Google has just released the Android 7.0 Nougat update, prompting questions about when devices would receive the firmware. Oftentimes, it takes a while for OEMs and carriers to update product lines, but fortunately for third party developers, LG and Moto users now have the option to update to Android Nougat.
Moto G 1st and 3rd Generation Android 7.0 Nougat ROMs
Update releases for Android devices often take a while before they are released. This becomes a problem for most owners who want to take advantage of the new firmware option.
Despite Google’s pressure on companies to catch up with releases, users have yet to see improvements in the rollout. Fortunately, there are third party developers who provide ROMs that allow Android users to update devices even without the official OTA.
Android Nougat ROMs have been surfacing for a number of devices including Nexus 4, OnePlus One, OnePlus 3, and much more. This time, XDA folks have released Nougat-based ROMs for two variants of Motorola’s best-selling Moto G.
According to 9to5Google, the first ROM is for the 1st generation Moto G. The unofficial CyanogenMod 14 ROM is available for the 2013 Moto G (codename “falcon”). However, it is important for users to note that the update is currently in alpha status, which means it is not daily driver material. Nonetheless, users should not worry too much as the developer seems to have a hold of things.
The second update is available for the newer Moto G particularly the 3rd generation from 2015. The ROM is based on AOSP, not CyanogenMod 14.
LG G3 Update
As for LG users, the LG G3 can also now be updated to the Android Nougat firmware. Since the device is no longer eligible for the official update, users only have a custom ROM as a choice. According to International Business Times, XDA also provides a similar custom ROM for the LG device based on the AOSP (Android Open Source Project).