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Moto Z Play update tracker

This is the Moto Z Play update tracker, covering unlocked and international versions as well as the Verizon Moto Z Play Droid.

Published onMarch 13, 2017

Update, March 15: As expected, Android 7.0 Nougat has begun rolling out to the unlocked Moto Z Play in the United States. The update comes in at build number NPN25.137-24-1, for those wondering.

To check out all the new features coming to the Moto Z, you can see the full changelog here.

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If you own an unlocked Moto Z Play in the U.S., you can check for the update manually be heading to Settings>About phone>System updates>Update Motorola software.

Thanks for the tip, Bryce!

Welcome to the Moto Z Play and Moto Z Play Droid (the Verizon-exclusive version) Android update tracker page. This page covers Verizon and unlocked versions of the Moto Z Play with a quick reference table for each and a log with links to further details. It will be regularly updated with the latest Moto Z Play and Play Droid update information but we won’t be covering general security patches in this list.

We recommend you bookmark this page so you can stay up to date with the very latest updates.

Moto Z Play and Moto Z Play Droid Android Nougat update

Lenovo and Verizon have finally started to roll out Android Nougat to the Moto Z Play Droid, as well as the unlocked Moto Z Play in the United States. This comes just a few weeks after the update hit Europe and India models.

Moto Z Play / Moto Z Play Droid updates Android 6.0.1Android 7.0 Android 7.1.1
Moto Z Play / Moto Z Play Droid updates
Android 6.0.1
Android 7.0
Android 7.1.1
Moto Z Play / Moto Z Play Droid updates
US unlocked
Android 6.0.1
Android 7.0
Android 7.1.1


The Moto Z Play Droid is exclusive to Verizon and, as such, is incompatible with other networks. The US unlocked Moto Z Play is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile but is not available for purchase through the carriers themselves. Both the Moto Z and Moto Z Play Droid are incompatible with Sprint as well as some other smaller networks.

For full carrier compatibility, check the official list.

Verizon Moto Z Play Droid update (XT1650-01):

  • March 7, 2017: Lenovo and Verizon have started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to Moto Z Play Droid devices.
  • January 18, 2017: Lenovo says the Nougat update will arrive to the Moto Z Play Droid in March.
  • December 29, 2016: Default notification volume level increased to match the volume level used in the original software release, you can increase or lower the notifications volume in Settings.

US unlocked Moto Z Play update (XT1635):

  • March 13, 2017: Lenovo has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to unlocked Moto Z Play devices.
  • March 9, 2017: Republic Wireless claims unlocked Moto Z Play models will receive Android Nougat on Monday, March 13, 2017.
  • January 24, 2017: Lenovo seeks beta testers for the Nougat preview build.
  • January 18, 2017: Lenovo says Nougat update will arrive to the unlocked Moto Z Play in March.

International Moto Z Play update (XT1650-03):

  • February 6, 2017: Android Nougat starts rolling out to the Moto Z Play in India.
  • January 27, 2017: European Moto Z Play units begin receiving Nougat rollout OTA.

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