The Moto Z Play is all set to get updated to the much-awaited Android 7.0 Nougat this January.

The Moto Z Play, is currently running on Android Marshmallow, and now according to a tweet from Moto Deutschland, the smartphone will soon get a taste of Android N.

The company confirms that the update for the Moto Z Play will be pushed out in late January.

Earlier in December 2016, Moto Deutschland shared the roadmap of the Android 7.0 Nougat update for a gamut of Moto devices. At the time, the company affirmed that the Moto Z Play will benefit from the update a month later in January 2017. The Moto X line would follow suit, and then it would be the turn of the Nexus 6.

The Motorola line of phones had faced few issues while company was looking to get the update out. Finally, the company has been successful to roll out the latest updates as promised.

The company shared why it took so long for it to come up with the update. Since Wi-Fi certification is a pre-requisite for a Nougat update, Motorola had been waiting to receive it. With that done in December 2016 for the Moto Z Play, the company does not have any issues pushing out the Android Nougat version.

This news was first leaked through Twitter with not many specifications and features mentioned. The only piece of information that one had come across was that this Moto device support 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi.

As software updates becomes a crucial factor for the gadget freaks, it is best to implement the changes while it is available.

Specs And Features

The Moto Z Play is considered to be one of the best mid-range smart devices at present. It has a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, and 3 GB of RAM and a storage capacity of 32 GB.

Android 7.0 Nougat Release Date

While Moto Deutschland does not offer an exact date of release for the software update in the United States, Koodo Mobile — a Canadian carrier — has revealed that the Android N update will start rolling out on March 4. However, the carrier's upcoming software updates listing disclaims that this date is "approximate and subject to change."

With January's end almost upon us, we will soon know whether the software update will indeed make its way to the Moto Z Play as promised.

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