Android 7.0 Nougat for Moto X Pure Edition nears as soak test begins

It might not be long before Android 7.0 Nougat is on the Moto X Pure Edition, and the software update could arrive way sooner than expected.

Along with multiple tips from our readers, we received an email regarding the Motorola Feedback Network. It notes that owners of the phone are being invited to preview a “new software release” before providing feedback. Lenovo wants to collect data about the software update before opening it up to the public. In doing so, the next software update for the Moto X Pure Edition should be free of bugs.

Here’s the email:

Notice that the email doesn’t explicitly state that the early preview is for Nougat. But we all know this is for Nougat. Why else would owners of the device be asked to test software? If a security patch was on its way, Lenovo wouldn’t need any help. Nougat, though, is heavy and needs actual users to identify any bugs or oddities.

Last time we heard about Nougat for the Moto X Pure Edition was in January. A spokesperson for the Moto brand told Talk Android that the software update would be live by June. We’re now entering the second quarter of the year; therefore, Lenovo is on the clock to maintain its promise and have the software update rolling out soon. Because the Moto X Pure Edition runs stock Android, it’s a little puzzling as to why Nougat is still unavailable. Go through forums around the web and you’ll see many owners of the Moto X Pure Edition and other Moto phones are very unhappy with Lenovo’s handling of software updates.


About the Author: Justin Herrick

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.


  • Darcy

    Very good article thanks, and yes, this Moto X Style owner is VERY unhappy with Lenovo in regards to Android 7 Nougat and other software updates!!!