Motorola is updating the Moto X Pure Edition to Android 7.0 Nougat in the US

It's been almost a year since Motorola didn't release any updates for the Moto X Pure Edition in the United States, not even the usual security patches that Google launches every month.

If you've been holding on to this particular smartphone in the hopes that Motorola will finally do the right thing, then you're in luck. Apparently, many Moto X Pure Edition owners across the United States report they have successfully captured the long-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Although Motorola didn't even update the smartphone to Android 7.1.1, at least it included the September security patch, the latest security update released by Google.

The Moto X Pure Edition got updated to Android Nougat in other countries a few months ago, but users in the United States had to wait until now to be able to upgrade their phones.

Nougat is probably the last major Android OS update that the Moto X Pure Edition, also known as Moto X Style in other countries, will receive, so if you're expecting to get some Oreo love, then you will have to switch to a newer device.

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Moto X Pure Edition (2015)
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. palmguy

Posts: 988; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Oh m gee!!!!! Motorola was the only company to give me the uniqueness feel of the Palm Pre(R.I.P.). Had the original X. Now the X Pure Edition. Next phone because I want updates, the Pixel.

2. jodeci888

Posts: 81; Member since: May 14, 2009

I gave up waiting and picked up a Note 8. The Moto x pure is 1 of the best phones ever. All it was really missing was a fingerprint scanner. If they release an updated model, I would go back to it, provided it had the 2 front firing speakers.

3. fyah_king unregistered

And also missing good battery life. My pure would be done by 3pm with 3 1/2 hrs of

11. Rjinto

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

My X Play in Canada has had great battery life, that's the funny thing with this line, the Pure and Style had better specs but less battery. I really like this big clunky phone though, it has heft and is a workhorse.

4. MikeG77

Posts: 429; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

So let me get this straight Motorola released this phone in 2015 and its just now getting Nougat.....a year late?! What a bunch of BS!

7. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Seriously. I almost bought the X Pure two years back. It was between that and the Nexus 6P. Moto X had the better design, but I knew I would be happier with Nexus software updates. Been enjoying Nougat going on a year now. A year seems absurd to me, but I know Moto focuses on updating new models first. Just kinda sucks.

9. MikeG77

Posts: 429; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

A year is just obscene and a real middle finger to people who bought the phone. I bought a Moto X Pure but i never activated it and ended up returning it because of some QC issues and i forced myself to keep my original Moto X. Bought a Pixel XL last year and I've been very happy with the phone. Companies need to only have 3 phones... Good : for customers that need more than a basic flip phone or for developing markets like South East Asia or Central/South America.. Better: for people who want above average performance and day to day use. Best: for people who want the latest and greatest specifications. and update their phones for 3 years with major software updates updates especially when you're asking me to spend close to $1000 for a phone! Apple does it for 4 years so there is no excuses why Google, Samsung, HTC, Sony etc etc can't do the same!

5. Jamey

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

No update for me - I'm in NJ with VZW as carrier. My MXPE is still my daily driver, and a phone I loved for the first 18 months or so. The lack of any updates over the past year has been frustrating, and over the past few months my phone's overall performance and battery life have deteriorated significantly. Maybe Nougat will help - thinking about the Moto Gs5 Plus as a replacement, but wonder if I'm setting myself up for continued disappointment.

10. MikeG77

Posts: 429; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

If i were you i would just walk away from Motorola seeing as they were bought out by Lenovo, updates have been slow and there is no guarantee that you won't have the same issues with the GS% Plus especially when Motorola announced that they are not updated phones released in 2016.

6. Deadeye37

Posts: 312; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Sweet! Excited for this update. I'm going to root & load Oreo on my phone, but this will let me procrastinate longer. :)

8. joinboone

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2017

This phone is not good

12. umlguy

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

Still no Nougat on Moto X Pure in US, what gives?

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