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Motorola Moto G4 Plus News: Device Gets Better Doze, New Emojis After Android 7.0 Nougat Update

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Motorola Moto G4 Plus users are starting to get the Android 7.0 Nougat update on their devices. The update began in India, with other regions getting the software mere days after.

The Moto G4 Plus, which was launched in May 2016, is available in Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Consumer Cellular. Android 7.0 Nougat allows users to download new builds in the background. Booting the Moto G4 Plus after it gets upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat will automatically load the build, Phone Arena reported.

The Android 7.0 Nougat update also introduces a better version of Doze, which reduces battery consumption of apps when the device is not being used. In addition, the software update brings the new Unicode 9 emoji, as well as the multi-window mode that allows two apps to be used at the same time. The apps will be able to run side-by-side, or with one atop another.

To update the Moto G4 Plus to Android 7.0 Nougat manually, access your device's Settings > About Phone > Software Update. Ensure that the smartphone is connected to a Wi-Fi network before updating.

Also, the device should have a full charge because it gets updated to a new software version. It's dangerous for the handset to shut down in the midst of the update because it might get bricked or worse.

The Moto G4 Plus is equipped with a 16 MP primary camera, a 5 MP front-facing snapper, a fingerprint reader, and a TurboPower charging feature that provides the device with six hours of power in just 15 minutes. The handset, which starts selling at $250, has a 5.5-inch Full HD display and is water-repellent.

The Moto G4 Plus' specs and features are considered notable despite its mid-range price point. According to The Indian Express, OS updates don't typically come in phones in the budget range but, as what we're reporting, the Moto G4 Plus has been treated to Android 7.0 Nougat lately.

The Moto G4 Plus' camera is "one of the best at this price range" and is capable of capturing colors like pinks and reds better than other mid-range phones, The Indian Express added. It also has a "near-stock" Android version, a strong battery life, but the handset's low-light camera performance is mediocre, NDTV noted.

Are you liking the Android 7.0 Nougat update so far? Share your thoughts below!

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