Back in November, Moto and Verizon finally began seeding customers with Android 7.0 Nougat for the Moto Z and Z Force. It was unclear when the youngest of the trio, the Z Play, would get the same update, but according to Verizon, Nougat is now headed to the handset we called an absolute battery beast.

Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update for your Moto Z Play Droid Edition. Android™ 7.0 Nougat improves your mobile experience with new battery-smart features and multitasking enhancements.

As you can see in the screenshots above, the Z Play will be getting all the standard Nougat stuff like multitasking, Doze on the Go (a feature that’s probably not necessary for this particular smartphone), better notification management, and easier-to-navigate Settings. Its software looks identical to that of the standard Z and Z Force, while optimizations for better performance and battery life are likely still in place.

Build number NDNS25.137-24-1-2 is the one being rolled out to Z Play Droid users on Verizon’s network, while unlocked users have yet to receive the new software. If you wanna see if you have the update yet, head over to Settings > About phone > System updates. Be sure to plug in your phone and jump on a Wi-Fi network before downloading and installing. You may regret it otherwise.


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Posted by Max Buondonno

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  1. […] A few days ago, Verizon began rolling out Android Nougat to the Moto Z Play Droid Edition. It was unclear at the time when unlocked users of the handset would gain this update, but it looks like that time has come at least according to multiple users. […]

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