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Verizon's Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid get a taste of that creme filled Oreo cookie at last

Finally. Verizon today, has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Moto Z Droid and Motorola's 2016 flagship model, the Moto Z Force Droid. The update carries software version OCL27.76-69-4 and includes the May Android security update. Besides Android 8.0, the update features improved Wi-Fi connectivity. When you receive the notification that the update has arrived on your phone, before you start the updating process, you should make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi signal. Also, make sure that your batteries are fully charged before pressing the button that starts installing the update.

Android 8.0 includes Picture-in-Picture, which lets you watch a video at the same time you interact with another app. Notification dots will show you, via a badge on your home screen icons, which apps have unread notifications. Speaking of notifications, they can be snoozed in Oreo allowing them to disappear and reappear after a pre-set period of time. With the update, apps will run faster and smoother, and thanks to cached data caps, each app has a certain limit of cached data it can carry. Once that level is reached and more memory is needed, cached data is automatically deleted. And improvements to Doze will enhance battery life on the two models.

The Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid also have a new UI for calls that uses gestures (check out the accompanying screenshot on the right). A complete changelist can be found by clicking on the sourcelink.

Because the update is being disseminated OTA, it is sent out in waves. If you don't receive Android 8.0 today, you'll get it tomorrow, or the next day, or the day after that, etc. If you want to try and pull out the update manually, go to Settings > System updates.

source: Verizon

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