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Motorola Moto Z Play is finally getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in India

Motorola Moto Z Play is finally getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in India
It's Live!!! Android 7.1.1 Nougat update is now live for the Moto Z Play in India with software channel retin (Retail India). 

Apart from the latest July 1st, 2017 Android security patch, Motorola adds Video calling Duo application, Moto Mods v2.0, Brings back Tap on Fingerprint to wake-up Navigation Bar and Status Bar when in Full-Screen Mode, Stability improvements other interesting features along with Android 7.1.1 Nougat goodies. The new update features build no. NPN26.118-22 and weighs in at around 1001 MB.


Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.
Motorola Moto Z Play is finally getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in India
In the meantime, if you already receive the update, do let us know how is it working for you.

Thanks Puru Khilari ;)

Moto Z Play (retapac) gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Moto Z Play (retapac) gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Motorola has finally started the full rollout of Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Moto Z Play with retapac (Retail Asia Pacific region) Software channel.

Apart from the latest July 1st, 2017 Android security patch, Motorola adds Video calling Duo application, Moto Mods v2.0, Brings back Tap on Fingerprint to wake-up Navigation Bar and Status Bar when in Full-Screen Mode, Stability improvements other interesting features along with Android 7.1.1 Nougat goodies. The new update features build no. NPN26.118-22.



Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Via: Reddit

Moto Z Play (retbr) gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat with July Security Patch

Moto Z Play (retbr) gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat with July Security Patch
Motorola has finally started the full rollout of Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Moto Z Play with "retbr" Software channel in Brazil.

Apart from the latest July 1st, 2017 Android security patch, Motorola adds Video calling Duo application, Moto Mods v2.0, Stability improvements other interesting features along with Android 7.1.1 Nougat goodiesThe new update features build no. NPN26.118-22.



Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.
Via: Reddit

Moto Z Play users on Android 7.1.1 Soak test are now getting another Software update

Moto Z Play users on Android 7.1.1 Soak test are now getting another Software update
Earlier this month, Motorola started rolling out Soak test of Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Moto Z Play with June 1, 2017 Android security patchVideo calling Duo application, Moto Mods v2.0, Stability improvements other interesting features along with Android 7.1.1 Nougat goodies.

Then again, there's another update for the Moto Z Play users running Android 7.1.1 Nougat Soak test. This latest software update features build no. of NPN26.118-10 and weighs in at around 181.6MB.
Moto Z Play users on Android 7.1.1 Soak test are now getting another Software update


The update reportedly brings latest Security patch and other enhancement. Note that the device still runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat after the update.

Assuming the test rolls out smoothly, those of us not in the test could see the update within a week or two. Once Motorola announces an official rollout of the update for all, we shall let you know. 

Source: Gabriel Teixeira (Facebook)

Motorola slowly rolling out Android 7.1.1 to the Moto Z Play

Motorola slowly rolling out Android 7.1.1 to the Moto Z Play
Motorola has already rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to its Moto Z's and Moto G4/Plus in most of the regions. However, the company has now started rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the mid-ranged Moto Z Play.


Few Moto Z Play users have reportedly started receiving the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update with latest June 1, 2017 Android security patch. Motorola also adds Video calling Duo application, Moto Mods v2.0, Stability improvements other interesting features along with Android 7.1.1 Nougat goodies.


For now, only a few users have started receiving the latest Android 7.1.1 update on their Moto Z Play. This means that the Android 7.1.1 Nougat won't be coming to all devices at once, but selected users will get the update.
Motorola slowly rolling out Android 7.1.1 to the Moto Z Play
Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

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Motorola Moto Z2 Play Grey Color Variant Along With Style Mods Leak Online

Motorola Moto Z2 Play Grey Color Variant Along With Style Mods Leak Online

Last month, we saw a render of the Moto Z2 Play is Crown Gold color, and now we have a render of the Lunar grey color variant of the same Z2 Play along with its Style Mods. As seen with the Moto Z Play, the Z2 Play will also get style mods in five colors. 

The Moto Z2 Play won't feature drastic changes from the Moto Z Play because Motorola promised that the Moto Mods will fit their devices for the next two years. 


Not only in the form of design, the device won't feature any drastic hardware changes as well. The phone will feature the same 5.5-inch display with increased brightness levels. The Snapdragon 626 will power the phone, but this time around there will be 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. 

The Z2 Play will use the same camera sensor as the Moto G5 Plus along with 5MP front-facing camera with dual tone LED flash. The battery size may also be trimmed down to 3000mAh, which will be a huge downgrade. 

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April 2017 Security Patch now available for the Moto Z Play in Canada and Brazil

April 2017 Security Patch now available for the Moto Z Play in Canada and Brazil
Motorola Moto Z Play is now getting a new software update with the April 1, 2017 Android Security patch, bug fixes, Stability improvement in Canada and Brazil.

The update is out for the Moto Z Play in Brazil with "retbr" Software channel and for Canadian carrier Koodo with Software channel "tkpca". This update comes with build no. NPNS25-137-24-1-9.
April 2017 Security Patch now available for the Moto Z Play in Canada and Brazil
Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

Motorola has already updated the Moto Z family along with the Moto Z Play to Android 7.0 Nougat. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Nougat 7.1.2, which is already available for Google's Pixel and Nexus devices. 

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Got the latest update? Let us know in comments!

Via: Reddit

Moto Z is now cheaper than the Moto Z Play in Germany

Moto Z is now cheaper than the Moto Z Play in Germany
Modular phone was first introduced by LG back at the MWC 2016 with the LG G5. However, it was Lenovo who took the concept to a whole new level with their Moto Z range of phones. The Moto Z and Z Force being high-end flagship phones while the Moto Z Play is the lower-specced, slightly cheaper version of the flagship Moto Z.

With Moto Z Play you get a 5.5" full HD screen, a Snapdragon 625 SoC and a 16MP camera. It's 7mm thin and comes with a headphone jack. In terms of design, it doesn't differ much from the Moto Z, though this one comes with a glass back.


Priced right, the Moto Z Play became much popular due to it's bigger battery paired with Snapdragon 625 SoC. Due to the falling demand of the Original Moto Z over the Z Play, The Standard Moto Z is now available at much cheaper rates than the Moto Z Play. As posted by a reddit user, the Standard Moto Z now costs 249 Euro while the Moto Z Play is available at 359 Euro at Saturn (Store) in Germany.

In the next popular comment, a user replies "Some people don't need 1440p or the SD821, and would get far more benefit out of much better battery life. Besides, 1080p and the SD625 are both enough for many people. I would have still bought the Z Play even if the regular Z was cheaper." The thread has since turned into each subsequent user commenting that they will still choose the Moto Z Play over the Standard Moto Z, because Why not?

Via: Reddit

(Update) March Android security patch now rolling out to the Moto Z Play

Article: 30/03/2017

The Moto Z Play smartphones are now receiving latest March, 2017 Android security patch in the Europe. This software patch contains Google’s critical security updates for the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE. The changelog for the software patch does not explicitly mention any other improvements to the device.



Motorola has already updated the Moto Z family along with the Moto Z Play to Android 7.0 Nougat. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Nougat 7.1.1, which is already available for Google's Pixel and Nexus devices. 

Got the latest March Security update on your Moto Z Play? Let us know in comments section below!


Update: 21/04/2017

 Following 195MB software update with some new features, Motorola has started rolling out March Android security patch with build no. NPNS25.137-24-1-4 for the Moto Z Play in India

Moto Z Play new update fixes low notification volume and adds a new System Animation

The Moto Z Play has now started receiving a new software update with some new features, bug fixes and Stability improvement in India. The update arrives as software version NPN25.137-24-1. 

This new update contains Notification tone volume fix and a new OS update animation, It weighs in at 195MB. It's worth noticing that apart from few new features and bug fixes, the update remains on the last January security patch and still runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Nougat 7.1.2, which is already available for Google's Pixel and Nexus devices. 

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Software updates menu in Settings, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Thanks everyone for sending this in!

Moto Z Play gets new update, enables VoLTE for Smartfren Indonesia

Moto Z Play gets new update, enables VoLTE for Smartfren Indonesia

Motorola has already updated the Moto Z Play to Android 7.0 Nougat. However, the device is now getting a new software update with Security Patches, bug fixes, Stability improvement and VoLTE support for Smartfren Indonesia.

This new update contains February, 2017 Security patch, Notification tone volume fix and enables VoLTE for Indonesia’s first VoLTE service Smartfren. This update comes with build no. NPN25-137-24-3.



Here's the changelog (Release Notes):

  • Notification tone volume: we have introduced improvements to the volume of the notification tone.
  • Android security: includes the updates of Android security patches until 1 February 2017.
  • Stability improvements: includes changes that fix bugs and improve the stability of your phone.
  • VoLTE: enable VoLTE for Smartfren Indonesia


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings > About Phone > Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.


Motorola is now updating all Moto Z Play models to the latest Nougat software

Motorola is now updating all Moto Z Play models to the latest Nougat software


Motorola kept its promise and is still one of the fastest when it comes to updating its devices! Now the company has started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat for all the Moto Z Play models. 

We've seen the update coming through Unlocked Moto Z Play "RETUS", Moto Z Play Droid "Verizon", all Canadian carriers including Koodo, Rogers and Telus, and many others. The update is already available for the "RETASIA" and "RETAIL" Moto Z Play since Feb, It weighs around 1GB.

Got the latest update? Let us know in comments!



Via: Reddit


Moto Z Play gets Android Nougat in Canada

Moto Z Play gets Android Nougat in Canada


Motorola has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update through Canadian carriers for the Moto Z Play "Retca" users. 

We've seen the update coming through Rogers and Telus and few other sub-brands. The update will carry a build number of NPN25.137-24-1, and will weigh around 1GB.



Screenshots:-




The update includes latest Android 7.0 Nougat with many new features including Over 1500 emoji support, Multi-Window feature, New Doze, Custom Quick Settings, Direct Boot and More security. 

Got the latest update? Let us know in comments!



Via: Reddit | Image: wolfie1_0

Motorola Releases Android Nougat Kernel Source for the Moto Z Play

Motorola Releases Android Nougat Kernel Source for the Moto Z Play


Recently Motorola started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Moto G4 Plus, Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play and now the Company has released Android Nougat kernel source for the Moto Z Play to its Github .

It's very useful for Developers to make a stable Custom Roms, by using these Kernel Sources. Developers can go ahead and Download the Source from Github.

Moto Z Play: 4 Months Later

Four months ago, Motorola launched the first mid-ranged Semi-modular Moto Z Play, and changed the mobile industry as we knew it.

Let's take a look at last few months, and my experience with the Moto Z Play.


Moto Z Play: 4 Months Later



Design:


The Moto Z Play is one of the most beautiful and stylish Smartphones, with a flat glass back and aluminum frame at 7mm thick, the device feels premium. But, one should always use the Style Shell (Which comes free inside the box), because the glass back is prone to scratches. I have already got two Fine scratches on my device's back, so better use the Style Shell if you want to protect you device.

Moto Z Play: 4 Months Later



Android Nougat:


Few weeks ago, Motorola started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for the Moto Z Play and it solved almost every bug and lags which my Z Play was facing when running Android Marshmallow. 

Before Nougat update, I thought it was time to switch to another device because the Moto Z Play was running too slow and was also facing force stops. Thanks to Google and Lenovo-Motorola, the Nougat update solved almost every bug present and now my device is running like fluid.

Moto Z Play: 4 Months Later


Camera:


The Moto Z Play's rear camera performance is not that great as compared with other flagship smartphones, but it handles outdoor shots pretty well as long as you're not viewing the results too closely. The Video comes little bit shaky when in hands because of lack of OIS. Yes, you can also shoot 4K videos with the Moto Z Play. The Camera lens is prone to scratches so better use a protector or Camera ring.

The front facing selfie shooter performs well in daylight and is supported nicely by the front-facing LED flash.



Performance:


Moto Z Play comes out with 3GB RAM paired with 32GB Storage and MicroSD card support. Under the hood there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. The device handles High-Graphics games smoothly. Moto Z Play has acceptable performance in this price. There were few lags when running Android Marshmallow, but they were gone after Nougat update.

Moto Z Play's battery is just insane, the 3510mAh battery can go for a full day, with a heavy use. The battery takes Approx 1 hour 15 minutes to get fully charged with Turbo charger. Nougat doesn't affect the battery performance at all!


Moto Z Play still worth in 2017?



Moto Z Play: 4 Months Later


If you want a stylish Android Smartphone with Insane battery and Moto Mods support, the Moto Z Play is 100% still worth buying.


Moto Z Play is now getting Android 7.0 Nougat


After updating Moto Z and Z Force, Motorola has now started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for the Moto Z Play. The new update costs 1121.1 MB and brings new features with Sweetest Android Nougat to the Z Play.

Few days ago, Moto Germany said that the Moto Z Play will get the Nougat update in March, but we can now confirm that the update is now out and is available for users of  the Moto Z Play.



Screenshots:-




Android 7.0 Nougat comes out with many new features including Over 1500 emoji support, Multi-Window feature, New Doze, Custom Quick Settings, Direct Boot and More Security!

I just got the latest Nougat update on my Moto Z Play, Comment below if you have or haven't received the update!


Moto Germany: Moto Z Play will get Nougat in March, Moto X family in May

Moto Germany:Moto Z Play will get Nougat in March, Moto X family in May

Few weeks ago, Motorola promised to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat for its eligible devices by January end. It seems that the update has been delayed and now we have official confirmation of the exact date you will see Android 7.0 Nougat in your eligible Moto X Devices and the Moto Z Play.



The Android 7.0 Nougat is already available for the Moto Z, Z Force and Moto G4 Phones, Nougat adds battery optimization, multi-screen support, security improvements and the new Motorola boot animation.

Motorola Germany has tweeted the official date of the new Android 7.0 update rollout for the Moto X family and the Moto Z Play. 
As you can see, the Moto X will get the update until May, while the Moto Z Play will get it in March.



Source: Moto Germany (Moto X | Moto Z Play)

Moto Z Play gets December Security Patch in India, January Security Patch in the US

Moto Z Play gets December Security Patch


Recently Motorola announced Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus, Moto Z and the Moto Z Force. According to earlier reports, the next Motorola device to recieve Android 7.0 Nougat is the Moto Z Play.

The Z Play features 5.5" full HD screen, a Snapdragon 625 SoC and a 16MP camera. It's 7mm thin and comes with a headphone jack. In terms of design, it doesn't differ much from the Moto Z, though this one comes with a plastic back. 



Today, Motorola has started rolling out a new Software update with December Security Patch for the Moto Z Play in India, and January Security Patch for the users living in US.

The Update costs 35.5MB for the users of Moto Z Play in India, while it costs around 50MB for the users living in the US.


Screenshots-

Moto Z Play gets December Security Patch

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Comment below if you have or haven't received the update!

Motorola starts Android 7.0 Nougat beta testing for the Moto Z Play!

Motorola starts Android 7.0 Nougat beta testing for the Moto Z Play!


After updating Nexus 6, Moto Z, Z Force, G4 Plus and G4 to Android 7.0 Nougat, Motorola has finally started testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Moto Z Play.

Moto Z Play users who were registered for BNM have started receiving Android 7.0 Nougat Beta with January 1 security patch in China 


Motorola starts Android 7.0 Nougat beta testing for the Moto Z Play!


We already know that Motorola will start rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for unlocked (Sold directly by Motorola) variant of the Motorola Moto Z from next month, while both the Verizon and unlocked versions of the Moto Z Play would get Android 7.0 in March.


Motorola to release Nougat for unlocked Moto Z next month, Moto Z Play in March

Motorola to release Nougat for unlocked Moto Z next month, Moto Z Play in March


Motorola will start rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for unlocked (Sold directly by Motorola) variant of the Motorola Moto Z from next month, while both the Verizon and unlocked versions of the Moto Z Play would get Android 7.0 in March.

We already know that Moto X Play, Moto X Style and Moto Z Play and most of the other Moto devices will get Android 7.0 Nougat by the end of January. While the Moto G4 Play will probably follow Moto X Family and will be updated to Android 7.0 Nougat later on.



Nougat adds battery optimization, multi-screen support, security improvements and the new Motorola boot animation. We have already updated our Moto Z to Official Android 7.0 Nougat, take a look- 




Via: AndroidCentral

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