The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update starts rolling out for Verizon’s Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid phones through t OTA (over-the-air). This update also includes the July 2017 Android security patch. So, if you are using one of these Motorola smartphones, you can taste all the features of Android 7.1.1 Nougat, such as round icons in the dock and app shortcuts when tapping certain app icons. However, it’s still unclear when and if the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid phones receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update.
The Moto Z was launched outside the United States, while the Moto Z Droid was confirmed in July to stop at the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. This update includes the automatic installation of the Google Duo video calling app along with other improvements. As the update comes in form of the OTA, you have to wait a bit longer if your Moto Z or Moto Z Force phone has not yet to receive the update as it needs a time before hitting all the devices. However, if there is not any update notification, you should check manually if the update is now available by going to Settings on your phone. Here, tap on the About Phone section and select System Updates option where you can download the package if it’s available. But you should make sure to keep your phone to at least 50 percent battery life before performing the download process. Furthermore, you should also connect your device to a stable Wi-Fi hotspot before starting the download to ensure there is nothing happens.
The Moto Z Droid was first released in September 2016, featuring a 5.5-inch Quad-HD Super AMOLED display. Powering the device is the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood. The chipset packs with 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, which can be expandable via a micro SD card slot, and a 2,600mAh non-removable battery. The phone comes equipped a 5MP front facing camera and a 13MP rear camera and was pre-installed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of box.