TechDroider: Moto-Z2-Force

Moto Z2 Force on Verizon gets January 2018 Security Update

Moto Z2 Force on Verizon gets January 2018 Security Update
The Moto Z2 Force on Verizon just got a new software update with latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto Z2 Force you should have received the over-the-air update notification for January 1, 2018 Android security update. The new build number is ODXS27.109-34-4. Changelog says that the update also includes Meltdown and Spectre security patches. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


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.

Here are the Full Moto X4 and Z2 Force Oreo Update Release Notes

Here are the Full Moto X4 and Z2 Force Oreo Update Release Notes
Motorola's Moto X4 and Moto Z2 Force are two of their best phones of 2017. Recently Motorola started pushing Android 8.0 Oreo update to both of them. The update has already started rolling out in India, Brazil, US, and other countries. The update is a big one, though, and we have the full changelog for you below.

Because this is Oreo and also Motorola's lightly touched version of Android, it appears that we’re getting the full Android 8.0 experience here. From Picture-in-Picture Mode, to Notificiation Dots from Google Pixel, there is a lot to take in. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

What's new in Android 8.x (Oreo)? - Moto X4 & Moto Z2 Force


Android 8 brings new simplicity and style featuring:

Better Organized Settings: Find what you need easier in better categorized menus. You can still use the magnifying glass to search at the top.

Better Controls in Quick Settings: Touch the text below the icon to open common settings. Touch and hold the icon to open all the settings for that feature.

Picture-in-Picture Mode:

Android 8 introduces picture-in-picture mode. This allows users to watch a video or navigate in a smaller screen while also browsing Facebook, checking Snaps, or reading emails. The possibilities are endless!

To use picture-in-picture
  1. When you’re playing a video or navigating with Maps, touch the home button. The video (or navigation) shrinks.
  2. You can drag the video (or navigation) anywhere on the screen.
  3. To return it to full size, touch it twice.
  4. To close it, drag it to the bottom of the screen. Or, touch it, then touch X .
To see which installed apps support Picture-in-picture
  1. Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced
  2. Touch Special app access > Picture-in-picture.
  3. Touch an app to change its permissions.

Notification Dots: A small, blue dot over an app icon indicates you have an unread notification for that app. Touch and hold the app to preview the notification.

Snooze Notifications: Swipe right slowly, and touch the clock , then select a duration to snooze notifications.

Android 8 offers improved storage management options:

Manage Phone Storage

Free up space by scanning for unused and old items like downloads and apps
  1. Go to settings > storage
  2. Touch FREE UP SPACE
  3. Uncheck any items you don't want to delete.
  4. Touch Free up XXX
  5. Touch Remove

Schedule Automatic Removal of photos and videos:


If you automatically back up your photos and videos turn on storage manager to remove copies from your phone's internal storage every 30, 60, or 90 days.
  1. Touch settings > storage
  2. Touch Storage Manager
  3. Toggle it ON, touch OK
  4. Touch "Remove Photos and videos over xx days old" to select an interval.

Note: If you store photos or videos on your SD card, this does not delete them.

Android 8 offers increased security measures

  • Play Store protection: Google Play Protect scans your apps to keep them secure and free of malware and viruses.
  • Installing apps from sources other than Play Store: The Unknown sources setting has been removed from Security settings. Now each time you choose to install an app from an unknown source, you are required to grant the “Install unknown apps” permission. You can easily see which apps you granted this permission and can revoke it at any time.
Via: Motorola | 2

Moto Z2 Force Android 8.0 Oreo OTA captured and available for download

Moto Z2 Force Android 8.0 Oreo OTA captured and available for download
A few days ago, we reported that Motorola has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update with December Security patch for the Moto Z2 Force. Well, if you can't wait for the official OTA, then this recent development might be of interest to you.

XDA user "joemossjr" has managed to capture the OTA of T-Mobile Moto Z2 Force Android 8.0 Oreo update, meaning that owners of the Moto Z2 Force can install the update right now if they wish to (link to XDA post at the bottom of the page). But before you do, there are a few things to consider-


Joemossjr has stated that this update can only be flashed on Moto Z2 Force T-Mobile with build NCX26.122-59-8 (Download link). Note that this OTA file is for the Moto Z2 Force on T-Mobile, so do not attempt to flash it on other devices.

There's only 1 Soak Test OTA file available for the Moto Z2 Force. The developer states that you need to Install it in order to get the latest Android 8.0 Oreo with December Security patch, new icons, and features.

We recommend you to wait for the official OTA, as Motorola is rolling the update in phases.
XDA Link

Here's What's New in Android 8.0 Oreo for Motorola Phones

Here's What's New in Android 8.0 Oreo for Motorola Phones
We all know that Motorola is one of the fastest when it comes to updating it's Smartphones to the latest Android OS. Additionally Motorola's stock-like interface has never taken too long to update.

Just a few days back, we wrote about the official rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo on Moto Z2 Force and Moto X4 (Both Android One and Regular Variants) phones throughout the U.S., India, and Brazil. While this update might seem like a really modest improvement over the Android 7.0 Nougat, there is actually way more than meets the eye. Motorola Brazil has put together a guide to what's new in Android 8.0 Oreo for Motorola Devices.

Easy to Configure 

Android 8.0 Oreo is attractive, user-friendly, and faster than Android Nougat. The new Settings Application has linked related items which makes it easier to access other Settings.


Log in with Autofill

The autofill feature stores and secures user data, such as addresses, user names, and even passwords. So the next time you access your account, the system automatically enters your username and password, making browsing more smooth.


See notifications in apps

Motorola has included Pixel Exclusive Notification Dots. Whenever there is a notification from an application, a small dot will be displayed on its icon. With a long touch on the app, you'll be able to see all the details of the notification in the foreground and perform the actions.


Picture in Picture (PIP)

PIP display allows users to continue watching a video while they're answering a chat or hailing a car.



New Emojis

Android 8.0 Oreo comes with over 60+ Redesigned Emojis.


The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto X4 and Moto Z2 Force is rolling out in phases. If you did not receive the update wait for few days or try checking for it manually by heading over to system updates section in the Settings app.

Credits: Matilda | Featured Image: Motorola-phone RU

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T-Mobile Moto Z2 Force gets updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

T-Mobile Moto Z2 Force gets updated to Android 8.0 Oreo
The last time we updated you on the status of the Verizon Moto Z2 Force's Android 8.0 Oreo update, we told you that it was rolling out in phases. Now, Motorola is pushing Android 8.0 Oreo for T-Mobile Moto Z2 Force.

The Build number after this update is OCX27. Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Motorola has also add several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Z2 Force also brings the latest December 1st 2017 Security Patch.


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.


Source: r/MotoZ

It's Official: Oreo Update for the Moto Z2 Force (US Verizon)

It's Official: Oreo Update for the Moto Z2 Force (US Verizon)
The last time we updated you on the status of the Moto Z2 Force's Android 8.0 Oreo update, we told you that it was in the works and could arrive with a “few” weeks. Well, it looks like Motorola has pushing it out to you all.

The Moto Z2 Force on Verizon is now getting Official Android 8.0 Oreo Software Update. Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Motorola has also add several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Z2 Force also brings the latest December 1st 2017 Security Patch.


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.
It's Official: Oreo Update for the Moto Z2 Force (US Verizon)
Screenshot r/MotoZ

Moto Z2 Force Android 8.0 Oreo Release Notes

INTRODUCTION

We are excited to announce a new software update for moto z2 force by Motorola. This update brings Android™ 8.0 Oreo to your phone along with other improvements.

NOTE: All information on your phone will be saved. You cannot downgrade to a previous software version after installing this update.

ENHANCEMENTS

This update introduces changes including the following:

Android™ 8.0 Oreo: Many enhancements including new multitasking features, security capabilities, improved notifications and performance.
Android security: Includes the updates of Android security patches until December 1st 2017.

Android Oreo Release Notes are up for the Moto Z2 Force

Motorola is planning to release the latest Android Oreo update to its Moto Z2 Force. Motorola has posted up the release notes for an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo for the Moto Z2 Force, indicating that the update itself will likely begin rolling out some time in the near future.

Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Z2 Force would also feature the latest December 1st 2017 Security Patch.

So, the company is most likely to start Android 8.0 Oreo official rollout for the Moto Z2 Force by the end of this month or early January.


Earlier today, Motorola started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo Soak Test update for the Moto Z2 Force users enrolled to Motorola Feedback Network. We will let you know once the update is live for everyone. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Moto Z2 Force Android 8.0 Oreo Release Notes

INTRODUCTION

We are excited to announce a new software update for moto z2 force by Motorola. This update brings Android™ 8.0 Oreo to your phone along with other improvements.

NOTE: All information on your phone will be saved. You cannot downgrade to a previous software version after installing this update.

ENHANCEMENTS

This update introduces changes including the following:
  • Android™ 8.0 Oreo: Many enhancements including new multitasking features, security capabilities, improved notifications and performance.
  • Android security: Includes the updates of Android security patches until December 1st 2017.


Moto Z2 Force Official Android 8.0 Oreo Beta [Screenshots]

Just a few weeks back, Motorola started recruitment for Android Oreo beta testers for the Moto Z2 Force and Moto Z2 Play and today the company has started rolling out the update to the eligible users in Brazil. While this is only a beta program, it's still good to see that Motorola is working on bringing the latest version of Android for its users.

The Oreo Soak Test comes with December 2017 patch for the Moto Z2 Force and has build number of OPX27.109-34. Android 8.0 Oreo brings along brand new System Interface, Autofill, Picture In Picture, Better Battery Life, Fast Boot, and more.

While the company has not revealed date of the official rollout of Android Oreo, it is believed that Motorola might release the official update by the end of January 2018. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

[UpdateAndroid Oreo Release Notes are up for the Moto Z2 Force

Below are some screenshots of the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for Moto Z2 Force.


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Motorola to begin rolling out the Android Oreo Update to Moto Z2 Force in a few weeks

Motorola to begin rolling out the Android Oreo Update to Moto Z2 Force in a few weeks
Motorola Moto Z2 Force owners can expect to see the Android 8.0 Oreo begin its official rollout for their devices in a few weeks.

Motorola is sending out notifications regarding the availability of Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Moto Z2 Force users. If you own a Moto Z2 Force you should have received the notification with an image revealing Motorola's plan.

We're planning an Android 8.0 Oreo update for your device... It may take a while, so check back in a few weeks!


Android 8.0 Oreo update include new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update. The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Smartphones may also bring new Moto Key application that let's you securely save passwords, Moto Alexa, and new Moto Live Stream.

Motorola has already started testing Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Z, Moto Z Play, Moto Z2 Play, and Moto Z2 Force. It seems that the Moto Z2 Force will be the first Motorola device to get Android Oreo. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Motorola Begins Android Oreo Soak Test for the Moto Z

Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Motorola has already updated it's software support page with the list of its devices that will officially get the update.


Reports out from AndroidPIT Brazil suggests that Motorola is now sending out Android Oreo Soak Test invitations to the Moto Z and Moto Z2 Force users enrolled for Motorola Feedback Network.

The reports further suggests that first Android 8.0 Oreo Beta may hit Moto Z and Moto Z2 Force users within 48 hours.

Apart from the Android 8.0 Oreo Goodies including new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update.

The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Smartphones may bring new Moto Key application that let's you securely save passwords, Moto Alexa, and new Moto Live Stream.


November security patch rolling out to Moto Z2 Force

October security patch rolling out to Moto Z2 Force
The Moto Z2 Force on Verizon just got a new software update with latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto Z2 Force you should have received the over-the-air update notification for November 1 Android security update. The new build number is NDXS26.183-15-5.


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.

Moto Z2 Force Update Brings Big List of Changes

Motorola is rolling out the a new update to the Moto Z2 Force at T-Mobile with several fixes, stability improvements, and feature additions. Motorola has also added Android Security Patch of August 1, 2017.


There are several new features as well, Netflix support has now been added to Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod. The update also includes Google Daydream support. Motorola has also improved the Wired headset compatibility and Front-facing video camera performance.

The update is already rolling out to the users of the Moto Z2 Force. If you did not receive the update wait for a few days or you can check it manually by going to Settings - About Phone - Software Updates.

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.

Nokia 8 vs Moto Z2 Force: Specs Comparison

Nokia 8 vs Motorola Moto Z2 Force
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
ProcessorOcta core (4 2.5GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU + 4 1.8GHz Kryo)2.35 GHz Octa-Core CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540
Display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Shatter Shield
TypeIPSPOLED
Screen Size5.3 inches QHD5.5 inches QHD
Memory
Internal64 GB64 GB
RAM4 GB4 GB
Camera
Primary13MP Dual Camera, f/2.0, PDAFDual 12MP, ƒ/2.0
Secondary13 MP5 MP
Battery and Power
Type3090 mAh | Quick Charging2730 mAh | Turbo Charging
Other
3.5mm JackYesNo
Price
USD$700$720
Which one would you choose?

Moto Z2 Force Offers A/B (Seamless) System Updates

Moto Z2 Force Offers A/B (Seamless) System Updates
Along with the Android 7.0 Nougat, Google also introduced a new update system that allows users with no "Updating Android" screens delaying the initial boot.

According to the new reports from XDA, Motorola is the first OEM to actually implement A/B partition system for Seamless System Updates.


Recently, the Moto Z2 Force got a new update and XDA Team discovered that it was having a familiar screen from his Pixel usage that mentioned the update was installing in the background. Additionally, the device booted right into an updated Android without any delay screen saying "Updating Android".

That said, this system has been highly beneficial and more OEMs should actually implement this feature to their upcoming Smartphones.

Moto Z2 Force goes official with Shatterproof Display, Dual Cameras, and Snapdragon 835

Motorola has finally announced its 2017 flagship smartphone, the Moto Z2 Force is the newest addition to the modular Moto Z Family.

The device features a 5.5" Quad HD 1440p Super AMOLED display, which the company guarantees Shatterproof. It's wrapped in a sleek 7000 series aluminum unibody, which looks premium.


Other specifications includes, the latest Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, Dual-rear camera each of 12MP, 5MP front-facing camera, and 2,730mAh battery.

Along with the Moto Z2 Force, the company has also revealed few new Moto Mods including Moto 360 Camera and Gamepad Mod. That said, the Moto Z2 Force is priced at $750 (48290 INR) and will be available in all four carriers in the US. Thoughts? 

Verizon accidentally lists Moto Z2 Force, Specs revealed

Verizon accidentally lists Moto Z2 Force, Specs revealed
[Update: The device is now official] Hours before the official launch of the Moto Z2 Force, Verizon has accidentally revealed the Moto Z2 Force confirming the official specs and design of the shatterproof beast. However, the listing has now been taken down.

The listing suggests that the Moto Z2 Force features a 5.5-inch QHD Shatterproof display, Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage. There's going to be dual-rear camera, each of 12MP, 5MP front-facing camera, and 2,730mAh battery.

The Z2 Force is probably Motorola's first Smartphone with Dual-cameras. You might have noticed that the battery is now smaller as compared to previous generation Moto Z(s).

That said, the event has already begun and we will be posting the news as soon as the device gets official. 

Source: Verizon | Via: DL

Here's the first live photo of the Dual-Camera Moto Z2 Force

It's no longer a secret that Motorola will be announcing its first Dual-Camera Smartphone, the Moto Z2 Force on 25th July during an event.

We have already seen the official and leaked renders of the Shatterproof Moto Z2 Force, but today thanks baidu forum, we have our first real look at the Moto Z2 Force.


As you can see in the below Images, the Moto Z2 Force design looks similar to the Moto Z2 Play, which was launched last month. Additionally, Motorola is finally entering into the Dual-Camera world and according to me the robo-faced dual-camera looks much better and unique. We have seen a lot of companies going with iPhone-ish Dual-camera design, it do looks great but at the same time it loses its uniqueness. 
As per earlier leaks, the Moto Z2 will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset with Adreno 540 GPU, 5.5" QHD (2560 x 1440) display. Under the hood you will find 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of internal storage. A 12MP + 12MP Dual camera setup on the rear, 5MP to the front and Android 7.1.1 will come pre-installed.
On the other hand, the Moto Z2 Force will feature 5.5-inch display, with an unknown resolution. The Z2 Force will be having a shatterproof display along with the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC.


Source: Baidu

Motorola's latest #hellomotoworld invite confirms shatterproof Moto Z2 Force announcement

Motorola has sent out media invites for the event to be held on July 25th at 11:00 a.m. ET (8:30 PM IST) in New York City, but it did not states which smartphone they are going to launch. Motorola has a knack of teasing smartphones ahead of their official launch, and they are doing the same this time as well. 

The Invite states "get ready to shatter your expectations", and perhaps this is a reference to the upcoming Shatterproof Moto Z2 Force.


Motorola is due to launch five smartphones including the Moto G5s series, Moto X (2017), the Moto Z2 and Moto Z2 Force. That said, the upcoming smartphone may be one from the Moto Z2 lineup. 

Maybe Motorola is looking to announce the Moto Gs series, or it maybe the Moto X (2017). That said, nothing is known for now from the company, and just a few days to go for the Official announcement of these devices.

Motorola sends out invites for June 27 event; Moto Z and Moto Z Force in Question

Motorola sends out invites for June 27 event; Moto Z and Moto Z Force in Question
Motorola has sent out media invites for the event to be held on 27.06.17 at 19:00, but it did not states which smartphone they are going to launch. Motorola has a knack of teasing smartphones ahead of their official launch, and they are doing the same this time as well. 


The Invite shows that the Hellomoto girl is holding a slim Dual-camera Smartphone. The invite also states that Motorola is back, and perhaps this is a reference to the old Motorola that customers knew and loved before the Lenovo buyout.


Motorola is due to launch five smartphones including the Moto G5s series, Moto X (2017), and the Moto Z2 lineup. That said, the upcoming smartphone may be one from the Moto Z2 lineup. 

Maybe Motorola is looking to announce the Moto Gs series, or it maybe the Moto X (2017). That said, nothing is known for now from the company, and Motorola will tease it in upcoming days ahead of the launch, which will give a clear idea about what they are going to launch in the country. 
Motorola sends out invites for June 27 event; Moto Z and Moto Z Force in Question

Source: MobileXpose

Here is the Motorola Moto Z2 Force in its Full Glory

Here is the Motorola Moto Z2 Force in its Full Glory

Just yesterday, Motorola's roadmap for 2017 has been leaked, which showed us that Motorola will launch Moto Z2 Force, the successor to the Moto Z Force. Previously, there was a 360-degree CAD render of the phone which showed the design of the smartphone. 

Today, a new render of is posted by Slashleaks, which illustrates both the Smartphones in full glory. The Z2 Force will come in Crown Gold color. From the front, the phone will look like the Moto G5 series, and it will also come with a dual tone front-facing LED flash. 


The Moto Z2 Play also feature the same design language, but the LED flash is placed on the left side. At the back, both the phones will feature similar design language with the magnetic pins located at the bottom. Both the devices will feature rear camera bump.

The Moto Z2 Force and Z2 Play will feature 5.5-inch displays, but they will be differentiated by the resolution. The Z2 Force will feature a shatterproof display and Snapdragon 835 SoC, while the Z2 Play will have Snapdragon 626 and 3000mAh battery. 

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