting is that the Motorola series (especially the value-for-money offerings) are hugely popular in markets like India and the US where a dedicated bunch of loyalists are always looking at instant upgrade of their phones (Motorola to Motorola upgradation).
What is surprising is that, amongst Motorola's list of Android 7.0-eligible phones, high-end handsets seem to be in the forefront more than budget devices. Old smartphones such as the Nexus 6, Moto X Pure Edition (relevant to only some markets of the world) and the Moto X Play which is an year-old and almost out-of-date.
If you think that the above aspects strike a chord, you can let Motorola know. For the uninitiated, the Motorola Moto E3 Power offers key technical specifications such as:
- 5-inch display having resolution of 720 x 1280 with pixel density of 294 ppi
- Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow); eligibility for Android 7.0 OS update unknown at this juncture
- 1 GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core CPU within a Mediatek MT6735P SoC
- 8 MP rear camera
- 5 MP front camera
- 2 GB RAM
- 16 GB internal storage
- MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 32 GB
- LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
- 3500 mAh removable Lithium-Ion battery.