After bringing Moto Z Play to Android 7.0 Nougat last month, which includes an enhanced version of Doze Mode used for extruding battery life, representatives of the company have confirmed that an update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat is in the works for Moto Z Play.
The previous Android 7.0 Nougat offered customized quick settings menu and a “clear all” button which is used for closing all open tabs with just a single tap, apart from many other improvements and fixes.
Moto Z Play will have Android 7.1.1 according to Motorola Mobility India’s customer representative. The release date has not been set as of yet. Although 7.1.1 is a technically minor update to the Nougat series, it still promises to bring in a number of intriguing new specifications to the platform which includes 3D Touch-like App shortcuts for Nexus, now Pixel, Launcher; Official Night Light; and the introduction of the emoji and image keyboard. There are other features which are however hardware dependents, such as “Moves” fingerprint gesture or Daydream VR support, as per Slash Gear.
At the time of Moto Z Play’s launch, it used to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is the first Motorola flagship device which supports the Moto mods. Among the features of the device are a 5.5-inch full HD display, 3GB RAM, 16 megapixels primary and 5 megapixels secondary camera with LED flash, among others. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and a humongous 3510 mAh battery.
Users of Moto Z Play might expect at least Android O to be on the cards as the model has not reached the end of the usual two-year support period. Motorola has been an almost perfect Android citizen under the stewardship of Google, but how will it function under Lenovo’s management remains to be seen.
American multinational telecommunications company Motorola was established 88 years back in 1928. Lenovo purchased Motorola mobility from Google three years back in 2014.