India gets Moto G4 Plus Nougat update

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Update [December 08, 2016]: The soak test for Moto G4 Plus Nougat update started way back in October, but there has been almost nothing on the 7.0 news as regard Moto G4 Plus since then. But today, everything changes, as Motorola finally began distributing the stable version of Android 7.0 update as an OTA for Indian G4 Plus users. The OTA comes as software version NPJ25-93.11.

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Last month Motorola began its soak test of Nougat 7.0 for the Moto G4 and G4 Plus after Motorola announced that they’ll start rolling out Nougat officially by December end for the Moto Z Droid and the Moto G4 sets. There was even a little great bit of confusion when support pages of Motorola India were showing the Nougat update as released for Indian Moto G4 and G4 sets, only to be later denied completely by Motorola Indian twitter accounts, but only after Motorola support Mods had enough of it.

Today a new version of the Nougat soak test, NPJ25.93-2, has surfaced online in Brazil. Two weeks back, the soak test began in Brazil and as of today, it is still available in Brazil only — it’s yet to be made available outside Brazil,which we earlier thought would happen by now.

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Motorola has been soak testing their devices ever since their first generation of Moto X phones was released. Of late, nearly all Android OEMs have begun testing out their major Android update as beta, before rolling out the eventual stable release.

Other OEMs are pretty active too as regards Nougat rollout. LG G5 Android 7.0 build is available as firmware already, while, Samsung on the other hand has only just rolled out a beta update for their flagships the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Sony is also beta testing and provides the Nougat beta through two channels; the Xperia X Nougat update and the Concept for Android program, the later of which is more stable.

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