If you own the modular Moto Z Force Droid by Verizon Wireless, get ready for a new Android Security Update that has just begun rolling out.
The smartphone, as opposed to what some could be expecting, is receiving the December 1st Android Security patch. According to release notes made by the company regarding the update, the Moto Z Force Droid will be receiving “important security improvements”, but there is nothing specific just yet as to what these improvements are all about.
The rollout is over the air and as such, it should be coming in gradually. This means that not all Moto Z Droid Turbo phones will be receiving the update at once. While there is room to check for its availability manually by going to the Settings menu, this method doesn’t guarantee you the update, unless it is ready for downloading on your phone.
The Motorola Moto Z Force Droid is a phone exclusive to Verizon Wireless. Given that it is a carrier-based version, it is not strange that the handset is receiving an Android Security Patch dated December 1, 2016. At the moment, Google has already made the January 2017 Android Security Patch available for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6 and Nexus 5X devices. The update has also made it to several non-Google OEMs including LG and Samsung. At this rate, we could end seeing this month’s Android security update hitting the Moto Z Force Droid somewhere next month.
Released September 2016, the Moto Z Force Droid is a flagship phone and rugged version of the Moto Z. It packs a decent 5.5-inch AMOLED shatterproof screen with a QHD resolution. Under the hood, the handset comes with a flagship Snapdragon 820 processor paired with a RAM of 4GB and 32GB storage. The camera has a 21MP snapper on the back while the front has a 5MP sensor. As you’d expect from the main camera of a flagship handset, there is support for OIS, laser & PDAF, dual-tone LED flash, and aperture of f/1.8. The front sensor has an aperture of f/2.2 and a LED flash.
The Moto Z Force Droid has no 3.5mm headphone jack and instead, you use a USB-C port for the same purpose. This is the same port you’ll also use when charging the phone or transferring data to and from a PC. There is a fingerprint scanner on the front and the battery unit is huge at 3500mAh with support for fast charging technology.