Motorola has finally started seeding the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the mid-range Moto M smartphone in India. The smartphone was launched back in December last year, with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system out of the box. According to the screenshot provided by the guys over at FoneArena, the OTA update weighs in at 1.5GB in terms of size. Once you get the update installed on your Moto M, you will notice the software version change to XT1663_S356_170621_ROW. The update comes just days after Motorola rolled out a relatively minor update for the smartphone, bearing the software version XT1663_S141_170607_ROW.
Unfortunately, the screenshot does not include many details regarding the changes that the new update brings. The only thing that the screenshot reveals is that the update comes with the Google Duo video calling app. And while we cannot be sure at this point, it is likely that Motorola has baked in quite a few bug fixes as well. The previous update apparently introduced some serious issues for a few Moto M users, so we do hope that they have been fixed with this new update.
While a detailed change-log isn’t available yet, you can look forward to a host of new Nougat goodies once you update your Moto M to the latest firmware. As some of you might be aware, Android Nougat brings new emojis, an improved Doze mode for better battery life, multi-window functionality, Data Saver, customizable quick settings, direct reply from notifications, bundled notifications, and more. Since Motorola uses an almost non-existent custom skin, you should notice slightly improved performance as well. However, do keep in mind that it is not a good idea to download the OTA update over a 3G or 4G data network. Even though data has gotten a lot cheaper in India thanks to Reliance Jio, we still don’t have many truly unlimited data plans. Another thing to keep in mind is to charge your Moto M to at least 70% before you begin installing the update.
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