Lenovo's Moto brand back in October revealed a list of devices that would receive Android 7.0 Nougat update. The company confirmed that the Moto Z lineup and the Moto G4 would be the first ones to receive the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update. Motorola's Moto X Play was also promised to receive Android 7.0 though if a new leak is to be believed, the handset may directly receive the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update.
The Motorola Moto X Play has been spotted running Android 7.1.1 Nougat in GFXBench benchmark listing. The handset spotted in the benchmarks can be expected to be under the company's soak test, which is Motorola's process of releasing the update to select users for verifying and fixing any issues, and then rolling it out the general public. Considering that there has been no announcement from Motorola regarding the Android 7.1.1 update, it may take few weeks for the rollout to happen. The company is also expected to introduce few Moto-specific software features in the Android 7.1.1.
To recall, Android 7.1.1 Nougat update started rolling out to compatible Nexus and Pixel devices last week. The new update also included the monthly Android security update for December. The Android 7.1.1 was touted as "an update to Nougat" by Google and added new emojis that would reflect gender equality.
Apart from emojis, Google also added support for GIF images directly from keyboard on supported apps. Google Allo, Google Messenger, and Hangouts are some of the apps that will support GIF images. The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update also brings app shortcuts directly from home screen. Users can launch actions on any apps by simply long pressing the app icon.