Moto G4 Play, the lower end Smartphone in Motorola’s G4 series, will get the Moto G4 Play Android 7.0 Nougat update in June. Motorola started Moto G4 Play Android Nougat soak test for G4 and G4 Plus last year and the update started hitting most markets in December, rolling out to the US in March.
moto G4 play, on the other hand, is still running Android Marshmallow and Lenovo has confirmed to Moto G4 Android Authority that the handset will be updated to Nougat. The update will be released at some point in June for devices sold in the US, but there is no clarity on the update for global variants. “Consumers will start to see Moto G4 Play Android Nougat on Moto G4 Play in June,” a US-based spokesperson of Lenovo told Android Authority.
When Motorola started updating its Moto G4 series to Android Nougat. It was anticipated that the G4 Play will also get a taste of Nougat. But, the Lenovo-owned company kept the device out of its update schedule and considering its affordability, the device was not likely to get the new version.
During the release of first-gen Moto X and Moto G series, Motorola had positioned itself as a company that will continue to support its devices for a slightly longer period. However, the company then stopped software updates for even some of its latest devices and the confirmation around Moto G4 Play Play Android update brings renewed hope for Moto G4 Play Android upgrade cycle. Android Nougat is currently running on nearly 5 percent active devices.
Days ago, Lenovo also confirmed the coming of Moto G4 Android 7.1 Nougat for the Moto Z Play as well. The Smartphone was originally launched with Android Marshmallow, with the Nougat update the Moto Z Play is expected to bring several upgrades and improvements to the device.
Moto G4 Play Android 7.0 Nougat
In the report, they further stated that Motorola confirmed the coming of the Moto G4 Android 7.1.1 Nougat during a chat session. However, the company didn’t confirm on when the software update will officially roll out like they did from the Moto G4 Play Play.
If the Moto Z Play will really receive the Nougat update. It will probably be the first Motorola device to run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. With the software upgrades, both the Moto G4 Play Z Play will receive several new features and upgrades.
Moto G4 Play was announced in India September last year. The Smartphone sports a 5-inch full HD display and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor. The Smartphone further features 2GB of RAM which comes coupled with 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via an external micro SD card.
On the camera front, the Smartphone boast an 8-megapixel camera on the rear panel. While on the front fits a 5-megapixel sheltie snapper. Moto G4 Play is backed by a 2800 mAh battery and includes several connectivity options like – 4G LTE support, Bluetooth version 4.1 LE and Wi-Fi.