After a long wait, Amazon’s Prime exclusive Moto G4 is getting the big update. Owners of the device, with model number X1625, have started receiving an official prompt for an update, bringing them up to Android 7.0 Nougat.
For those who don’t know, Prime exclusive Moto G4 was the US variant that Amazon launched for its Prime members at an exclusive discount of $50. But, there was a catch. Buyers of this specific model had to bear Ads on the device’s lock screen. Many went for the deal, and those lucky users are now eligible for the fresh Android 7.0 Nougat update!
Feature Improvements With Android 7.0 Nougat
The update package is rolling out with build number NPJ25.93-14 and is expected to bring minor performance improvements and a plethora of features. According to the official changelog, Nougat on Moto G4 will bring features like Doze Mode, Multi-Window, one-handed mode, customizable quick settings, improved notification shade and more.
However, it important to note that other than Nougat specific features, the changelog doesn’t mention anything about major fixes. The security patch of the device is also aged (December 2016), but that’s something we can expect to change in future releases.
Either way, Android 7.0 Nougat is still going to improve the Android experience on your Moto G4. The update is being rolled out as an over-the-air update and will show up as a notification on your device. However, if it’s still not available for your phone, you might have to wait bit more until the official release hits your device. As an alternative, you can also check for the update manually by heading over to the settings app. From there, go to “About Device” and then select “Software updates”. If the update is ready for your device, you’ll get a pop to download and install it.
Also, be sure to stay connected to Wi-Fi as you don’t want to lose your precious mobile data for a pretty sizable update!