It has been coming and it is finally here. Verizon has started rolling out the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Moto Z Play, just like Motorola had promised before that the update will be available in March.
The Lenovo-owned company surprised many when it made sure that Verizon-exclusive Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid were among the first devices to be updated to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat back in 2016. Verizon is not always the best when it comes to rolling out timely software updates, but this changed everything we know about the giant carrier.
As to keep up with the trend, the Big Red is now rolling out the same Nougat update to the low-end Moto Z Play, which was the only member of the Moto Z series that had yet to see the new OS come its way. Unlike what happened with the flagship Droids, those using the unlocked Moto Z Play started receiving the update to Android 7.0 Nougat somewhere in January and it is only now that the Verizon-exclusive variant is joining the party.
Those using the Moto Z Play can expect to see software version NDNS25.137-24-1-2 coming their way and since it is an OTA, not all handsets will be updated at a go. The update comes with the usual Nougat-related stuff, among them split-screen apps, enhanced Doze Mode and quick settings customization as well as the latest Android security patch.
The Moto Z Play has just started receiving the Nougat treat today and as such, we expect it to continue rolling out over the course of the week. If you can’t wait for the OTA notification, you can go the manual way and check for the update’s availability via Settings>About device>System updates>Check for updates. If ready, you should be able to download it right away and install it on your Z Play.
Before you begin the download and installation process, make sure that your phone’s battery is at least 50% full and that you are connected to the internet via Wi-Fi.