Moto Z Play Stories July 3

Verizon’s Moto Z Play Droid Edition now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo

As we near the official release of Android P, we are seeing a lot more phones get updated to the outgoing Android Oreo. Up next to get the almost year-old version of Android is Verizon’s Moto Z Play Droid Edition.

Moto Z Play Stories June 5, 2017

Moto Z Play and Nextbit Robin pick up Android 7.1.1 upgrades

When budget Android smartphones hit the market, they don’t often come with the promise of lots of future updates. Motorola has done well in the past with this, and startup Nextbit pushed well over a dozen updates to the Robin. Now, both of these companies are pushing Google’s latest OS to very affordable and solid Android smartphones ─ the Nextbit Robin and Moto Z Play.

Moto Z Play Stories March 10, 2017

The unlocked Moto Z Play is now being updated to Android Nougat

One of the quiet winners in the mobile space last year was the Moto Z Play. With mid-range specs, a solid premium build, compatibility with Moto Mods, and battery life that isn’t rivaled by anyone else, all for under $500, the Z Play easily became one of the best options on the market and now, it’s getting even better.

Moto Z Play Stories March 8, 2017

Verizon now rolling out Android Nougat to its Moto Z Play

Verizon is well-known for being pretty slow with updating its smartphones, as we’ve seen this month with the Verizon variants of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. There aren’t many exceptions to this, although the company was the first to update the Moto Z and Moto Z Force to Nougat. Now, it’s finally updating the Moto Z Play to the same OS.

Moto Z Play Stories February 14, 2017

Deal: Snag a Moto Mod-compatible Moto Z Play refurb (unlocked) for just $205

If you’re looking for a phone that’s compatible with Moto Mods on the cheap, this might be the one for you. Best Buy offers a Geek Squad refurbished Moto Z Play in 32GB capacity for $205 shipped, which is a whopping $245 off the price you would pay if you bought a new one from Amazon.

Moto Z Play Stories January 18, 2017

Nougat isn’t coming to the unlocked Moto Z until Feb, Moto Z Play in March

Verizon started rolling out Android Nougat to their Moto Z and Z Force handsets back in November. This fit with a statement given by a Motorola spokesperson which said that the entire line would be updated in Q4 of 2016.

The issue now is that the unlocked variants of the handset — sold directly from Moto themselves — have yet to receive any sort of update. A new statement from the Lenovo-owned company says that these updates should be coming soon…

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