The Moto G4 Play is a great budget phone, but it has been faced with lots of uncertainties when it comes to software updates.
Back in June 2017, Lenovorola rolled out the first Android 7.1.1 Nougat update to the Moto G4 Play in Brazil, but this was a soak test. More than six months later, the Chinese OEM started rolling out a stable version of the OS in the same region and it’s only now that those on Verizon Wireless can enjoy the same privilege.
As of this writing, Moto G4 Play users on Verizon are now getting the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the same version as other markets. Besides installing Nougat, the update also brings December 2017 Android security patch and fixes to the KRACK vulnerability.
The update carries software version NPI26.48-38 and since it’s a major OS upgrade, be sure to connect to the internet via a Wi-Fi connection.
This is an OTA update and thus it’ll take a few days before all Verizon users of the Moto G4 Play receive the prompt to download and install the OS. Rather than wait, you can try a manual update via the Settings > About phone menu.