Moto Z Play to get Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, though Motorola doesn't know when

Last month, Motorola diligently brought the Moto Z Play to Android 7.0 Nougat. The update included an enhanced version of Doze Mode to help extend battery life, in addition to multi-window capabilities, customized quick settings menu, and a "clear all" button to close all open apps with a single tap – among many other fixes and improvements contained in Nougat.

Android 7.0 isn't the end of the road for the Moto Z Play, however. Chatting with customer support, an XDA forums user asked when the Z Play is getting Android 7.1.1. The Motorola representative confirmed that an update is in the works, but isn't in on the date. There's always the chance that the rep was misinformed, but really, Moto has no reason to withhold further updates for this model or the Moto Z.

We can't be sure about its plans for Android O, though. But Nougat isn't a bad Android version to be stuck on, anyway, and for those feeling brave, the custom ROM scene is still going strong. So chances are Moto Z Play users won't suffer too much if they don't get to jump ship to Android O this or next year.

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Moto Z Play
  • 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. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

That's the only problem with Moto good phones crappy updates

2. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

They used to be one of the firsts to get it, but now there's a big delay. OnePlus seems to be on top of it!

3. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I seem to get monthly updates as scheduled and the Moto Z received nougat before the GS7

4. ullokey

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

I would take the news from Moto's Customer care especially the chat service with a pinch of salt. More often than not, they have no idea what they are talking about

5. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

Moto is dead to me. I have a MXPE and a 2nd gen moto 360 , none of'em got the updates they were supposed to get months ago . nice build , good hardware, fast updates , near stock software were the reasons for me to be a moto fan. well not any more .

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