The Moto X Play is apparently on its way to receiving the highly anticipated Android Nougat update in India. The information comes from Moto India’s Twitter account where a representative confirmed that the Moto X Play will receive Android Nougat “soon”. Unfortunately, no exact roll-out dates have been revealed, but the good news is that confirmation for the update’s eventual arrival can now also be found on the official Motorola Mobility India support page.
Earlier this month Motorola published release notes for the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update destined for the Moto X Play, and if there was any doubt regarding the launch of Android Nougat on the Moto X Play in India, users can now rest more easily knowing that the update is on its way for an eventual release. According to the official Moto X Play support page in India, the smartphone is planned for an upgrade to Android Nougat and is currently “pending partner support”. It remains to be seen when the update will land on the device, but once Android Nougat will be distributed, it should introduce the usual range of new features and improvements specific to this particular OS version. This includes split-screen multitasking, improved performance and battery life, and a reworked user interface to name a few. The company’s previous release notes also mentioned the inclusion of Google Duo for video calling and the Android security patch for May 1st, however, keep in mind that release notes for the Indian market may vary.
The Moto X Play was launched in August 2015 around the time Lenovo was merging its smartphone business with Motorola Mobility following the company’s acquisition from Google. The smartphone was released running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and received its first major update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow in less than 12 months of market availability. Spec-wise the Moto X Play features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and conceals a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 system-on-chip under the hood, housing eight CPU cores and an Adreno 405 graphics chip. A 21-megapixel main camera sits on the back panel alongside a dual-LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing sensor caters to selfie enthusiasts. We’ll keep you posted with further developments regarding Android Nougat’s availability for the Moto X Play in India.