TechDroider: Moto-Z2-Play

Moto Z2 Play Gets Oreo Update in Brazil (Updated: India Too!)

Following the Moto Z, and Moto Z Play units picking up Android 8.0 Oreo Software, the update is now live for the Moto Z2 Play.

We've seen the update coming through Moto Z2 Play in Brazil (RETBR) and India (RETIN). It weighs around 1GB and features April 1, 2018 Security patch.

Android 8.0 Oreo update includes new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and other Oreo goodies.

The stable build is rolling out as OPS27.76-12-25 for the Moto Z2 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. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


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Moto Z2 Play Android 8.0 Oreo Update is on Its Way

Moto Z2 Play Android 8.0 Oreo Update is on Its Way
Motorola is planning to release the latest Android Oreo update to its Moto Z2 Play Smartphone. Final Android 8.0 Oreo update Release Notes for the Moto Z2 Play are now live.

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 Play would also feature the latest April 1st 2018 Security Patch, Stability improvements, and brand new Camera Application.

So, the company is most likely to start Android 8.0 Oreo official rollout for the Moto Z2 Play by the end of this month or early May. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


INTRODUCTION

Motorola is excited to announce a new software update for moto z2 play by Motorola. This update brings important improvements to your phone.

For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mymotoz.

NOTE: 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, more efficient notification controls and improved data saver and battery features.
  • Android security: Includes the updates of Android security patches through April 1st, 2018.
  • Stability improvements: Includes changes that fix bugs and improve the stability of your phone.


Moto Z2 Play Android Oreo Release Imminent

Moto Z2 Play Android Oreo Release Imminent
Motorola is planning to release the latest Android Oreo update to its Moto Z2 Play Smartphone. Final Android 8.0 Oreo update Release Notes for the Moto Z2 Play are now live.

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 Play would also feature the latest March 1st 2018 Security Patch, Stability improvements, and brand new Camera Application.


So, the company is most likely to start Android 8.0 Oreo official rollout for the Moto Z2 Play by the end of this month or early April. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Moto z2 play - Android™ 8.0 Oreo™ - Informações sobre a versão [Portuguese]


INTRODUÇÃO

Temos o prazer de anunciar uma nova atualização do software para o moto z2 play da Motorola. Essa atualização traz o Android™ 8.0 Oreo™ para o seu telefone juntamente com outras melhorias.

Para mais informações sobre atualizações e suporte, acesse www.motorola.com/mymotoz.

NOTA: todas as informações do telefone serão salvas. Não é possível utilizar uma versão anterior do software após instalar esta atualização.

MELHORIAS


Esta atualização inclui alterações como:
  • Segurança Android: inclui as atualizações de correções de segurança Android até 1º de Março de 2018;
  • Melhorias na câmera;
  • Melhorias de estabilidade.

Thanks Yash

Moto Z2 Play Picks Up February 2018 Security Patch

The Motorola Moto Z2 Play is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto Z2 Play in India you should have received the over-the-air update notification for February 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto Z2 Play brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements. The new software weighs in at around 74.2MB.

Note that the Moto Z2 Play still runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.0, which is already available for a few Motorola Phones.


Also Read: Android 8.0 on Moto X4: Moto Launcher gets Dark Theme Option

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.

Cheers Navin M B Nair

February Security Update Release Notes are live for the Moto Z, and Moto Z2 Family

Motorola seems to be gearing up to unleash a wave of February Security updates onto its devices. We first saw February 2018 release notes show up for the Moto X4, and Moto G4/Plus, but we are now seeing it for the Moto Z and Moto Z2 Phones.

Motorola mentions that the February update for the Moto Z 2016 includes WPA2 WiFi vulnerability "KRACK" Fix. The Key Reinstallation Attacks (A.K.A KRACKs) was first discovered by Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet, KU Leuven. It’s a WiFi vulnerability that breaks WPA2 by forcing nonce reuse. Apart from the February 2018 update, there's no mention of any improvements or features for the Moto Z Force, Moto Z Play, and Moto Z2 Play.

The most severe issue patched by Google in the february security bulletin could enable a remote attacker to use a specially crafted file to execute unauthorized code within the context of a privileged process in the Media framework.

There's no information when the company will release February 2018 Security Update. We’ll update you as soon as the February 2018 security patch starts rolling out. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Yesterday, we saw many websites reporting the news that Motorola is rolling out Oreo to a large number of devices including the Moto X4, Moto Z and Z2 Series, Moto G5, Moto G5s Plus, and Moto G4 Plus. Well, the news is quite misleading as the Official Press Release from Motorola only says that the Moto X4 is getting the Oreo update in Australia starting today and the eligible devices for Oreo includes Moto Z and Z2 Series, Moto G5, Moto G5s Plus, and Moto G4 Plus. That said, Don't get spun by Internet rumors.

February Security Patch Release Notes:
Moto Z
Moto Z Play
Moto Z2 Play
Moto Z and Moto Z Force

Moto Z2 Play getting Android 8.0 Oreo soak test in Brazil

The last time we updated you on the status of the Moto Z2 Play's Android 8.0 Oreo update, we told you that it was in the works and the release is imminent. Well, it looks like Motorola and Lenovo are finally pushing early beta build to the MFN users.

If you own a Moto Z2 Play in the Brazil and have enrolled to Motorola Feedback Network, you should have recieved a notification for Android 8.0 Oreo Software Update with build number OPN27.74.



Android 8.0 Oreo Soak Test for the Moto Z2 Play 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 added several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto Z2 Play also brings the latest January 1st 2018 Security Patch, Stability and Camera improvements.

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. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Credits: Anderson Jorge

November Security update is now live for Moto Z2 Play owners

November Security update is now live for Moto Z2 Play owners
The Moto Z2 Play just got its latest software update with latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto Z2 Play you should have received the over-the-air update notification for November 1 Android security update.

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.

Screenshot:
November Security update is now live for Moto Z2 Play owners

About Moto Z2 Play: 

The Moto Z2 Play offers a 5.5-inch FHD display with increased brightness levels. You get the Snapdragon 626 with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. The device also has a 12MP Dual Pixel camera at the back along with an 5MP snapper at the front with dual-tone LED flashlight. And yes, a 3000mAh battery. 

The Moto Z2 Play features just 5.9mm thickness, and it comes with the aluminium body rather than the glass one seen on Moto Z Play. Also, the Z2 Play will have the camera bump at the back, for all the Moto Mods.

Cheers QuickTech Mohit

October security patch rolling out to Moto Z2 Play

October security patch rolling out to Moto Z2 Play
The Moto Z2 Play is now getting the latest October Security patch with Stability Improvement and Bug fixes.

If you own a Moto Z2 Play in the USA you should have received the over-the-air update notification for October Security Patch, and it's crucial that you download it, as it brings along the fix for the critical severity vulnerability in media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.


The October Android security update for the Moto Z2 Play comes with build no. NDSS26.118-23-11. 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. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
October security patch rolling out to Moto Z2 Play

Via: Reddit


Black Moto Z2 Play now Available for Pre-order in China

Moto Z2 Play Black color Edition is now available for Pre-order in China. You can Pre-order it by going to the Official Motorola China website.

The device do looks gorgeous in Black color, However It is only available in Lunar Gray and Fine Gold color options in most of the Markets. In case, if you want the Black color you can get it from China.


Specs wise, the Moto Z2 Play offers a 5.5-inch FHD display with increased brightness levels. You get the Snapdragon 626 with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. The device also has a 12MP Dual Pixel camera at the back along with an 5MP snapper at the front with dual-tone LED flashlight. And yes, a 3000mAh battery.


The Moto Z2 Play features just 5.9mm thickness, and it comes with the aluminium body rather than the glass one seen on Moto Z Play. Also, the Z2 Play will have the camera bump at the back, for all the Moto Mods.

OnePlus 3T vs Moto Z2 Play: Specs Comparison

OnePlus 3T vs Moto Z2 Play
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat | OxygenOSAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
ProcessorQuad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
ChipsetSnapdragon 821Snapdragon 626
GPUAdreno 530Adreno 506
Display
TypeOptic AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Screen Size5.5 inches5.5 inches
Memory
Internal64 GB32/64 GB
RAM6 GB3/4 GB
Camera
Primary16MP PDAF, f/2.0, OIS12MP PDAF, Laser AF, f/1.7
Secondary16 MP5 MP
Battery and Power
Type3400 mAh | Dash Charging3000 mAh | Turbo Charging
Price
Indian Rs.Rs. 27,999Rs. 28,999
Which one would you choose?

Grab the Moto Z2 Play Wallpaper here!

Grab the Moto Z2 Play wallpaper here
The Moto Z2 Play was officially unveiled by Motorola at a press event this month, so as is the case shortly after these get-togethers, the wallpapers from the device are now in the wild.

You can download the below wallpaper. To do so, simply right-click on the Image, select open link in new tab, save it to your PC or Smartphone.
Grab the Moto Z2 Play wallpaper here

Moto Z2 Play launched in India, Reserve Now for ₹27,999

Moto Z2 Play launched in India, Reserve Now for ₹27,999
Lenovo-owned Motorola, today announced the Moto Z2 Play in India at a price of Rs. 27,999. The phone will be available both online at Flipkart and offline at various retail outlets and only the 4GB of RAM variant is launched in India, clubbed with 64GB of internal storage. 


Specs wise, the Moto Z2 Play offers a 5.5-inch FHD display with increased brightness levels. You get the Snapdragon 626 with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. The device also has a 12MP Dual Pixel camera at the back along with an 5MP snapper at the front with dual-tone LED flashlight. And yes, a 3000mAh battery.


The Moto Z2 Play features just 5.9mm thickness, and it comes with the aluminium body rather than the glass one seen on Moto Z Play. Also, the Z2 Play will have the camera bump at the back, for all the Moto Mods

Along with the Moto Z2 Play, the company also announced new Moto Mods, including the JBL Speaker 2, which comes in Red, Black and Blue colors, new Power Pack and Style Shells. Motorola also confirms that the Gamepad Mod project is alive and will be coming sooner or later this year.

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Moto Z2 Play Announced at $499 With Snapdragon 626 and 3000mAh battery

You are probably watching along to the Moto Z2 Play live stream or tweets, but the phone is now official with enhanced features such as a slim design, dual-pixel autofocus camera and new fingerprint sensor, that offer security and navigation at the same time.

Along with the Moto Z2 Play, the company also announced new Moto Mods, including the JBL Speaker 2, which comes in Red, Black and Blue colors, new Power Pack and Style Shells. Motorola also confirms that the Gamepad Mod project is alive and will be coming sooner or later this year.

Specs wise, the Moto Z2 Play offers a 5.5-inch FHD display with increased brightness levels. You get the Snapdragon 626 with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. The device also has a 12MP Dual Pixel camera at the back along with an 5MP snapper at the front with dual-tone LED flashlight. And yes, a 3000mAh battery.

The Moto Z2 Play features just 5.9mm thickness, and it comes with the aluminium body rather than the glass one seen on Moto Z Play. Also, the Z2 Play will have the camera bump at the back, for all the Moto Mods.

Moto Z2 Play will be available in Brazil today starting at R$ 1,999, and will rollout globally starting this month. In the U.S., Moto Z2 Play will be available exclusively on Verizon and will be available on Motorola.com later this summer for $499 USD.

Motorola Moto Z2 Play Live and Retail Box Images Posted Online

There are some rumours that Motorola will announce the Moto Z2 Play on June 1 at the Computex 2017 event. Before that, a user has posted the complete images along with the retail box pictures of the Z2 Play, which allegedly showed and confirmed the design of the specs. 

The Moto Z2 Play will be slim at the just 5.9mm thickness, and it comes with the aluminium body rather than the glass one seen on Moto Z Play. Also, the Z2 Play will have the camera bump at the back, and this time around, the Moto Mods are called as 'Moto Snaps.' 

The retail box of the device is red in colour, and he also showed the CPU-Z configuration of the phone. The device will feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display, same as its predecessor and will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 626 SoC. There will be 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device also has a 12MP Dual Pixel camera at the back along with an 8MP snapper at the back with dual-tone LED flashlight. 

The Moto Z2 Play will pack a smaller 3000mAh battery, smaller than the Moto Z Play battery. The device also comes with Moto Turbo Charging technology. 


Here's the Moto Z2 Play in all three colors

Here's the Moto Z2 Play in all three colors
Last month, we saw a render of the Moto Z2 Play is Grey color along with few Style shells, and now we have the front renders of the same device in White/Gold, Black/Grey and White/Silver color variants.

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. 

SOURCE : Roland Quandt‏

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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