Moto Z Play owners who are also subscribers of Verizon will be pleased as punch to hear that their handsets will, at long last, pick up the Android 7.0 Nougat update after all this while. This means those living in the US will finally play catch up to those living in Brazil and India, as those two countries have already seen the Moto Z Play pick up the Android 7.0 Nougat update earlier last month. Better late than never, so there is no particular reason to complain this time around.
After all, Verizon has already racked up a reputation for being rather slow when it comes to delivering the most recent operating system updates for its collection of smartphones on offer. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge from Verizon just picked up the Android .70 Nougat update earlier this month. One of the very few bright spots of Verizon’s update release efforts have been the Moto Z and Moto Z Force that were first to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Well, now it is the turn of the Moto Z Play to receive the same honor, too.
As with majority of the other Moto devices, this particular update will not introduce any kind of radical changes that the user will be able to see off the cuff. After all, the Moto Z Play did come with stock Android, and so, having the Android 7.0 Nougat update installed would not introduce any kind of bloatware or Verizon-specific updates, which should keep users and owners of the Moto Z Play happy.
With the Android 7.0 Nougat update on the Moto Z Play installed, users will be able to enjoy enhanced multitasking capabilities thanks to the presence of multi-window. There is also the “quick switch” ability in addition to having customizable quick settings as well as tiles from specific apps that run on the Moto Z Play. Apart from that, owners of this smartphone will also pick up bundled notifications as well as improved notification controls.
One particular function in the Android 7.0 Nougat update would be the enhanced Doze mode. As the Moto Z Play has built up quite a lofty reputation for itself when it comes to battery life performance in smartphones, imagine just how much longer the Moto Z Play is able to last when it has the Android 7.0 Nougat update installed. If you are rocking to Verizon with the Moto Z Play, then you would have to wait for your turn as the Android 7.0 Nougat update rolls out in the days ahead. Those who are impatient might want to perform a manual update by heading to Settings > System Update.
Do take note that you might want to make a back up of all your important data and information before proceeding with the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Moto Z Play. Murphy has been known to strike when performing system updates on hardware, so why not be safe than sorry?