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.
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).
The good news about Android Marshmallow updates keeps on coming. We know that Nexus devices are getting the update next Tuesday while the HTC One M8 and One M9 will get it before the end of the year. Samsung has a list of devices to and now we can add Motorola to the list of OEMs who are committing to the update.
Today on their blog, Motorola released the list of devices they plan to offer the Android Marshmallow update to over the coming weeks and months and it is a pretty nice list all-said.
So there have been a lot – and I mean a lot – of new devices the past few weeks. Some have been great, some not so great but most have had some pretty spiffy wallpapers to go with them. One of those is the Moto X Play and I’ve managed to get the stock wallpapers for this device and put them up on the Wallpaper page.
Earlier today Motorola made several new device announcements, chief among them is the new Moto G 2015 model. The mid-range phone has reasonable specs for a phone that starts at only $179 and it can be completely customized using the Motorola Moto Maker service on their website. The Moto G 2015 is the latest update in a successful series of devices for Motorola and this new Moto G comes with some nice updates.
For those of you who have a Motorola Moto X 2013 edition, rejoice. Lollipop is coming your way. Android Central has confirmed with Motorola’s David Schuster that the phone will be receiving the latest build of Android in a matter of weeks. It is good news for those who have the popular device, especially in light of other manufactures not updating their 2013-era devices.
While a specific date was not provided on when the update will hit the Moto X 2013, it should be just a matter of weeks.