Despite leaving the device off of its list of phones to be upgraded, Lenovo has confirmed that it will be upgrading its Moto G4 Plus handset to the latest version of Android, 8.0 Oreo.
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Six months after Lenovo announced that it would bring Android 7.0 Nougat to the Moto G4 and G4 Plus, the update is finally making its way to unlocked models of the G4 Plus in the United States.
Five months after Lenovo announced details of its Android 7.0 rollout for the G4 and G4 Plus, the update is finally heading to the US - but it doesn't include the latest security patches.
It seemed Nougat was being released for the Moto G4 and G4 Plus back in October, but the general rollout never materialized... until now. Android 7.0 has now started making its way to both handsets.
Motorola has officially announced that its Android 7.0 Nougat update has begun rolling out to the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. You can find out what to expect from the update on the two handsets here.
Motorola says that it will begin upgrading its Moto Z and G4 handsets to Android 7.0 next quarter - but it's not yet saying anything about its Nougat plans for the other devices in its range.
The Moto G4 Play, the cheapest variant of the Moto G4 is now available through various carriers in Canada at a starting price of $199. The device is expected to launch in India soon as well.
The unlocked versions of the Moto G4 and G4 Plus can now be pre-ordered from Motorola's website in the US, and retailers such as Best Buy and B&H are offering a $50 gift card with each order.
Lenovo has launched the Moto G4 and G4 Plus smartphones at its event in New Delhi just now, the devices will initially go on sale in India and Brazil before expanding to other markets.
Motorola might be launching the fourth-generation Moto G earlier than expected, as the company has sent out invites for an event on May 17 in New Delhi that "you wouldn't want to miss".