In April, a report surfaced pointing out that the budget Moto G4 Play will join the Nougat party somewhere in June.
Well, it’s mid-month and according to the latest reports, the Lenovo-owned brand has just started releasing this update to the Moto G4 Play as promised. One thing that will surprise many, though, is that unlike other Motorola devices or rather the Moto G4 series that was first updated to Android 7.0 Nougat, Motorola has jumped straight to the newer v7.1.1 as far as the G4 Play is concerned.
The update weighs about 640MB, which is a decent size considering that the phone only comes with a measly 8GB of internal storage, although some variants have 16GB. Apparently, the OS is now rolling out in Brazil and also installs a new Android security patch for the month of June.
This is great news for Moto G4 Play users for the new OS promises enhanced performance, new features as well as bug fixes to previous issues on the phone. If you own the G4 Play, watch out for the OTA update in the coming days.
Since the OS has just started rolling out in Brazil, it will definitely take time before hitting other markets across the globe. However, you may try your luck by heading to Settings>About phone and search Motorola’s servers for a manual update.
The Moto G4 Play was announced in May 2016. It ships with a 5-inch HD display, a Snapdragon 410 SoC, 1GB/2GB RAM and 8GB/16GB storage. The back has an 8MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, autofocus and 1080p video recording while the front has a 5MP lens with the same aperture. There’s a 2800mAh battery to keep the phone alive, which is removable.