Motorola released the Moto X Play (Droid MAXX 2 in the US) back in late 2015. Introduced as one of the phones with the longest battery life, the phone got great reviews. The phone came running Lollipop and then it got Marshmallow some months later. Will it get Android Nougat now?
In this article, we will talk about moto X Play and Droid MAXX 22 Nougat update
We have good news for you all. The answer is YES, your phone will get the Android Nougat update by the end of the year, IF you have the moto X Play version, not the Droid version. The phone was launched in 2015 and Google's policy of software updates cover 18 months past its release, and moto X Force is covered here. Don't expect it to get Android O, though, as N will be its final update.
Droid MAXX 2
Bad news for you guys! You WILL get the update, but it will most likely come in mid 2017, considering it got Marshmallow some weeks ago, very late into the game. That's Verizon's speed with updates. But you will get it afterall.
There's some good news if you love custom roms: although developer support is limited, you will see custom ROMs released by the end of the year for moto X Play, since its developer support is quite large, although not much for Droid Maxx 2 since it's got a locked bootloader and limited developer support, so if you have the X Play you will be able to play with all the new features that come with Nougat and some developer features. Custom ROMs won't support the Moto apps, though.
We will keep this post updated through the rest of the year to update you with all the news about the update. Moto X Play will likely see most of the popular roms like CyanogenMod 14 and others available as soon as they are released. Droid Maxx 2 won't see much until early-mid 2017.
As we told you some hours ago, moto X2 and Droid Turbo from 2014 won't get Nougat officially, because its update would degrade its performance. Same will happen to Droid Turbo from 2014. But 2015 Moto phones will get Android Nougat for sure!