Update (02/14): Moto G4 Play users in Brazil starting seeing Android 7.1.1 Nougat back in January, and it’s now arriving through Verizon in the US. The update was spotted by Android Police while Verizon has also updated its official software updates page to announce the rollout.

The update arrives with build number MPIS24.241-2.35-1-17 and brings all of the typical Nougat features like multi-window support and improved notifications. It also includes the December 2017 security patches with the Krack exploit fix.

The download comes in at 1 GB so hopefully you’ve still got enough space for it on your handset. Look out for it arriving to your device over-the-air soon and we’ll keep an eye out for the rollout with other carriers in the coming weeks.

Welcome to the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 Play Android update tracker page. This page covers all major software news for the Moto G4 family and will be updated regularly with new information.

The Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus tend to receive their updates simultaneously – or at least very close together — while it looks like the same Moto G4 Play updates could follow some months later. That seems to be the case for Nougat, but we’ll keep an eye on the situation going forward. For now, they’re all being bundled together in this article.

We recommend you bookmark this page so you can stay up to date with the very latest updates. Note that we won’t be covering general security patches in our list.

Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 Play Android Nougat update

The first sighting of Android Nougat for the Moto G4 and G4 Plus was in India midway through December, 2016. This appeared on a handful of devices before the official rollout started just before the new year.

It was then quiet on the update front for a couple of months before speculation of its imminent deployment arose in early March. The update then rolled out to the Moto G4 Plus at the end of the month bringing unlocked devices in the US up to Android Nougat with a 741 MB package; the same rollout on the regular G4 occurred around the same time.

The Moto G4 Play Nougat update didn’t begin arriving until January, 2018. This first updates landed in Brazil, before rolling out with Verizon in the US.

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Unlocked US Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 Play update:

  • March 31, 2017, Lenovo rolls out Android Nougat to Moto G4 Plus in the US.

International Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 Play update:

  • December 29, 2016, Lenovo rolls out Android Nougat to the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus in India.
  • June 19, 2017, Lenovo rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat soak test to the Moto G4 Play in Brazil.
  • January 5, 2018, Lenovo rolls out official Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA to Moto G4 Play in Brazil.

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