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Android 7.0 Nougat arrives for the Moto G4, G4 Plus in India

Enjoy the goodness of Nougat!

By Shobhit Varma | Dec 30, 2016, 01.26 PM IST
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Just a week after Motorola pushed the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Moto Z in India, the company has commenced rollout of the Nougat update for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus.

Back in October, a few G4 and G4 Plus users had started receiving the Nougat update. However, Motorola pulled the update for unknown reasons.

As many as 15 Moto smartphones receiving the update
When Lenovo acquired Motorola, there were fears that this would spell an end to the lightning fast android updates Moto users had been enjoying under Google’s ownership.

However, the fears have proved unfounded as the company has promised the Nougat update to as many as 15 of its smartphones. The handsets receiving the update are as follows :

Moto G (4th Gen), Moto G Plus (4th Gen), Moto G Play (4th Gen), Moto X Style(3rd Gen), Moto X Style, Moto X Play, Moto X Force, Droid Turbo 2, Droid Maxx 2, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play Droid and even the almost two year old Nexus 6.

Nougat goodness
The update brings with it Nougat’s split-screen multi-tasking, customisable quick settings, an improved Google keyboard as well as enhanced notifications.

Moreover, Android Nougat also comes with a battery savings feature feature called ‘Doze on the go’ which enables Marshmallow’s Doze mode even when your device is in a pocket.

The Nougat update also brings with it the Android November security patch.

Also read : Motorola Moto G4 Plus review

Moto G4 Plus in detail
The Moto G4 Plus is one of two variants of Motorola's fourth generation Moto G, the firm's bestselling smartphone range ever. In comparison to the regular Moto G4, the Moto G4 Plus features an improved 16MP rear camera with phase auto detection, laser autofocus and a dual LED Flash. It also comes with a fingerprint sensor.

The Moto G4 Plus features a fantastic 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080 pixels) display, with a pixel density of 401ppi. This is the first time a Moto G smartphone has come with a full HD display.The display is also covered with Gorilla Glass 3 for protection.

The Moto G4 Plus is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor paired with a 550 MHz Adreno 405 GPU and either 2GB RAM + 16GB internal storage or 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage. The internal memory can be expanded up to 200GB through a microSD card. It comes with a 3,000mAh battery unit with TurboCharging support that as per Motorola, delivers 6 hours of usage with just 15 minutes of charging.

At a starting price of Rs 13,499, the Moto G4 Plus is a compelling buy, and continues the G series of smartphone's tradition of providing good smartphones at an affordable price. It has a superb display, fast and accurate fingerprint sensor, stock android and performs admirably well. The only negative here are the mediocre cameras and underwhelming battery.

Moto G4 in detail
The Moto G4 features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080 pixels) display, with a pixel density of 401 ppi. This is the first time a Moto G smartphone has come with a full HD display. The three previous generations had to make do with only a 720p panel. The display is also covered with Gorilla Glass 3 for protection.

The smartphone packs a 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. On the imaging front, the Moto G4 features a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP wide-angle front camera for selfies.

The smartphone is powered by a 3,000mAh battery unit with TurboCharging support that as per Motorola delivers 6 hours of usage with just 15 minutes of charging.

Also read : Best Smartphones of 2016 (Under Rs 15,000)

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