Verizon Begins Rolling Out Nougat to the Moto Z Droid & Moto Z Droid Force

Verizon Begins Rolling Out Nougat to the Moto Z Droid & Moto Z Droid Force

Many were wondering how Lenovo would change the way Motorola handles their smartphone business once the acquisition had been completed. Lenovo said they had plants to utilize Motorola connections to enter the US smartphone market, while at the same time introducing Motorola smartphones to countries they have never been sold in.

This all sounds great, but there were still some who were paranoid about the whole situation.

Some were worried that Lenovo would force Motorola to start using their own custom UI skin, and there were others who felt Motorola wouldn’t be able to push out updates as quickly as they had in the past. So far, the fans of stock Android have had nothing to fear, but the update cycle has been a bit of a mixed bag. It seemed like the Droid Turbo 2 wasn’t ever going to receive the update to¬†Marshmallow, and this led to many thinking the same would happen to the¬†Nougat update for the Moto Z Droid and the Moto Z Droid Force.

Thankfully that isn’t the case, as multiple people are starting to see their Motorola and Verizon flagship updated to Android 7.0 Nougat. The build number for the new Moto Z Droid update is NCL25.86-11, the install time for the update is said to be up to 20 minutes, and currently weighs in at 1.58GB in size. This OTA update from Verizon and Motorola includes the typical Nougat features (like split-screen mode and quick app switching), along with the November 1st, 2016 Android security patches.

This new update also brings official support for Google’s Daydream VR platform as well. Besides the Pixel and Pixel XL, the Axon 7, Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Droid Force are currently the only smartphones with support for Daydream. We’re also seeing this update include support for the Camera2 API as well. So certain applications will be able to manually control various aspects of the camera hardware.

Source: Android Police

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