As a result, the phone -- which you can buy from Google's online store -- is among the first to update to each ensuing version of its Android software.
In this case, prepare yourself for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
First found on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, Android Nougat offers plenty of great new features compared to Marshmallow and earlier versions.
The likes of split-screen multitasking is not to be sniffed at, nor is the improved resource management which helps to boost battery life.
(You can use them on any compatible network; in the US, that's mostly AT&T and T-Mobile, though Motorola phones will also work with Verizon and Sprint's network technologies.) Motorola continues to crank out Goldilocks phones whose look and feel manage to lure us in, even when the specs are ho-hum.
Alcatel's phone also has an unusual feature: its software flips "up" no matter how you hold it. The sequel to last year's One Plus One improves the phone's design, hardware and software.
We’ll cover those features and explain how to update your handset to the Android Oreo beta.
Android Nougat, released towards the end of 2016, is the best version of Android so far.
First, go to the settings menu on your Android phone.
On most Android mobiles, you simply need to scroll down to ‘About Phone’ at the very bottom of the menu and give it a tap. This will check for Android updates automatically and prompt you to download and install if one is found.
Google has actually already launched its fresh new 2017 version of Android too, known as Android Oreo.