Motorola is one of the many Android OEMs that are fighting hard to update their devices with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat, but it seems the Lenovo-owned company has some other ideas in mind.
Like Samsung, it is emerging that Motorola will jump skip the update to Android 7.0 Nougat and instead come in with the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Earlier this year, the tech giant had confirmed that it will update a number of its devices with the latest Android Nougat OS, among them the Moto X Play. But as it seems, the 2015 midrange handset will make the switch directly to the newer version of Nougat.
The latest developments come from a leaked benchmark spotted on GFXBench and if the leak is anything to go by, it should mean that the Moto X Play update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat is not far away. Still, don’t get your hopes too high as it is possible that the leaked images could be for a Moto X Play handset that is undergoing the usual soak tests carried by the company before rolling out a major software update. Here, the update is usually released to select devices for testing purposes and later on, the stable version is released to the entire community.
Motorola has not confirmed anything yet regarding when or if this update is currently rolling out, but the Moto X Play is part of the devices to receive the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. A recent report surfacing from India has also claimed that the Moto G4 and G4 Plus are receiving the latest Android 7.0 Nougat alongside November’s Android security update, but this is not official yet as there are no OTA files available for download.
Motorola was one of the fastest when it came to rolling out Android Marshmallow to compatible devices back in 2015. The company is looking to keep this pace as far as Android Nougat is concerned, but there’s heavy competition from other Android OEMs as they push towards updating their devices as fast as they can.