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Moto X Pure Edition finally gets long-promised software update

by Justin Herrick | September 28, 2017September 28, 2017 1:00 pm PDT

It’s a monumental day for owners of the Moto X Pure Edition in the United States. Their phones are now receiving a software update that ushers in Android 7.0 Nougat.

Motorola first promised the 2015 phone would get Nougat by June. Well, that came and went despite a soak test taking place in in March and April. The Moto X Pure Edition in select markets actually got Nougat a few months ago, but the U.S. variant was left out. A Motorola spokesperson said in June that the software update was in “final field testing” before blaming carriers on the delay during the summer months.

Today is September 28, and the software update is two whole seasons late. But at least the Moto X Pure Edition in the U.S. finally has Nougat even if it’s not the most recent build of the now-oudated version.

It should be assumed that the software update for Android 7.0 Nougat is the last to hit the Moto X Pure Edition. If you’re searching for a new phone, don’t expect something drastically different from Motorola in 2017 and beyond. Its phones are still slow to be upgraded to higher security patch levels and new versions of Android.

Other companies do a much better job staying on top of software updates for their high-end and mid-range devices.

If you’re hanging on to a Moto X Pure Edition today, we applaud you. It can’t be easy living with such a beautiful phone that’s been stuck on outdated software.


Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...

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