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

Related phones

Moto Z Droid Edition
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
Moto Z Force Droid Edition
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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2 Comments

1. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I hope, that after all phones are either updated, or actually leave the factory with Oreo, they will then get major/minor/security updates via Google direct, instead of being left to the manufacturers and carriers. Let them have the UI/bloat but leave the core updates to Google.

2. thefrozenflintdoctor

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 12, 2014

I got this update about 4 days ago

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