Android Nougat is still relatively new, and very few phones have officially been upgraded to it thus far. However, in the past few hours, we've been seeing reports by multiple tech sites that the mid-range Moto G4 and G4 Plus are now receiving Android 7.0 Nougat in various countries; this is completely false. While the G4 Plus has received a Nougat soak test, the software has not officially been released in any region yet.
A few days ago, some Moto G4 Plus owners in Brazil began to receive Nougat via a soak test, but as far as Motorola's knowledge goes, that's the only instance of Nougat they've released for the G4 line.
One instigator of these untrue posts is a link containing Android 7.0 Nougat release notes for the G4 and G4 Plus that was somehow discovered on Motorola's website. Well, guess what? That's not evidence of an official rollout; it's just a page with features that is intended to be posted when the update does go live.
Then, several Indian members of the Motorola Community forums began posting about how they'd received the update on their G4 Pluses. Several admins, who are doing quite a bit of damage control on the forums, have been repeatedly saying that Nougat has not been released for Moto G4s in India. They don't know if this is because of a mistake by Moto/Lenovo, or if some software was leaked. (One admin is even threatening to ban users who keep posting about it.) We reached out to Moto India on Twitter for further confirmation, and they replied with this:
@ArtemR Sorry for any confusion, but Nougat is not yet released. When it is you will receive a notification on your phone. Thanks-Maya
— Moto India (@Moto_IND) October 22, 2016
Despite these efforts, the Indian Nougat OTA file for the G4 Plus got out, and several XDA threads have revealed that the OTA file can be used flawlessly on multiple G4 Plus variants. The file can apparently also be flashed on the standard G4, but some important things such as WiFi will be broken.
Motorola has previously stated that the Moto G4 and G4 Plus will begin receiving Nougat in Q4 2016. Yes, it is already the fourth quarter (we're only three weeks in), but Motorola still has until the 31st of December to deliver on its promise.