When will the software update be released? We reached out to Lenovo for an answer, and the company responded.
Here’s what a Moto spokesperson told Talk Android:
“Timeline [for Android 7.0 Nougat on the Moto X Pure Edition] is calendar year Q2.”
So there it is. We can confirm Moto X Pure Edition owners will see the latest version of Android reach their phones by June.
This will end up being the phone’s third software update since July and likely the last major one. Despite being hailed for its unlocked nature, Lenovo hasn’t kept the Moto X Pure Edition’s software updated. Its focus has shifted to the Moto Z and Moto Z Play on Verizon, a sign that exclusivity agreements have leverage over consumer needs. While Verizon’s versions have been put on Nougat already, the unlocked versions are still waiting on the software update. Lenovo no longer believes the unlocked-first mentality Google put forth at Motorola is sustainable for business.
When Nougat is live on the Moto X Pure Edition and other devices from the brand, we’ll let you know.