Moto M starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat in India

The Moto M is in the news again, this time for finally getting its promotion to Android 7.0 Nougat. It seems Motorola has begun rolling out the update to owners in India.

To recap, the Moto M initially hit the scene back in November last year running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It later made its way to India in December still running the same OS. As can be seen in the screenshot below, the Moto M’s Nougat upgrade weighs in at a hefty 1499MB.

Motorola’s advising users to backup their data in case the worst happens. It’s also recommending they stay on the current interface while the firmware is being downloaded, make sure there’s enough fuel left in the tank, and maintain a constant network connection.

Moto M Nougat

Other than getting a bite out of Nougat, Moto M owners will also be getting the Google Duo video calling app as part of the update package. This could be good news or bad news depending on the user, since some might prefer not to have an extra application floating around eating up valuable storage space.

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FoneArena notes that the Moto M’s previous upgrade had opened a can of worms, triggering microphone, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth issues. The latest one doesn’t specifically mention whether these problems have been resolved yet.

Here’s a quick roundup of the Moto M’s specs:

– Display: 5.5-inch IPS, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (upgradable to Nougat)
– Storage: 32GB/64GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 3GB/4GB
– CPU: 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P15
– GPU: Mali-T860 MP2
– Camera: 16MP rear, 8MP front
– Battery: 3050mAh
– Size: 151.35 x 75.35 x 7.85mm
– Weight: 163g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.1, USB Type-C, A-GPS, USB OTG

You can buy the Moto M via Flipkart or offline stores across India. It’s priced at Rs 15999 for its 3GB/32GB variant and Rs 17999 for its 4GB/64GB one.