The Moto G4 and G4 Plus were updated to Android 7.0 Nougat more than two months ago, however, other units were still receiving the Nougat OTA updates as recent as early April.
The Moto G4 series has three variants, including the budget Moto G4 Play, however, Motorola has only updated the standard G4 and G4 Plus to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS. This step has left users of the Moto G4 Play in a dilemma, wondering when the handset will be given a similar treat.
Now, according to a new report by Android Authority, the Moto G4 Play will receive the Nougat OTA update somewhere in June, but the exact date is not known at this point in time. In addition, the publication has reasons to believe that the June Nougat update will affect users of the Moto G4 Play in the U.S., but we are optimistic that this release date is meant for other markets as well.
The Moto G4 Play was unveiled in August 2016 and it came preinstalled with Android Marshmallow. Given that it’s a budget phone, it’s indeed a nice gesture from Motorola to make the Nougat update available to the handset, even if it means waiting for a little bit longer. So far, the Lenovo-owned company has already updated the Moto Z flagship and since not so many devices were released under the Motorola brand in 2016, it makes sense that the G4 Play is also part of the Nougat treat.
To remind you, the Moto G4 Play ships with a 5-inch HD display screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz and paired with 1GB or 2GB RAM. The storage is either 8GB or 16GB with room to expand it via a microSD card slot and for the cameras, you get 8MP+5MP on the back and front panels. Keeping the G4 Play alive is a decent 2800mAh battery unit that is charged via a microUSB port. So far, the Moto G4 Play is priced at about $140.