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Moto Z gets a new Nougat update, but not to Android 7.1

The Lenovo Moto Z has just received another update, and though it doesn't deliver Android 7.1 Nougat, it does include one very important fix.
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December 29, 2016

The Lenovo Moto Z got the Android 7.0 Nougat update last month, but it has already received another software upgrade, and not just of the security patch variety either. The Android version remains at 7.0, but the bizarrely large 540 MB file does add one very necessary thing: a fix for the low volume notification sound issue many Moto Z owners have been suffering for a month.

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That is the only change listed in the update prompt, but there has to be a little more on board other than that in a half-gigabyte file. Post-update, the Moto Z is still rocking the November security update though, so it’s not that. We’ll just have to assume there’s a bunch of other bug fixes and performance improvements in there instead.

The build number is NPL25.86-17-3 and you can check for it manually via Settings > About phone if you don’t see the OTA notification in the next couple days. In the meantime, be sure to take a look at our Best of Android 2016 series, which breaks down each major category of device testing before we eventually crown a manufacturer and device of the year.