With Google barely able to upgrade its own Nexus 9 LTE and original N6 to 7.0 Nougat a couple of weeks back, and the Nexus 6P stuck with 6.0 Marshmallow until early September, it felt reasonable to assume third-party OEMs would take even more time than usual “optimizing” the latest (and greatest) OS flavor.
But somehow, it looks like Motorola Lenovo has managed to pull off a super-fast build N rollout for both the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. While it still feels weird to give a pair of mid-rangers precedence over the flagship Moto Z line, it’d be ridiculous to complain when LG, Samsung, Sony, HTC or OnePlus are probably weeks or even months away from bringing a single M-powered device up to date.
It’s also odd that we only heard of a Moto G4 Plus soak test yesterday, and already, the details of the official, wide-scale Android 7.0 Nougat release are up on Motorola’s customer help webpages for India. We’re guessing this kinda-sorta falls under localized experiments of sorts too, although you shouldn’t rule out a global expansion prospectively happening in a matter of days.
The changelog is about as massive as you’d expect, including a multitude of revisions and improvements in departments as varied as productivity, performance, notifications, usability, accessibility, authentication, internationalization, and Moto experiences. But the question remains: is anyone over in India actually seeing the update, either automatically or manually?