The Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid were the first phones in the Moto Z series to be updated to the new Android 7.0 Nougat, well ahead of the unlocked versions in other regions.
When this happened, many were of the view that the Big Red had made some changes to the way it rolls out its software updates – or probably Lenovo-owned Motorola. More than five months down the line, Verizon has not lived up to its promising start to life with Android 7.0 Nougat on the Moto Z Droid and Z Force Droid.
The last time the two phones received a monthly security update was back in March 2017. This update, which upped the security patch level to the month of March, was released towards the end of the same month. In short, most users of the Moto Z Droid and Z Force Droid were still receiving the March Android security patch during the month of April.
We’ve not seen April’s Android security patch for the duo, but Verizon has a new update rolling out as at the time of this writing. According to the giant carrier, the Moto Z Droid and Z Force Droid have a new update rolling out and with this update, there’s a new security patch included. The Big Red has not mentioned what version of the security patch this update brings to the Droids, but we are hoping that it’s the latest version for the month of May.
The update carries software version NCL25.86-11.4, which is an update from the previous version of NCLS25.86-11-4-6-8. Other than installing the latest Android security patch, the Moto Z Droid and Z Force Droid will also receive fixes for bugs as well as stability and performance improvements.
The update has just started rolling out and as such, it will take some time before all Moto Z units receive the OTA notification. You may also do a manual update via Settings>About phone>System updates.