Tis the season for timely Android OS updates. Most of the phones that get bumped to the latest version of Android before the end of the year are flagships and other high-end devices, but it looks like Motorola may be bucking the trend a bit with the latest G-series phones. Reports from a small number of users in India indicate that the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are seeing over-the-air Nougat updates.

AP reader Rajat told us that after receiving the NPJ25.93-11 update notification, he checked with Motorola's live chat support to make sure it wasn't a soak test (Motorola's term for beta firmware sent out to a small subset of early users). There's a bit of confusion in the community, you see: the initial soak test for the G4 was back in October, and the release notes for the Android 7.0 update to the G4 and G4 Plus have been posted to Motorola's Indian site for months with no actual OTA to be seen. The security update version in the new release is the patch from November.

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Other G4 and G4 Plus users on XDA-Developers are reporting that the Indian firmware has arrived for their phones. It may be rolling out in small numbers in Brazil as well - the soak test was apparently available to the regional variant - but we've been unable to confirm any standard users there receiving the OTA so far. There's been no indication that the update is incoming in other regions just yet, but we'll be keeping an eye out.

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