By: Meenu Rana, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Friday, January 20, 2017 - 20:13
Last month, Moto X Play was earlier spotted running Android 7.1 on GFXBench.
Last Month, Moto X Play was spotted on GFXBench benchmarking website running Android Nougat operating system. Now, the company has officially revealed that the smartphone will get the Nougat update by the end of January.
While replying to a user's query, Moto Deutschland (Germany) on its twitter handle revealed that Android 7.0 Nougat update will be available for Moto X Play by end of January for Europe region. At the moment, the update seems to be for the SIM-free EU model which means it might take some more time for other models to receive the Nougat update.
Since the Moto X Play was spotted running Android 7.1 on GFXBench, it is expected that Motorola might directly jump to Nougat 7.1 instead of Android 7.0. However, nothing can be confirmed at the moment. Recently, Motorola rolled out the Nougat update for its Moto Z, Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones.
The Android Nougat brings in a bunch of new features including split-screen multi-tasking, more customisable quick settings, better battery life, improved Google keyboard, enhanced notifications and recent applications window. Further, the latest Android OS version also brings in 'Double Tap' on the Recent button to switch between the two most recent apps which comes in very handy at times. For extended battery life, Android Nougat comes with 'Doze on the go' which will get activated even if your Nougat running device is in your pocket.
Just to recall, the Motorola Moto X Play comes with a 5.5 inch display that has full HD (1080p) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Both its models have micro SD card slot of 128 GB capacity. Motorola Moto X Play has the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system and runs on the 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor.
It offers the Adreno 405 graphics processor, 2 GB RAM, 21 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. The rear camera has a f/2.0 aperture and offers Quick Capture, full HD video recording capability, slow motion video recording, 4X digital zoom, Auto HDR, and panorama features. There are two LED lights in the back panel as well. The smartphone offers dual SIM with 4G connectivity, dual band WiFi (a/b/g/n), WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 LE version, GPS with A-GPS, NFC, FM radio, and micro USB 2.0 port. It has a 3630 mAh non-removable battery.