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Moto Z Play now receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update

by Josh Levenson | June 1, 2017June 1, 2017 6:00 am PDT

At long last, Motorola has started rolling out the long-awaited Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the less powerful variant of its soon-to-be former flagship smartphone, the Moto Z Play.

In addition to all of the features included in the latest build of the Android operating system, the upgrade transports compatibility for Moto Mods, and a slew of bug fixes and stability improvements.

Don’t expect to power on your Moto Z Play and install the firmware today, though. To cope with the sheer amount of devices it has to reach, Motorola’s distributing the OTA in stages.

Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to see if it’s ready for your device. Just open up Settings, tap About Device, followed by Software Update, then press Check for Updates.

Motorola’s announcing a new smartphone today

On a related note, Motorola revealed on Wednesday that it will take the wraps off a “bold” new smartphone at some point today. All signs point towards it being either the Moto Z2 Play (yes, the successor to the Moto Z Play) or the Moto G5S.

Be sure to keep checking back to find out exactly what the firm has up its sleeve.

Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...