Android 7.1.1 Nougat starts rolling out to Moto G4 Play after a 6-month delay

It looks like Motorola has finally kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Moto G4 Play. The last major OS update the smartphone will receive is now available for download to unlocked Moto G4 Play units around the world.

Unlike the Moto G4 and G4 Plus that got a similar update last year, Moto G4 Play owners had to wait several more months to get the benefits of Android Nougat. Some of you might remember that Motorola started to push Android Nougat to the Moto G4 Play back in June, but for some reason, the update was only available to a small percentage of users.

Fast forward six months and Moto G4 Play users from various countries report they have been able to capture the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. Unfortunately, the smartphone only got the November security patch, but the Moto G4 Play will continue to receive security updates.

In any case, if you really want an Android Oreo-based smartphone, you'll have to switch to a newer device since the Moto G4 Play won't be getting any other major OS update besides this one.

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source: reddit via Phandroid

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Moto G4 Play
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh

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8 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Welcome to Android......

2. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Couldn't have said it any better.

3. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I try to make it a point not to argue with trolls, but I have to imagine that most people who are buying a phone in a manufacturer's 3rd highest series probably don't care or aren't concerned about updates. You don't spend $300 on a TV & expect it to come with 4K resolution, smart features, a QLED panel, & an amazing refresh rate. Just say'n.

4. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

And just to be clear, I'm not saying that Android manufacturers couldn't be better about updates because they definitely could. I'm just saying that this isn't one of those cases where I think it matters that much. You get what you pay for.

5. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Don't mind post #1, he seeks each and every opportunity to bash Android, even in the most illogical cases like in this article. Can't you reasonably expect top priority in update for mid-range handsets ? *sigh*

6. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Some rather no updates then some buggy IOS update that’s gonna slow Down your phone

8. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

You can't afford it anyway.

9. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

welcome...your phone speed stays the same

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