TechDroider: Nougat

Official Xposed framework out for Android Nougat 7.x

Official Xposed framework out for Android Nougat 7.1.x versions
The Xposed framework is one of the most loved feature for rooted Android devices. It's a set of tweaks, as the name implies, a framework where other developers can run their own code, known as modules.

It's been a few months since Google launched Android 7.0 and more recently, Android 7.1. After a long wait, Official Xposed Framework for Android Nougat is finally available, Thanks to Developer rovo89.

Xposed is now compatible with both Android 7.0 and Android 7.1 Nougat. All you need is a rooted Smartphone with Custom Recovery (TWRP, for example) installed. Just download the latest Xposed Installer apk and Framework and flash em on your Smartphone.

You can watch the below tutorial on How to Install Xposed on your Android 7.1.1 Smartphones. Download links and other information can be found in the below Video description.



Via: XDA

Moto X Play, Moto G4 Play Enthusiasts are Still Waiting for their Android Nougat Update

Moto X Play, Moto G4 Play Enthusiasts are Still Waiting for their Android Nougat Update
Android O is almost ready for an official release and there we've the Motorola users who are still waiting for Android Nougat update for their Smartphones.

Google released Nougat almost an entire year ago, and few of the Motorola Smartphones including the Moto X Play, Moto X Pure Edition, and Moto G4 Play are still without it. 

Back in October 2016, Motorola did confirmed that Most of the Motorola Smartphones including those three will get Android Nougat and it's almost Mid of August (2017) and the Moto X Play, Moto X Pure Edition, and Moto G4 Play still remains on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a dated security patch level.


All we know at this point is that, yes, Lenovo is testing Nougat on these phone. The company isn’t providing a timetable like it did earlier this year, though. That’s likely because it doesn’t want to give false hope and disappointment to thier customers.

The Droid Maxx 2 is also eligible for Android Nougat update but there is no word on it till date. 

Chances for this category of Motorola customers to receive "Android 7.0" update are slim to none however, due to the fact that the company is currently dedicating its time and resources towards sending out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat to the premier devices of the moment. It won't come as a surprise if the Moto X Play, Moto X Pure Edition, and Moto G4 Play gets the latest version Android 7.1.1 and not the Android 7.0.

That said, it's time for Lenovo and Motorola to release the most awaited Android Nougat update for these Smartphones. If delayed more the users will eventually choose another brand or will end up Installing a custom firmware to update their devices.

Moto Z Play (retbr) gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat with July Security Patch

Moto Z Play (retbr) gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat with July Security Patch
Motorola has finally started the full rollout of Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Moto Z Play with "retbr" Software channel in Brazil.

Apart from the latest July 1st, 2017 Android security patch, Motorola adds Video calling Duo application, Moto Mods v2.0, Stability improvements other interesting features along with Android 7.1.1 Nougat goodiesThe new update features build no. NPN26.118-22.



Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.
Via: Reddit

Android 7.0 Nougat Update for the Moto X Pure Edition is in "final field testing"

Motorola has already started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat software update for the Moto X Force and the Moto X Style. The Moto X Style is exactly a carbon copy of Moto X Pure Edition with minor differences.

According to the latest report, Motorola will begin rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat Software update for the Moto X Pure Edition (North American Variant) pretty soon. But there's no estimated time provided by them. 


“We’re in final field testing and North America is preparing for carrier approvals.” A Moto spokesperson told Talk Android.

Finally, there' some good news for the owners of Moto X PE as they have been waiting for the update since ages now. Motorola might release the Nougat update very soon. So, wait for that.

Moto X Style Nougat OTA captured and available for download

Moto X Style Nougat OTA captured and available for download
Today, we reported that Motorola has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat Software update for the Moto X Style with May Security patch, Video calling Duo application and other Nougat goodies. Well, if you haven't received the update yet, then this recent development might be of interest to you.

A Google Plus user "Milton Fernandez" has managed to capture the Moto X Style XT1572 (DUAL Brazil) Android 7.0 OTA update, meaning that owners of the Moto X Style codename CLARK can install the update right now if they wish to (link to Google Plus post at the bottom of the page). But before you do, there are a few things to consider-


Andre Luis Fontolan has stated that this update can only be flashed on Moto X Style (Brazil variant). It might not work on Moto X Pure Edition (American). Note that this OTA file is for the Moto X Style, so do not attempt to flash it on other devices.

We recommend you to wait for the official OTA, as Motorola has already started pushing the update. The company’s official Facebook handle has also confirmed that the Nougat update will reach the Moto X Style in a couple of weeks, and the Moto X Play in Mid-July

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Moto X Style (Pure Edition) Now Getting Nougat Update in Brazil

Moto X Style (Pure Edition) Now Getting Nougat Update in Brazil
As promised, Motorola has started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Moto X Style (Moto X Pure Edition) in Brazil. 

Moto X Style users living in Brazil have reportedly started receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update with May 1, 2017 Android security patch. Motorola also adds Video calling Duo application, Stability improvements other interesting features along with Android 7.0 goodies.


Moto X Style (Pure Edition) Now Getting Nougat Update in Brazil
For now, only a users living in Brazil have started receiving the latest Android 7.0 update on their Moto X Style. This means that the Android 7.0 Nougat won't be coming to all regions at once.

Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.



If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Update: Moto X Style Nougat OTA captured and available for download

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Moto X Force Nougat OTA captured and available for download

Moto X Force Nougat OTA captured and available for download
A few days back we reported that Motorola has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat Software update for the Shatterproof Moto X Force with latest Security patch, Video calling Duo application and other Nougat goodies. Well, if you haven't received the update yet, then this recent development might be of interest to you.

A Google Plus user "Milton Fernandez" has managed to capture the Moto X Force XT1580 Android 7.0 OTA update, meaning that owners of the Moto X Force codename KINZIE can install the update right now if they wish to (link to Google Plus post at the bottom of the page). But before you do, there are a few things to consider-


Milton Fernandez has stated that this update can only be flashed on devices with December 1, 2016 security patch with Build no. MPKS24.78-8-12. Note that this OTA file is for the Moto X Force, so do not attempt to flash it on other devices.

We recommend you to wait for the official OTA, as Motorola has already started pushing the update. The company’s official Facebook handle has also confirmed that the Nougat update will reach the Moto X Style in a couple of weeks, and the Moto X Play in Mid-July

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Motorola slowly rolling out Android 7.1.1 to the Moto Z Play

Motorola slowly rolling out Android 7.1.1 to the Moto Z Play
Motorola has already rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to its Moto Z's and Moto G4/Plus in most of the regions. However, the company has now started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the mid-ranged Moto Z Play.


Few Moto Z Play users have reportedly started receiving the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update with latest June 1, 2017 Android security patch. Motorola also adds Video calling Duo application, Moto Mods v2.0, Stability improvements other interesting features along with Android 7.1.1 Nougat goodies.


For now, only a few users have started receiving the latest Android 7.1.1 update on their Moto Z Play. This means that the Android 7.1.1 Nougat won't be coming to all devices at once, but selected users will get the update.
Motorola slowly rolling out Android 7.1.1 to the Moto Z Play
Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Thanks ಜಯಂತ್ ಗೌಡ Got the update? let us know in the below comment section!

Unlocked Samsung S7 Edge gets Nougat via Smart Switch

Unlocked Samsung S7 Edge gets Nougat via Smart Switch
It seems that Samsung has finally started out rolling Android 7.0 Nougat for the Unlocked model of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935U) Smartphone.

The latest update is not available through OTA, instead you'll have to manually install it if you want it. To update your unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge manually, you’ll need to download Samsung's Smart Switch onto your device and Windows/Mac computer. You grab the necessary files from Samsung's Website.

The update comes with latest new UX,various performance modes, new notification panel and other interesting features along with Android Nougat goodies. 

Unfortunately, we don't have any information regarding the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 (non-edge). We’ll let you know, once the update is available.

via: XDA

Moto X Style Gets a Soak Test for Android 7.0 Nougat in Brazil

Moto X Style Gets a Soak Test for Android 7.0 Nougat in Brazil


Motorola kept its promise and is still one of the fastest when it comes to updating its devices! Now the company has started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat (Soak test) for the Moto X Style. 

The Soak test weighs in at around 1.3GB and adds many new features including New Moto Actions (One-handed mode) and Android Nougat goodies to the Moto X Style.




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Moto X Style Gets a Soak Test for Android 7.0 Nougat in Brazil


Moto X Style Gets a Soak Test for Android 7.0 Nougat in Brazil

Soak tests are beta tests for device firmware, usually sent to few dedicated members of Motorola's support forum. Public over-the-air updates usually start a few weeks (sometimes months) later. Moto Germany is expected to release the Official OTA for the Moto X family in May, 2017.

Via: Androidpit (Brazil)

Motorola is now updating all Moto Z Play models to the latest Nougat software

Motorola is now updating all Moto Z Play models to the latest Nougat software


Motorola kept its promise and is still one of the fastest when it comes to updating its devices! Now the company has started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat for all the Moto Z Play models. 

We've seen the update coming through Unlocked Moto Z Play "RETUS", Moto Z Play Droid "Verizon", all Canadian carriers including Koodo, Rogers and Telus, and many others. The update is already available for the "RETASIA" and "RETAIL" Moto Z Play since Feb, It weighs around 1GB.

Got the latest update? Let us know in comments!



Via: Reddit


Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note 5 gets Nougat this month, Galaxy A (2016) and Galaxy J in May-July



Samsung has already started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7. 

Now, According to latest roadmap shared by VP of Samsung Electronics Turkey, the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge Plus, Note 5, Galaxy A (2016) series and Galaxy J are the next Samsung devices to receive Official Android 7.0 Nougat update. 



The Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge Plus and Note 5 will get Nougat update this month, while the Samsung Galaxy A (2016) series and the Galaxy J are scheduled to receive Android 7.0 update in May and July respectively.


via: GSMArena

Moto Z Play is now getting Android 7.0 Nougat


After updating Moto Z and Z Force, Motorola has now started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for the Moto Z Play. The new update costs 1121.1 MB and brings new features with Sweetest Android Nougat to the Z Play.

Few days ago, Moto Germany said that the Moto Z Play will get the Nougat update in March, but we can now confirm that the update is now out and is available for users of  the Moto Z Play.



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Android 7.0 Nougat comes out with many new features including Over 1500 emoji support, Multi-Window feature, New Doze, Custom Quick Settings, Direct Boot and More Security!

I just got the latest Nougat update on my Moto Z Play, Comment below if you have or haven't received the update!


Moto Germany: Moto Z Play will get Nougat in March, Moto X family in May

Moto Germany:Moto Z Play will get Nougat in March, Moto X family in May

Few weeks ago, Motorola promised to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat for its eligible devices by January end. It seems that the update has been delayed and now we have official confirmation of the exact date you will see Android 7.0 Nougat in your eligible Moto X Devices and the Moto Z Play.



The Android 7.0 Nougat is already available for the Moto Z, Z Force and Moto G4 Phones, Nougat adds battery optimization, multi-screen support, security improvements and the new Motorola boot animation.

Motorola Germany has tweeted the official date of the new Android 7.0 update rollout for the Moto X family and the Moto Z Play. 
As you can see, the Moto X will get the update until May, while the Moto Z Play will get it in March.



Source: Moto Germany (Moto X | Moto Z Play)

LG G6 to Ditch the Removable Battery in Favor of Water Resistant Properties


As we are closing in towards the MWC 2017, multiple leaks and rumors are coming out regarding the smartphones to be unveiled at the MWC 2017. One amongst the list is the South Korean smartphone manufacturer LG's, G6. 

The company already confirmed that they will unveil the phone at the mega tech show on February 26 and also gave us a glimpse of how the phone looks like by officially releasing a render of the device. Today, we have another rumor coming out from CNET saying that the LG G6 won't feature a removable battery; Instead, the phone will come with water resistant properties. 

Also Read: Moto G5 Plus Renders Showcased By Case Maker

LG is the one brand who are consistently offering removable batteries with almost all of their smartphones including the LG G5 and most recently released LG V20. With this move, the LG G6 will be competing with the likes of Samsung's upcoming phone, Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 7 series of phones. 

The report also says that the LG G6 will feature the most exciting Google Assistant and it will be the first smartphone to feature that as the feature is exclusive to Google Pixel phones. 

Motorola to release Nougat for unlocked Moto Z next month, Moto Z Play in March

Motorola to release Nougat for unlocked Moto Z next month, Moto Z Play in March


Motorola will start rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for unlocked (Sold directly by Motorola) variant of the Motorola Moto Z from next month, while both the Verizon and unlocked versions of the Moto Z Play would get Android 7.0 in March.

We already know that Moto X Play, Moto X Style and Moto Z Play and most of the other Moto devices will get Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of January. While the Moto G4 Play will probably follow Moto X Family and will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat later on.



Nougat adds battery optimization, multi-screen support, security improvements and the new Motorola boot animation. We have already updated our Moto Z to Official Android 7.0 Nougat, take a look- 




Via: AndroidCentral

Motorola will update most of its eligible Moto Devices to Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of January!

Motorola will update most of it's eligible Moto Devices to Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of January!


After updating Nexus 6, Moto Z, Z Force, G4 Plus and G4 to Android 7.0 Nougat, Motorola is all set to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat to other eligible devices. 



When asked by few users about When their Moto Devices will be getting Android 7.0 Nougat Update, Moto_Ger Official twitter account tweeted that the Moto X Play, Moto X Style and Moto Z Play and most of the other Moto devices will get Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of January. While the Moto G4 Play will probably follow Moto X Family and will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat later on.

We have no idea whether Motorola will update "Powered by Mediatek" moto devices to Android 7.0 Nougat, which includes Moto M and Moto E3 Power.

Source: Moto_Ger

Moto X Play to get Android 7.0 Nougat in Europe by the end of January

Moto X Play to get Android 7.0 Nougat in Europe by the end of the month


Motorola kept its promise and is still one of the fastest when it comes to updating its devices! Now we have official confirmation of the exact date you will see Android 7.0 Nougat in your Moto X Play.

The Android 7.0 Nougat is already available for the Moto Z, Z Force and Moto G4 Phones, Nougat adds battery optimization, multi-screen support, security improvements and the new Motorola boot animation.



Motorola Germany has just tweeted the official date of the new Android 7.0 update rollout for the Moto X Play. 



As you can see, the Moto X Play will get the update by the end of this month i.e. January! Currently we have no idea whether this update will be rolled out globally or not!



Source: Moto_Ger

Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out for some Galaxy S7 users

Android 7.0 Nougat is now rolling out for some Galaxy S7 users


After ending up Android 7.0 Nougat beta program late last month, It seems that Samsung has finally started out rolling Android 7.0 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Smartphone. For now, only some users are reportedly getting Official Nougat update on their Galaxy S7.

The update contains G935FXXU1DPLR build no. and features the January Security Patch.

Via: Sammobile

Moto Z Play is Getting New Update, No It's not Nougat!

Moto Z Play is Getting New Update, No It's not Nougat!


Recently Motorola announced Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus. According to earlier reports, the next Motorola device to get Android 7.0 Nougat is the Moto Z Play.

Today, Motorola has started rolling out a new Software update with September Security Patch, bug fixes and few stability improvement for the Moto Z Play.

The Update costs 73.1MB and is rolling out for the Moto Z Play users in India in phases. The New version has build number MPN24.104-56.


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Moto Z Play is Getting New Update, No It's not Nougat!

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