Moto Z Play Droid is first Moto handset in the U.S. to receive Android 7.1.1 update

Moto Z Play Droid is first Moto handset in the U.S. to receive Android 7.1.1 update
The first Moto handset to be updated to Android 7.1.1. in the states is the (envelope please) Moto Z Force Droid. Nope, wait. That was the wrong envelope. Let's try that again. The first Moto handset to be updated to Android 7.1.1 in the U.S. is the Moto Z Play Droid (cheers in background along with an ovation). Once the update arrives on your Z Play Droid, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network or a strong Verizon connection. Also, your battery should be charged to 100% before you begin with the updating process.

According to Motorola, the update includes the following:
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat: Many enhancements including new multitasking features, more efficient notification controls and improved data saver and battery features.
  • Video calling: Duo is a one-to-one video calling app for everyone – designed to be simple, reliable and fun so you never miss a moment.
  • Android security: Includes the updates of Android security patches until June 1st 2017.
  • Stability improvements: Includes changes that fix bugs and improve the stability of your phone.
  • Moto Mods support: Updates the Moto Mods platform to the version 2.0.

There is no word as to when we might see the Android 7.1.1 update for the Moto Z Force Droid and the Moto Z Droid.

Because the update is being sent out OTA, it might be a few days before it shows up on your phone. You can try to manually push it to your handset by going to Settings > System Updates > Check for system update.

source: Motorola via AndroidPolice

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Moto Z Play Droid
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3510 mAh



1. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You misspelled recovefefe.

2. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Don't expect any other brands, maybe Blackberry, to get 7.1.1 anytime soon especially when everyone else just barely got 7.0. Even the S8 came with 7.0 while the Blackberry Keyone came with 7.1.1.

4. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Until I see Moto improve on their update schedule. I won't be getting a Moto anytime soon. I waited for my Moto X Pure to get an update from 6.0... I didnt have emoji support, current security updates, etc.... Until two days after I sold it some weeks ago. It was an amazing phone crippled by the lack of attention. To see Moto this far behind doesn't make it any more tempting. They should try to be more on par being that they are so close to stock android.

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