Motorola has posted on their company blog a full list of devices that they plan to upgrade to Android Nougat. The list is reasonably comprehensive although there are some notable devices missing, and should give those of you who have Motorola devices some hope for your phones. The post states that the Moto Z and the 4th generation Moto G will be the first devices to see the update and that will happen in Q4 of this year. As for the rest of the list, there isn’t a specific timeframe given.
Category: Moto X Pure Edition
Over at Amazon, you can pick up a pretty good deal on the Moto X Pure Edition. While supplies last, the online retailer has the Pure Edition in white, with 32GB of storage and the premium Bamboo back for $374.99. That is a savings of about $50 off the regular price of this combination normally on Amazon or on the Motorola site. The Pure Edition is a powerhouse of a device, with a massive 5.7″ display and a 21MP rear camera. This is a true flagship device at a great price.
The updates to devices with Android Marshmallow continues and the Moto X Pure Edition from 2014 is the latest to get it. The news is certainly welcome for those waiting for it but keep in mind that this is for the unlocked variant of the phone only. If you have one that is locked to a carrier, your wait will be a bit longer. The update is a hefty 800+MB so be prepared for a rather lengthy upgrade from Lollipop. As always, I recommend that you have a backup of any important files or photos prior to you starting the update. The update will come to owners as an OTA update and you should start seeing it anytime from today but it could take several days or even weeks for everyone to get it. Manufactures, like Google themselves, tend to stagger these updates to their devices.
The good news is once you do get the update, you will have all the benefits of Marshmallow at your fingertips.
Today over at Amazon you can pick up a great deal on a great Android phone. The Moto X Pure Edition is on sale, today only, with the 32GB unit down to just $349.99, $100 off the regular price. That price makes the 32GB model $50 less than the 16GB model. Amazon includes free standard shipping but you can of course pay extra for faster shipping if needed. The model being sold by Amazon is unlocked and supports a wide range of cellular bands:
- LTE 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 25 / 26 / 41
- WCDMA 1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
- CDMA 800 / 850 / 1900
- GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
For you Verizon users, it also supports VoLTE.
The Moto X Pure Edition is powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor running at 1.8GHz, coupled with 3GB of RAM. It comes with a 21MP rear facing camera and a 5MP front facing camera and has a 5.7″ 1440 x 2560 resolution display. You can also augment the 32GB of built-in storage with up to a 128GB MicroSD card. As the name suggests, the Moto X Pure Edition runs a slimmed down, very close to stock Android experience meaning that you won’t find a lot of replacement apps or bloatware pre-installed. As one who has been running Nexus devices for a while now, there is something to be said for using Android the way Google intended and this phone will give you that experience (remember that Motorola built the Nexus 6 so they know how to do it right).