It looks like Motorola is making preparations to roll out the big Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Moto X Style, also known in the US as the Moto X Pure Edition. A new report claims that a few owners of the Moto X Style in Brazil are being invited to a Nougat soak test for the phone.

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Motorola Moto X Pure Edition (Moto X Style) review

November 18, 2015

According to TechDroider, the download file size for the Nougat soak test is 1.3GB. In addition to adding all of the features included in the latest version of Android, it also reportedly adds some new Moto Actions, including a one-handed mode.

Currently, the soak test in Brazil is available for people who have registered their Moto X Style with the Motorola Feedback Network.  It’s likely that this soak test will be followed up by a full over-the-air update that will be rolled out worldwide over the next few weeks and months.

The Moto X Style was first announced in late July 2015, and launched in the US as the Moto X Pure Edition in the fall of 2015. The phone has a 5.7-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, and 3GB of RAM. It also has a 21MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera and a 3,000mAh battery.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we hear more about the Moto X Style’s Nougat update.

John Callaham
John was a newspaper reporter before becoming a technology and video/PC gaming writer in 2000. He lives in Greer, SC with his wife and five cats.
  • Ronald Sims

    You are so late to the party it’s almost over

    • Arvind

      I know…. but better late than never.. I only hope that it is bug free when it gets released.. being late and full of bugs will be a real bummer… 😁 keeping my fingers crossed..

  • Arvind

    finally… some good news… I was so hopeful when I saw an update notification last week, buyout that turned out to be the security update… I’m glad Motorola hasn’t still forgotten their moto pure users😁

  • Major Sceptic

    Gee the whole page reloading constantly for adds is really annoying.

  • Eric Wang

    So Lenovo has acknowledged the existence of pre Levono Motorola devices, when’s the G3 getting Nougat?

  • AleksoBre

    Took ’em long enough…

  • Scott Lowe

    I was very interested in getting the 2015 Moto X Pure because they can be had for a little over $200 now, and it will get Nougat. But a friend of mine has one, and he also had the 2014 Moto X, which I have now. He told me the 2015 X is glitchy, and laggy, and the potential for screen bleed issues is real, as I’ve seen one at Best Buy on display with serious bleed. In comparison, my friend loved the 2014 X. I’m wondering if I should just flash LineageOS onto my current phone, and not bother with buying the 2015 model.

    • Marty

      I have both the Moto X 2014 and Pure and love them both. The Pure is a sweet phone that I just recently unlocked and flashed LineageOS. But as far as lag goes, I never saw it except in one game called Hocus. With LineageOS, even that small amount of lag is gone.

      Be aware, though, that the 2014 uses an OLED display and the Pure, an LCD. Viewing angles and blacks won’t be as good with an LCD than an OLED. But there’s nothing I see wrong with my Pure’s display. It’s gorgeous.

      • Arvind

        Hey Marty… non related question… would installing lineageOS make android pay unusable? I use android pay a lot and don’t want to lose that feature. From what I’ve heard, rooting the phone does make android pay unusable… Please let me know. Tnx

        • Marty

          It does make AP unusable. But there’s a fix. I can’t verify the fix, though, because I haven’t tried it. But it involves flashing a zip in custom recovery.

          Also of interest, LineageOS is working on a fix themselves.

          • Arvind

            awesome, Thanks for getting back!!

    • Dusty

      The Moto X pure is awesome just don’t get the 16 GB model unless you don’t need internal storage for apps.

  • Lucy

    Still waiting for the update on my Moto x force.


    anybody know when Moto x play will get nougat

  • John Calvagno

    Very happy with my Moto X Pure. Glad to see we’re getting Nougat soon.

    A lot of people complain about Motorola/Lenovo but it seems most manufacturers abandon there phone after 1-2 yrs. If you want guaranteed updates get a Pixel/Nexus

  • Josh Brackelsberg

    My unlocked Moto g play is the best phone I’ve ever had by far. A little buggy, but cheap price, great ratings and reviews, and great overall features attracted me to take a chance on it.

  • Prime

    I’ve been a Motorola customer since before Android. The Moto X Pure will be my last Moto phone. This Nougat update as been unacceptably slow, especially for a phone with nearly stock Android. I’m moving to Pixel phones.

  • Jose Salce

    Moto X Pure started receiving Nougat update this week.