The Moto X Play is making a jump from Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to Android 7.1.1 Nougat in Brazil. According to a report from a Twitter user, the update is now live via OTA. It means that other close by countries will also start receiving the update and thereafter the rest of the globe. Motorola, usually known for fast updates, has been particularly late with this OS upgrade. But to make up for it, Moto X Play users have been treated with v7.1.1 instead of 7.0.
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With this upgrade, the Moto X Play has run out of its lifeline for OTAs as there will be no Oreo for the 2-year-old device. The Moto X Play is a mid-ranger launched in 2015 and got Marshmallow in 2016 and Nougat just now. Another piece of good news is that Motorola has confirmed via Twitter the update will soon hit India too.
Speaking of Android Nougat features, Moto X Play users will now be able to use multi-window, a cleaner looking UI, better notifications, quick reply, an improved Doze mode and lots others. Especially, the double tap on the Recent button to quickly switch to the most recent app is a great feature to have.
As regular advice, we highly recommend you check your phone’s internal storage, battery and WiFi connections before updating. Also, take a backup if need be. And if you want to look for the Nougat update manually, head to Settings > About> Software.