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.