Verizon has already released Android 7.0 Nougat for the Moto Z Droid which is exclusive to the carrier. Motorola also sells an unlocked version of this handset called the Moto Z and that hasn’t been updated to Nougat yet. Naturally, those who own that device feel like they were handed the short end of the stick given that unlocked devices normally receive updates faster than their carrier-locked counterparts. Motorola has now confirmed that it’s going to release the Moto Z Nougat update next month.
A representative for the company confirmed to Android Central that the Moto Z Android 7.0 Nougat update is going to be released in February. It was also confirmed that the cheaper Moto Z Play is going to get Nougat in March.
Motorola released the unlocked version of the Moto Z towards the end of September last year while the Verizon exclusive was released earlier in July. The unlocked version is optimized for AT&T and T-Mobile.
The scribe does mention that the Motorola representative “hinted, but would not confirm” that the Moto Z Play Nougat update would be released for both the Verizon and unlocked version around the same time in March.
There’s still quite a bit of waiting involved for those who own these handsets. Hopefully, the company will stick to this timeline and would not make them wait even longer.
|Product Name||Moto Z||Moto Z Play|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2600 mAh||3510 mAh|
|Processor Name||MSM8996 Snapdragon 820||Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625|
|Street Price||$149 Motorola Moto Z on Amazon||$325 Moto Z Play on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||Motorola Moto Z Full specs and details||Moto Z Play Full specs and details|