For those still holding onto a Moto X Pure Edition in the US, you will be happy to know that your device won’t be stuck on Android Marshmallow forever. It appears that Motorola is finally rolling out the much-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Moto X Pure Edition in the US. The company hasn’t made any formal announcement about this software rollout yet, but many Moto X Pure Edition owners in the US are now reporting that they have received this update on their device.
The update is based on Android 7.0, carries build number NPH25.200-22 and also brings along the September’s security patches to the device. We wish Motorola had at least rolled out Android 7.1.1 so that users wouldn’t miss out on features like App Shortcuts and rounded icons. But anyway, it’s still better than running two-year-old Android Marshmallow.
It’s quite surprising to see Motorola rolling out Android Nougat after such a long time. The December 2016 security update was the last update rolled out to the Motorola X Pure Edition; since then there wasn’t a single software update for the device.
The Android Nougat update has been a long time coming for the Moto X Pure Edition. After the Android 6.0 update, it seemed as if Motorola had no intention to provide further software support for the Motorola X Pure. However, to everyone’s surprise, the company rolled out Android Nougat to the Moto X Style in Brazil back in July. And finally, it’s now available in the US, too.
If you’re sporting a Motorola X Pure Edition device in the US, you can look forward to receiving this update in the coming days. However, if you don’t want to wait for the automatic OTA rollout, you can flash the official OTA update zip captured by XDA Senior Member gokart2 from the stock recovery to manually update your device.
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