Motorola is almost ready to update the Moto G4 and G4 Plus to Android Nougat in the US

Quite a few months after the Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus received an Android Nougat update in India, Motorola is now in the process of releasing a similar update to the two handsets in the US. 

According to mobile operator Republic Wireless, Motorola today started an Android 7.0 Nougat soak test for the G4 and G4 Plus, so it may begin a nationwide rollout soon. It looks like the update (build number NPJ25.93-13) will include the rather old December 2016 Android security patch, despite the fact that we're now in March 2017.

In case you're wondering, the Moto G4 Play is not mentioned in the details about the incoming Nougat update, so we don't know when (or if) it's going to get it.

Available since last summer, both the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus can currently be bought unlocked in the US, being compatible with most relevant carriers. The two smartphones will soon be overshadowed by the brand new Moto G5 Plus, which should hit shelves in the coming weeks, running Android Nougat out of the box.

source: Republic Wireless via Android Police

Related phones

Moto G4
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Moto G4 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

My first and last Motorola phone

2. gigicoaste

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

my first not but my last for sure. the most horrible upgrade program from all big companies

3. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

G4 Play though?

4. KP0000

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 03, 2017

moto g play nougat update is confirmed mr admin. q4 of this year. who do you deceive people ? :/

5. danwat1234

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 21, 2016

Argh!! Almost the end of March and my Moto 4G in the USA still has not gotten the update. Going to 'About Phone' in settings, says no update available. Wouldn't be surprised if it would be July or later at this rate. An Android phone is a computer. When there are vulnerabilities and feature updates, it is available very soon for desktops and laptops, but for phones, we are still in this stupid dated model.

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