Verizon hasn’t made any announcements yet, but many owners of the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force have reported that their devices have received the Android Nougat 7.0 over the air. If you have a Z Force Droid, then you’ll download the software version NCL26.86-11, while the version of the OTA for the Moto Z Droid is NCL25.86-11.
Regardless of the phone, the OTA update has a size of 1,500MB and it takes approximately 20 minutes to install it. If you have a cover that protects your Motorola Z or Z Force, you are advised to take it off, because the device will get seriously warm and the battery will be drained pretty fast. If you haven’t received the update notification yet, then you should head to Settings > System updates and check for it, then manually install it.
Some of the new features introduced in Android Nougat include split-screen to run two apps at once, split-screen tab viewing in Chrome, app quick-switching, wallpaper on the lock screen, a Clear All button, a new Installer animation, bundled notifications, suggested settings and many more. This is the first Nougat update that’s released for Motorola’s devices, but two years ago, Verizon was able to update the Moto X to KitKat before Google released the Nexus devices.
Both the Moto Z and Z Force were launched in September, with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, and they’re two phablets with the same screen size of 5.5-inch supporting a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, and they’re powered by the same Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor with two cores clocked at 2.15 GHz and two cores clocked at 1.6 GHz, backed by 4GB of RAM. There are only two differences between the two models: resolutions of their cameras and batteries. While the Moto Z has a rear camera of 13 MP, a front camera of 5 MP and a non-removable battery of 2600mAh, the Moto Z Force has a more advanced primary camera of 21 MP, a secondary camera of 5 MP and a larger battery of 3500mAh.
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