Android 7.0 Nougat update schedule for Moto Z, Moto X, Moto G, Moto E: When will you get firmware?

Raymond Ronamai
Moto Z Play will be available on online retailers Amazon India and Flipkart for Rs. 24,999 on October 17.

Motorola was one of the first smartphone makers to seed Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its devices last year, so it is natural for fans to expect the same for the recently released Android 7.0 Nougat. And the company is very likely to start rolling out the operating system very soon.

Google has already released Android 7.0 Nougat update to Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Android One but no OEM in the smartphone industry has seeded the firmware to its device till date.

Lenovo-owned Motorola hasn't announced Android 7.0 Nougat update schedule for its devices but the OS roll out is expected to start very soon. Google may provide the firmware source code to the company either this month or next month, which means it may take only a few weeks before the new OS is released.

The Moto Z series like Moto Z Force, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, and Moto Z Force Droid should get the firmware update as early as October before expending to Moto X series -- Moto X Force, Moto X Play and Moto X Style. Other Motorola devices that are expected to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update are Moto Droid 2015 series phones, Moto G (3rd gen), Moto G4, G4 Plus and G4 Play, and Moto E (3rd gen).

However, Moto X (2nd Gen) will not get the firmware update as its processor is not compatible with Google's new OS.

Google's new operating system Android 7.0 Nougat has features like multi-window, direct reply notifications, Extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, VR interface, Seamless updates, Screen Zoom, Clear All, Data saver, Improved file browser, Instant Apps, App switch, bundled notifications, improved Java 8 language support, and new emojis.