It’s been a very bumpy path for owners of the Moto X Pure Edition who’ve wait so long for the software update. Google released Nougat almost an entire year ago, and the 2015 that runs stock Android is still without it. Back in January, Lenovo said the software update for Nougat arrive by the end of 2017’s second quarter. Well, it’s the final day of June and the Moto X Pure Edition remains on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a dated security patch level.
Testing for the software update, however, began in late March. A soak test was distributed through the Motorola Feedback Network. Yet, months later, nothing official is widely available. This is despite Lenovo posting release notes for Nougat the Moto X Pure Edition on the Motorola site in late April. The software update, according to the release notes, is live and rolling out but not a single person has confirmed it on their phone.
We decided to get in touch with Lenovo and see what’s going on. While a response was provided, no explanation for the confusion was given.
A Moto spokesperson told Talk Android the following:
“We’re in final field testing and North America is preparing for carrier approvals.”
All we know at this point is that, yes, Lenovo is testing Nougat on the phone. The company isn’t providing a timetable like it did earlier this year, though. That’s likely because it doesn’t want to give false hope and disappointment customers.
We’ll believe Nougat is on the Moto X Pure Edition when we actually see it ourselves.