While Motorola Moto Z owners in Brazil saw Android 8.0 Oreo almost two months ago, owners of unlocked Moto Z devices in the United States were left out in the cold. However, it looks like Motorola is finally rolling out Oreo to all unlocked Moto Z devices in the U.S. starting now.
You may already have a notification for the update as you read this. But if not, you can simply head to Settings > About phone > Software Update > Check for updates.
Keep in mind, that to update your Moto Z to Android 8.0 Oreo, you’ll need to be connected to Wi-Fi and have at least 50% battery. Ideally, your phone will be charging during the update just to be safe.
Weighing in at 1.4GB, the Android 8.0 Oreo update brings all the usual Oreo features to the Moto Z, including picture-in-picture, notification dots, and support for Android Instant Apps. It also brings the latest security patch (up to March 1, anyway) and what Motorola refers to as “stability improvements.”
The Motorola Moto Z and its variation the Motorola Moto Z Force came out in 2016 to great reviews (we gave it an 8.8 out of 10). The phone supports the Moto Mods line of smartphone snap-on enhancements, which are much-loved in the Motorola community. However, it has had its fair share of issues, which we rounded up in this article.
If you need detailed instructions on how to update your Motorola Moto Z to Android 8.0 Oreo, click here.