Motorola’s budget phone, the Moto M, is now receiving an OTA update that installs the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
The Moto M was unveiled towards the end of last year and came preinstalled with Android Marshmallow out of the box. After being around for a little over six months, the phone is now receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, but this has so far been confirmed for the Indian market.
Being a major update, the OTA weighs a massive 1.5GB and carries firmware version XT1663_S356_170621_ROW, which not only installs the Nougat OS, but also Google’s voice and video calling app, Duo.
The Moto M, as noted, is a budget phone that packs a 5.5-inch 1080p display screen and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P15 SoC (other region’s variants have an Helio P10). This SoC is then paired with either 3GB or 4GB RAM and it also gets two storage options of either 32GB or 64GB, which can be expanded via a microSD card slot.
The back of the phone has a 16MP camera alongside a dual-tone LED flash and a fingerprint scanner, the first of its kind from Motorola. As for the selfie camera, you get an 8MP shooter. In terms of battery power, the Moto M gives you a decent 3050mAh unit that supports fast charging technology via a USB-C port.
The update is rolling out over the air and as such, it will take some time before all Moto M units get the notification to download it. Also, this update has only been spotted in India, but other markets should also join the party really soon. If you haven’t yet seen the OTA notification, try checking for the OS manually via Settings>About phone>System updates, but do make sure you have a stable Wi-Fi connection and a fully charged battery.