The mid-range phones from 2016 are getting Android 7.0 Nougat along with other enhancements implemented by the manufacturer. Unfortunately, Lenovo is moving the security patch level to only December rather than January or February. There really isn’t any reason as to why it can’t put the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus on a more recent security patch level.
Owners of the either phone in the U.S. should expect to get the software update for Nougat in the coming weeks. If you’d like, you can choose to upgrade to the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus announced earlier in the week in Barcelona. They, too, will carry affordable prices when released this spring.
Still no word on when the Moto G4 Play or the Moto X Pure Edition will get the same software update, but we do know the latter is expected by June. Lenovo hasn’t kept up with Motorola’s quick nature in getting important software updates out for its phones.