Owners of Motorola’s Moto Z and Moto Z Force flagships have one more thing to smile about as the Lenovo-owned company has just availed the phones’ Android 7.0 Nougat source code.
It is not long ago that Moto Z smartphones started receiving the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OTA. However, this hasn’t derailed the company at all as just a few weeks later, the OEM has already made the source code available to geeky owners of these phones. In case you are lost, the new source code will now let developers come in with their own customized ROMs for these two devices. To make things even more interesting, this source code is also open to those using the Verizon models of the two phones – Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid.
Motorola’s Android experience is almost stock and it is no wonder it has taken the company such a short period of time to come in with the Moto Z Android 7.0 Nougat source code. In addition, this near-stock aspect of the company’s skin also made it is easier for the OEM when it came to rolling out OTA updates to its devices. The company was only beaten by LG in terms of making the update available to the Moto Z handsets.
Given that this phone comes with support for Moto Mods, it has a very complex operating system than you can think of. You will come across deep-rooted optimizations and modifications to the source code – all of which are aimed at making the phone work perfectly without any issues. Now that the code is available to ROM developers, it will be interesting to see what they will come up with as far as custom ROMs are concerned.
The Moto Z has some impressive specs on board, other than the modular design. There is a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display screen, a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM, USB-C (no 3.5mm audio jack), and a 2600mAh battery to keep lights on.