Moto G4 Play will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat in June

Vlad, 20 April 2017

Of the three G4-branded phones it launched last year, Motorola has already updated the G4 and G4 Plus to Android 7.0 Nougat. The software rolled out in some markets last October, and made its way to the US in March.

But what about the G4 Play? The cheapest and lowest-end G4 is still on Marshmallow, and you may have expected things to stay that way given its affordability. Software update expectations are generally low in that price bracket. Yet Motorola begs to differ.

The Lenovo-owned company has confirmed to Android Authority that the G4 Play will indeed get its very own taste of Nougat. This will be released at some point in June, at least for devices sold in the US. It's unclear when (or if) the update will become available for G4 units purchased elsewhere.

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  • Martin Caballero

Mine (XT1601, unlocked) received the 7.1.1 update and April 2018 Security Patch last Friday. Talk about a looooong update rollout. It came one year after the announcement! So if your haven't got the update yet, don't freak out. It will come.

  • tal

2018/03 and still no Android update. Last security update is from 2017/08. Screw Lenovo/Motorola.

  • Steve

Good to hear N is coming to the G4 Play but disappointed it's taking so long. Got two running in my family's fleet. Thinking of a G5 Plus but purchase is contingent on N first being delivered to the G4 Play. Seeing is believing as I've been burned be...

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