Confirmed: Android 7.0 Nougat updates are coming to these Motorola smartphones

Confirmed: Android 7.0 Nougat updates are coming to these Motorola smartphones
With the Android 7.0 Nougat already launched for Nexus devices, those of us rocking non-Nexus devices are still waiting for a taste of the latest Android treat. 

Last week, Motorola announced that the Moto Z and Moto G4 series will get Android 7.0 Nougat updates starting next quarter. Earlier today, the Lenovo-owned manufacturer has published a full list of the Motorola smartphones that are scheduled to receive the latest Android update.

These are the Motorola Moto smartphones that will get the Android 7.0 Nougat update:

  • 4th-gen Moto G
  • Moto G Plus
  • Moto G Play
  • Moto X Pure Edition
  • Moto X Style
  • Moto X Play
  • Moto X Force
  • Droid Turbo 2
  • Droid Maxx 2
  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto Z Droid
  • Moto Z Force Droid
  • Google Nexus 6. 

Motorola has also reconfirmed that the Android 7.0 Nougat updates will start launching in the fourth quarter of the year. The Motorola Moto Z and the 4th-gen Moto G families will be the first to get the new update. 

Android 7.0 Nougat comes with a bunch of improvements, ranging from performance-focused updates (such as the JIT compiler, Project Svelte, and the Vulkan API) to an improved notification system and even a multi-window multitasking view. For a complete analysis of what Nougat brings to the Android table, make sure to read our detailed Android 7.0 Nougat review.

As soon as more detailed timeframes are available, we'll get back to you with the corresponding information.

source: Motorola

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9 Comments

1. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Liars! why don't you accomplish your own promise and update droid turbo to marshmallow? I'm still waiting Motorola.

5. JasonX

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

This isn't on Moto, this is on Verizon. They have no incentive to update an older phone to this operating system. I love my Droid Turbo, but I will never buy another carrier branded phone.

2. Harambe unregistered

JIT compiler isn't a performance focused update. It actually degrades performance compared to AOT compiler and was present in android versions before lollipop. What nougat uses is a hybrid of JIT and AOT. JIT avoids precompiling of an app and hence reduces file sizes and the infamous 'optimizing apps x/y' message when you update. It also allows seamless updates to be possible. When your phone is charging and idle, android nougat will automatically optimize those apps in background now and hence use AOT compiler from then. Hence, initial performance on nougat will be worse than on marshmallow. But after the first charge, it should be comparable.

3. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

No Moto G3? The G2 was updated to MM, so why isn't the G3 getting N?

7. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

I was thinking the same thing as well. On top of that, they're not providing the monthly security updates on their flagships so I wouldn't expect them to update their mid and low end devices.

4. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Where are the moto e devices

6. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

It's a low end device, you shoudn't expect any updates. Only android flagships (not always) even get updated for some time.

9. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

The Moto G Play is basically the same as Moto E3 though.

8. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Doesn't Nougat require more onboard storage? So how will 16gb models fare for the update?

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