The unlocked version of the Moto Z Play is now getting a treat in the United States, as the Android 7.0 Nougat update is currently rolling out over the air.
The Moto Z Play is quite a capable device with plenty of neat specs and features to make it an attractive option, and the latest Android Nougat made it even more compelling.
While the update started rolling out a while ago for some versions of the device, the unlocked Moto Z Play in the United States was left on Android Marshmallow up until now.
Android 7.0 Nougat Hitting Unlocked Moto Z Play In US
The wait is finally over, as several U.S. owners of the unlocked Moto Z Play confirmed to Droid Life that the Android 7.0 Nougat update has started rolling out. The update package is rolling out in stages, as with all OTA updates, so keep in mind that it might take a few days to reach all devices.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the unlocked Moto Z Play variants carries build number NPN25.137-24-1 and is similar to the update Verizon recently released for its exclusive Moto Z Play Droid.
Motorola released Android 7.0 Nougat for the Moto Z Play back in February, sooner than expected, but the update has yet to become available for all device variants in all parts of the world.
The update package weighs in at a little more than 1.1 GB, so it's quite hefty. With an update this size, it's recommended to download it over a Wi-Fi connection rather than cellular to avoid incurring data charges.
As always, it's also advisable to make sure the device has at least 50 percent battery life left before proceeding to download and install the update so the whole process goes smoothly and without interruptions.
Those who have yet to receive the notification prompt for the update can try checking for it manually by going to the smartphone's Settings > About device. If the update is ready, users will be able to trigger the installation from there.
Moto Z Play Nougat Update: What Does It Bring?
Android 7.0 Nougat will mark a pretty big jump for the Moto Z Play user experience, bringing a slew of new features and improvements to the table. For those unfamiliar with the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, some of the Android 7.0 Nougat highlights include Multi-Window support for better multitasking, an improved notification system, quick app switching, new emoji, enhanced battery optimization, performance tweaks, and a lot more.
The update should improve the Moto Z Play experience on virtually all fronts, from the user interface to device performance and everything in between.
If you have the unlocked version of the Moto Z Play in the United States and have already received the upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat, drop by our comment section below and tell us how it all fares. If you have yet to get the treat, rest assured that it's on its way and it shouldn't take more than a few days to become available.