Moto G4 Play gets its taste of Nougat in June

Lenovo says Android 7.0 Nougat for 2016’s budget phone is two months away.

A spokesperson for Lenovo told Android Authority that the Moto G4 Play should get the major software update in June. It’s not clear, though, if the Nougat will arrive on the phone at the start, middle, or end of the month. So we’ll have to play the waiting game when we hit that month.

Here’s the complete statement:

“Consumers will start to see Android Nougat on Moto G4 Play in June.”

While the small piece of information is appreciated, the delay is not. Lenovo can’t seem to get software updates out to its Moto devices in a timely manner despite them running extremely light versions of Android. It took months for the Moto Z and Moto Z Play to get Nougat, and even 2015’s Moto X Pure Edition is still waiting for the software update. Even the Moto G4 took forever to get upgraded.

The company isn’t holding up the strategy Google put in place when it owned Motorola. Back then, Moto devices ran what appeared like stock Android and received software updates first after Google’s in-house phones and tablets.

If any Lenovo employees are reading this, we urge you to tell management that your customers don’t like your handling of software updates. In fact, it’s leading them to abandon the brand and buy elsewhere. The last thing we want to see is the Moto brand hurt because the devices themselves are actually really good.

Source: Android Authority


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.