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.