All Motorola Devices Which Will Get Android N 7.0 Nougat update

After several months of teasing people with the name Android N, Google came with a name for Android version 7.0 that was the Android Nougat, And it was released on 22 August 2016.
Whenever there is a buzz about a new version of Android being released the most important question in every geek’s mind is, Will my phone get the latest update or not? And if you are a Motorola user you are at the right place.

Bonus Read: Moto G5 And Moto G5 Plus Price, Specs And Release Date Leaked.

Today our team has compiled a list of all the Motorola devices which will get to taste the latest Dish from the house of Google and that is the Android Nougat or the Android 7.0.

Latest News: Moto Z Play will receive its nougat update in the end of the January month.

 Moto Z-Droid and Moto Z Force Droid Edition reportedly started receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update. However, this is not a full rollout but you will be able to update your device within some days.

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Motorola Android 7.0 Nougat update list

Android 7.0 Nougat Features- Whats New

Before we move on to see which Moto devices are going to get Android Nougat Update, let’s first see what’s new in this major update from Google.
The major feature updates in Android Nougat are –
• Direct reply Notification
• Multi window
• Bundled notification
• Night mode
• Improved battery saver
• The Doze feature now works on the lock screen itself
• Unicode 9 emoji is supported
• Settings have Subheads
• Some enhancements in Security –FFile-level encryption is supported now
• Major updates in performance due to addition of Just in time(JIT) compiler which finally gets rid of that long “optimizing Apps” screen

Note: Most of the Motorola’s 2014 devices will not get the Android Nougat update. There are plenty of reasons behind this, one of them is hardware limitation! Because of Vulkan API, Android Nougat needs the Open GL 3.1 native support which is not present in most of the 2014 CPU’s.

Nougat brings some important and much needed practical updates to the currently existing Android framework, The transition is much smoother now and features like multi-window and Direct reply notification are just icing on the cake. Overall the Nougat update has just taken the Android experience to the next level.
Now let’s See which of the Moto devices will get a taste of Android Nougat:-

Update: Motorola confirms that Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, and Moto Z series Smartphones will get the Android Nougat update in Q4 of the year.

Kindly note that Moto G 3rd Gen, Moto G Turbo Moto E3 Power and Moto E 3rd Gen are currently not listed in official Motorola update program list, but in future Motorola may update them.

List of Moto smartphones that are going to get the Nougat update in Q4 2016:

Moto Z (Both Droid and International Edition)
Moto Z Force
Moto Z Play (Both Droid and International Edition)
Moto G4
Moto G4 Plus


Since the Z series featured the flagship devices from the house of Motorola, it is fully assured that the Moto Z series will definitely get an official OTA update to Android 7.0 and it’s quite obvious that the Z series phones will be the first ones to receive the update in the Moto family.
Moto Z (2016) – XT1635-03
Moto Z Droid
Moto Z Force Droid (2016) (VERIZON EXCLUSIVE IN US)
Moto Z Play (2016)
Moto Z Play Droid
The updated timeline may differ with every carrier but it is fully assured that every model will receive the update by the end of the year.

Motorola Nexus 6 is already receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update.


Moto G series constitute some of the best-selling devices from Motorola, the last two iterations in this series were the G4 (G4 plus and G4 Play) and they are the ones which will possibly get the Android Nougat update.
Moto G3 DUAL SIM (3rd Gen) – XT1540
Moto G (3rd gen) – XT1542/43/45 (BRAZIL AND LATIN AMERICA)
Moto G (3rd Gen) –XT1550 ( ASIA AND AUSTRALIA)
Moto G TURBO EDITION (2015) – XT1557
(Update Moto G 3rd Gen to Android 7.1 Nougat Via CM 14.1)
Moto G4 Play (2016) – XT1609 and XT1607
Moto G4 (2016) – XT1625
Moto G4 PLUS (2016) – XT1644
The Moto G4 (2016) and Moto G4 Plus users can possibly get an OTA at the end of November or early December.


The mid segment range of smartphones from Motorola fall in this category, the likes of Moto X-Force, X-Play, X STYLE will definitely be getting the taste of Nougat update.
There is a fair chance that even the Motorola droid series phones of 2015 which are tied exclusively with Verizon will also be updated to 7.0
Moto X Play (2015) – XT1562 
Moto X STYLE (2015) –XT1572
Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen)
Moto DROID TURBO 2 (2015) –XT1580
Moto DROID MAXX 2 (2015) – XT1565
Moto X Force Edition
A possible timeline suggests that the update will be sent over the air by the end of February next year. However, Some devices will get the update before next year.


The pocket-friendly smartphones from the house of Motorola might not prove to be friendly this time, there is not even a little chance that the Currently Existing phones in the E series will get the Android 7.0 update.

List of all the Motorola Smartphone Models receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Update

  • Moto Z (2016)- XT1635-03,
    Moto Z-Droid
    Moto Z-Force (2016),
    Moto Z Force Droid
  • Moto G4 Play (2016) – XT1609
    Moto G4 (2016) – All Models
    Moto G4 PLUS (2016) – All Models
    Moto X Play (2015) – XT1562
    Moto X Pure (3rd Gen)
    Moto X Force
    Moto X STYLE (2015) – XT1572
    Moto DROID TURBO 2 (2015) –XT1580 XT1585
    Moto DROID MAXX 2 (2015) – XT1565
    Motorola Nexus 6 (Already received)

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Motorola Moto series is a budget to high-end smartphone series and this blog is dedicated to all Moto series smartphones including Moto X and Moto Z.


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