Android 7.0 Nougat was unleashed upon the masses in the final quarter of last year, and obviously, the regular devices from Google picked it up first before the rest of the smartphone manufacturers and mobile carriers followed suit. Each mobile carrier has its own set of strengths and areas where they can improve on, and Verizon has more or less choked when it comes to releasing new operating system updates for their stable of handsets -- especially when it concerns Motorola’s Droid range of smartphones. Verizon’s track record in rolling out updates are a mixed bag for the Droid family, with selected updates arriving fairly quickly, while others do seem to take their own sweet time, requiring months before hitting the customer’s respective devices.
Well, when it comes to the Droid Turbo 2 from Motorola which was released in the year 2015, it is always a case of better late than never. At long last, the Android 7.0 Nougat update is now available on this particular smartphone. Owners of the Droid Turbo 2 ought to take note that this particular version of Android 7.0 Nougat will be close to a stock version of Google’s mobile operating system, which will bring with it features that many Android Nougat handsets now boast -- from multi-window to bundled notifications, new, editable quick settings, as well as different kinds of tweaks and changes made to the user interface, not to mention features from other versions of Android.
If you are still rocking to the Droid Turbo 2 and are with Verizon at the moment, do take note that this particular update will carry the version number 25.11.1/kinzie_verizon.verizon.en.US -- just so that you do not end up downloading some fake malware from online, or are duped into installing some other unofficial version. Along with the Android 7.0 Nougat update, it will also bring along the Android security patch that rolled out at the end of last year. Of course, if you are expecting Android 7.1 Nougat, then you would definitely be disappointed since the buck stops at Android 7.0 Nougat for the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 on Verizon. Ah well, something is still better than nothing, right? It will not be on par with the other Nexus and Pixel devices though, but that is understandable since this is a far older device.
For those who are making use of the Droid Turbo 2 as your daily communications device, you might be impatient when it comes to obtaining this update. If that is the case, then how about checking it out manually? You will be able to do so by heading into Settings > About > System Updates in order to pick up the OTA. If you are the patient type, then it certainly does not hurt at all to wait for a few more days, especially taking into consideration how long you have already waited since the end of last year until now.
You can read more about the other Android Nougat update release schedule for Motorola devices here.