NEW DELHI: Motorola’s mid range smartphone, Moto Z Play ,, which was launched in India in October 2016 may soon be receiving the latest Android Nougat 7.1.1 OS update. Although the Lenovo-owned handset maker has not yet announced the update publically, one of the company’s executives recently confirmed the news on the Motorola’s chat forum.
When asked by a user if the Moto Z Play will receive Android 7.1.1, the executive replied saying, “Yes, It will get but I am not sure about the date.” Though the executive didn’t share rollout timeframe, the confirmation is surely good news for Moto Z Play owners.
The Motorola Moto Z Play was launched last year with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. In February this year, the smartphone received Android 7.0 Nougat OS version. The Android 7.1.1 Nougat has already been rolled out to Moto G4 devices.
Motorola rolled out the OS version to Nexus 6 handsets in January 2017. In February, the Moto Z was listed on GFXBench website with the same OS version, cementing the rumours of the device receiving the OS update further
It is worth mentioning that the Android 7.1.1 is not the company’s latest OS version.Google has already started rolling out Android 7.1.2 Nougat to Pixel and Nexus-branded smartphones.
To recall, the Moto Z Play features a 5.5-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution SuperAmoled display. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 3GB RAM. Besides 32GB of inbuilt storage, the handset includes the usual connectivity features and has a battery capacity of 3,510mAh. On the camera front, the smartphone sports a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.
The Moto Z Play was launched alongside the Moto Z smartphone in India.