The latest Android 7.0 Nougat update has been rolled out for Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus a few weeks ago via an on-the-air update.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update came with great features for mid-range phones. Some of the features are Data Saver, Work Mode and a much better Doze Mode. A lot of Android users have already enjoyed the much newer update, Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS, than those Moto G4 and G4 Plus users as the company didn't manage to immediately roll out such update.
According to Mobile N Apps, Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus will not have a specific official release date for the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. Nevertheless, reports claim that these handsets are expected to receive the new OS maybe sometime this year, possibly in the first or second quarter of 2017. Motorola has reportedly started working on the currently installed software update for both Moto G4 and G4 Plus handsets.
The new update comes in with build number NPJ25.93-11 that is compatible for both Moto G4 and G4 Plus. Though, note that this update should be just installed only on supported models Moto G4 handsets with a model number of XT1624 and Moto G4 Plus handsets with a model number XT1643.
This small update will enable its users of restoring their devices back to stock Android Nougat firmware when it is needed.
According to a report on THE ANDROID SOUL, the firmware should be manually installed via Fastboot. Several Moto G4 and G4 Plus variants already received the Nougat update while some regions are yet to receive such as Germany which might be available by the end of January.
Interested users may go ahead and download the Nougat OTA firmware using the links provided below:
Moto G4 Plus XT-1643: XT1624-XT1643_ATHENE_NPJ25.93-11_cid50_subsidy-DEFAULT_regulatory-DEFAULT_CFC.xml.zip