Android Nougat released to Moto G4, G4 Plus in India
Android Nougat released to Moto G4, G4 Plus in IndiaMotorola Official Blog


Motorola India (via Twitter) has announced that the Android Nougat update has not been released to Moto G4 and G4 Plus in India.

The confusion over the Nougat update released to Moto G4 series was caused by the company's official blog, which read-- "We are excited to announce a new software update for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus by Motorola. This update brings Android 7.0 Nougat to your phone along with other improvements," and showed a tuturial on how to install update via OTA (Over-The-Air). This post was supposed to go live only when the update roll-out commences, but due to high handedness of blog administrator, many were mislead to believe that the Nougat roll-out has commenced in India.

Furthermore, earlier in the week, Motorola commenced Android Nougat soak test on Moto G4 Plus in Brazil, which convinced many that the roll-out in India was indeed official.

With the official announcement, Motorola Moto G4, G4 Plus owners have no choice, but to wait a few more weeks to experience the new features of Android Nougat.

Motorola India apologies for the mis-leading blog post Moto India (@Moto_IND) via Twitter

Read more: Motorola yet to release Android Nougat for Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus

Original story:

The new Nougat software brings night mode, bundled notification, enhanced security update, improved battery optimisation, multi-window options and numerous other value-added features to enhance user experience.

Also read: Android 7.0 Nougat released: 16 key upgrades of Google's new mobile OS update over Marshmallow

How to install OTA (Over-The-Air) udpdate on Moto series phones:

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Before installing the update, make sure the device has more than 75% battery, as the downloading the update consumes lot of power and if the phone dies in the middle of installation, you will have to redo it all over again and some times, the device might get bricked. And also make sure, you are connected to Wi-Fi network, as it gaurantees seemless internet connection and also the large update size may result in huge consumtion of cellular data resulting in burning a hole in your pocket.

Also read: Android Nougat release update: See if your smartphone is eligible for Google's new mobile v7.0 OS


If you have received a notification message for this update:

  1. Select "Yes, I'm in".
  2. After the software is downloaded, select "Install now".
  3. After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
  4. Your phone is now updated.

If you have not received a notification message for this update, follow the steps below to manually update your phone:

  1. Select the Settings icon in the apps menu.
  2. Select "About phone".
  3. Select "System updates".
  4. Select "Yes, I'm in". After the software is downloaded, select "Install now".
  5. After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
  6. Your phone is now updated.

 Since OTA process are carried in phases, it will take a week or two to reach all corners of the world, so be a little patient for the update to arrive.

Users can also check for updates manually by going to Settings >> About Phone>> System Updates>> check for for new firmware.

Other Motorola devices confirmed to get Android Nougat include Moto G Play (4th Gen), Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen), Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto X Force, Droid Turbo 2, Droid Maxx 2, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play and Moto Z Play Droid.

Watch this space for more updates.