It’s 2018, and Verizon is updating the 2016 Moto G4 Play to 2016’s Android Nougat

To be fair, Android 7.1.1 Nougat was released in December 2016. But that still made for a painfully long wait for Verizon owners of the mid-end Moto G4 Play.

Unlocked Moto G4 starts at all-time low $100 in B&H Black Friday Deal Zone today only

It’s a little long in the tooth, but the Moto G4 still feels like a must-buy for seasonal bargain hunters at $99.99 in a 16GB unlocked configuration.

A measly $120 buys you a 16GB Moto G4 now, 32GB variants going for $130

The “regular” Motorola Moto G4 may never be able to officially run Android 8.0 Oreo, but it is powered by near-stock Nougat at just $120 and up.

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HTC transfers some key smartphone units to Google in exchange for a bit of cash. We dissect the deal and cruise through a Tough Spot this week on our show!

No, it doesn’t look like the Moto G4 and G4 Plus will ever get Android Oreo updates

The popular Moto G4 and G4 Plus aren’t even 18 months old yet and they’re still decently powerful, but their odds of scoring Oreos are slimmer and slimmer.

Amazon sells Moto G4 Prime Exclusive edition for lowest prices yet: $120 with 16GB storage, $130 in 32 gig version

Old but not obsolete, the still-respectable Moto G4 starts at $120 on Amazon, with just $10 more scoring you 32GB internal storage space.

Moto G4 Plus with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM available at substantial discount from B&H

Back in the day sold for as much as $300, the 64GB ROM/4GB RAM Moto G4 Plus now costs a measly $180 at B&H Photo Video.

As promised, Nougat starts rolling out to the Moto G4 Play, but surprise, it’s build 7.1.1

Just like Sony, Lenovo seems to be tying up loose Nougat ends before starting work on Android O, with a 7.1.1 update delivered to the Moto G4 Play.

B&H now also discounts 16GB Moto G4 Plus, from $230 to $160

If the 64GB Moto G4 Plus still feels a little rich for your blood, and the G4 Play is too humble, you may want to get your hands on this 16 gig G4 Plus.

Moto G4 Play discounted to $100 outright at B&H, $49 for Verizon prepaid on Amazon

Whether you’re thinking of buying it unlocked, with no strings attached, or designed for Verizon prepaid use, the Moto G4 Play is a steal right now.

Good news, Moto G4 Play users worldwide: your Nougat update is coming soonish

There was a bit of tension and confusion hovering over the low-cost, low-end Moto G4 Play, but all’s well that ends well… in June.

Unlocked Moto G4 Plus reportedly updated to Nougat stateside, and not a moment too soon

Lenovo technically got the Nougat ball rolling for the G4 duo in October 2016 “internationally”, but the US Moto G4 Plus is only now scoring the update.

Moto G4 Plus discounted to $225 by B&H in 64GB variant with headphones bundled in

Almost a full year after its release, it’s still hard to find a better budget Android phone than the Moto G4 Plus, especially at $225.

Republic Wireless, US Moto G4 gets Android Nougat

Indian units have had the update for a few months already, but it’s better to be with than to be without in any case for Moto G4 users’ sake.

Upcoming Moto G5 gets hands-on treatment, Moto G5 Plus rendered for Verizon

Now we know everything there is to know about the fast-approaching Moto G5 and G5 Plus, including the latter’s likely Verizon support.

B&H ‘instantly’ discounts unlocked Moto G4 Play to $130, promo code shaves extra $30 off

With the G5 right around the corner, it’s certainly nice though far from surprising to see the unlocked Moto G4 Play discounted from $150 to $100.

Moto G5 (or G5 Play) strongly expected to feature 5-inch FHD screen, SD430 SoC

In addition to one or two 5.5-inch Full HD Moto G5 variants, Lenovo is also definitely working on at least one 5-inch 1080p flavor.

Moto G5 Plus specs shown to include Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM

Most likely headed to Barcelona for a Mobile World Congress debut next month, the Moto G5 Plus has almost all of its specs prematurely disclosed.

Republic Wireless adds Moto G4 Play to growing roster of affordable WiFi-first phones

At $150, the newly expanded Moto G4 Play is a solid WiFi-first bargain on Republic Wireless with monthly plans as affordable as $15.

Plausible-looking Moto G5 Plus press render confirms Moto Z-inspired design

Lenovo may look to rush the mid-range Moto G5 Plus to market, with decent specs in tow, as well as a surprisingly premium metal build.

Amazon lets you save up to $90 on Prime exclusive Moto G4 for limited time

If you’re okay with Amazon “lockscreen offers” and ads, the 32GB Moto G4 can be yours at just $140, down from a $230 list price.

New round of early Best Buy Black Friday deals includes $50 Moto G4 Play and dirt-cheap Samsung tabs

Best Buy pulls the trigger on a number of Black Friday mobile deals today, selling the Verizon prepaid Moto G4 Play, for instance, at $50.

Korean LG G5 units get Android Nougat first, other territories waiting

LG makes a claim in stating that it is the first manufacturer to roll out an update to a phone that launched with Android Marshmallow. We can’t back it up.

Lenovo 2Q17 earnings continue sliding, net income achieved

Lenovo hopes to be able to see its mobile business group make money by the middle of next year, but progress seen this quarter must continue.

Nougat-ready Moto G4 available for even lower $120 for Amazon Prime members

With a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 2GB RAM and Android Nougat in the cards before long, the $120 Moto G4 Prime Edition is a can’t-miss deal today.