Motorola has started Android 7.0 Nougat soak test for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus in India and Brazil, which means owners of these two devices will get the Android 7.0 Nougat update in the coming weeks (usually soak test will complete with in two or four weeks). It seems that Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus will be the first non-Google devices to get Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Android 7.0 Nougat update brings various new features, performance boost, usability features, security update and new Moto experiences to Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. For example, Doze on the Go improves battery life, multi-window mode, app quick switch, custom quick settings, lock screen wallpaper, emergency information, etc. will enhance the usability.

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Besides Android Nougat native features, the update will also bring Moto experiences, such as the new Moto action and Fingerprint sensor for screen lock for Moto G Plus only. Read more about the update at Motorola website here.

If update notification does not appeared on your device, you can check it manually by going to Settings > About Phone > System Update. If update found, select ‘Yes, I’m in’ and after the software is downloaded, select ‘Install now’.

Tech-savvy Moto G4 Plus owners in India can install the Android 7.0 Nougat update right now manually. An XDA contributor rahulsnair has managed to capture the soak test firmware, which you can install on your device.

Note that, this is version of firmware is released for testers, so you may experience issues while using it.

Installation Instruction

1. Download the Android 7.0 OTA zip file for Moto G4 Plus from here and save the file on internal memory

2. Now, boot your phone into stock recovery mode.

3. Select ‘Apply Update from Sdcard’, and then choose the downloaded firmware.

4. Once completed the installation, reboot your phone. (Source)