Blast from the past: Verizon rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat for Motorola DROID MAXX 2

Blast from the past: Verizon rolls out Android 7.0 Nougat for Motorola DROID MAXX 2
The DROID MAXX 2 is a rather old smartphone having been introduced in the US in late 2015. At the time Verizon launched the device, it was running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but the carrier updated the DROID MAXX 2 to Marshmallow back in 2016.

Although it hasn't been three full years since the DROID MAXX 2 made its debut on the market, we're kind of surprised to see that Verizon and Motorola are still supporting the smartphone. Today, Big Red confirmed the handset launched in October 2015 is now getting an Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Along with Nougat, Motorola included the December security update and the Krack patch. If you still own the DROID MAXX 2, there are two things you need to do to ensure the whole update process will go smoothly: charge up the phone's battery and connect it to Wi-Fi or Verizon's network.

Also, make sure that you have enough free storage on your smartphone since this is going to be a fairly sizable download, mostly likely weighing at more than 1GB.

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3630 mAh



1. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Better late than never, after all.

2. palmguy

Posts: 987; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Kinda like my old Moto X Pure Edition this year. I wonder if I stick a Vz sim in it will I get the Dec security update. I finally received Nougat by inserting a Sprint (I use Cricket) sim to trigger the update.

3. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

I want a Moto Atrix 3

4. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Verizon screwed that phone over bad...

5. droiduh

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

I just got the "monthly" security patch update for my Moto Z BUT still no Oreo.


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Android 7.0? Interesting that the Brazilian version of it, Moto X Play, received Android 7.1.1 Nougat in October 2017.

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