Hi @ralphk.ct34iu and welcome to the Community!
Yes, the inability to install certain apps is age related. It’s the age of the Android operating system on the phone rather than the phone per se. It is no longer possible to update Android on your Moto X2. Any reasonably modern Republic compatible phone and any phone currently sold in Republic’s online store would solve the issue.
A potential downside, however, is you would need to give up your current plan. Keeping your grandfathered plan with a new Republic phone isn’t possible. Republic’s new phones require use of Republic’s My Choice plan: Cell Phone Plans â Republic Wireless. In Republic’s words:
“Republic Wireless My Choice is an entirely new offer and has tons of new features like wider range of phones, more timely phone launches, faster Android updates, and a Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) experience. With these features, we’ve also made changes to price points.” Republic hopes you’ll find the value proposition to be appealing.
You might find this Community resource to be of interest when comparing potential new phones: Detailed Supported Phone Features.