Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Update now rolling out to Unlocked Moto Z Phones

Moto Z and Moto Z Force Android 7.0 Nougat

Motorola Moto Z was among the first phones to be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat back in 2016, however, the update only rolled out to carrier-based models in the U.S.

Usually, Android updates are rolled out to unlocked devices, but Motorola came in with a pretty good surprise, pushing the OTA updates of Android 7.0 Nougat to Verizon’s Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid. More than two months after the OS was released for the two Droids, Motorola is finally rolling out the latest Android OS to the unlocked models of the Moto Z in the U.S. Those with this phone will receive an updated software version that carries build number NPL25.86-17-3.

This is great for Moto Z users who had been left out of the update, however, there is still no confirmation whether the same is happening to the Moto Z Force. But since the update has already started hitting some unlocked units of the standard Moto Z, it should be long before the same happens with the unlocked Moto Z Force.

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Like the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, the unlocked variants will now be compatible with Google Daydream VR platform after this update to Android 7.0 Nougat, joining the likes of Google Pixel and Pixel XL in supporting this young industry. As for the Moto Z Play, the update should come out somewhere in March, according to 9to5Google.

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