About two weeks ago, we reported that Lenovo had begun an Android 7.0 Nougat soak test for the Moto Z Play handset. Well, latest reports coming from India claim that the phone’s OTA update has just begun rolling out in the region.
Back then, we noted that it shouldn’t be long before the Moto Z Play starts receiving the stable version of this OS. According to the latest developments coming from India, it appears that the Lenovo-owned company is currently receiving the new Android 7.0 Nougat via an OTA update. Apparently, those who have received the new OS can confirm that it comes with software version NPN25.137-15-2.
This is some really good news for those using this entry level variant of the Moto Z series. Not so long ago, it was reported that this handset could as well be in line to receive the latest Android 7.0 Nougat somewhere towards the end of Q1 2017, but as it seems, things are a little early. Still, the fact that the OS is rolling out to Moto Z Play units in India doesn’t mean that all regions will be receiving the same treat at this point in time, rather, it could take weeks before all handsets across the globe are updated to the new version.
It has taken Motorola more than two months to push the new Android 7.0 Nougat to the Moto Z Play following the same treat to the flagship Moto Z back in November 2016. Nonetheless, it is better late than never.
As noted, the update to Android 7.0 Nougat is coming in as an OTA and as such, not all Moto Z Play phones will be receiving the notification at once. Instead, the OS will be rolled out gradually until everyone finally gets it. If you can’t wait for the OTA notification, you can manually check for the download’s availability via the phone’s Settings, but this is not a guarantee that the update will be waiting for you there.
The global rollout of the OS should also begin very soon, but as for now, only those in India have confirmed the update’s availability.
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