Lenovo’s Moto G4 & Moto G4 Plus get Nougat in the U.S.

A major software update is rolling out now to Lenovo’s Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus in the United States.

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.

Source: Republic Wireless, Motorola

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Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.

  • Matt

    Why does this article talk about the US Nougat release and then reference the Motorola India site as a source?

    • Justin_Herrick

      Sorry about that! We should’ve clarified that Republic Wireless revealed this, too.

  • Darcy

    I got the December security patch update yesterday, which came as a bit of a surprise because Motorola/Lenovo have been really dreadful regarding this sort of thing! I agree with the article that they could and should of done better. Just glad my Moto X Style got something! Now if only Motorola Australia could please finally issue us the Android 7 Nougat!