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Nougat update may be rolling out to Verizon Moto Z Droid and Force Droid

Some Reddit users who own a Verizon Moto Z Droid or Force Droid are reporting they are getting an over-the-air update to Android 7.0 Nougat.

Published onNovember 18, 2016

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Verizon customers who own Lenovo’s recently launched Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid may be getting a nice pre-Thanksgiving surprise. Online reports suggest strongly that the carrier has begun rolling out updates for both phones that will upgrade their version of the Android OS from Marshmallow to Android 7.0 Nougat.

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As with many of these kinds of surprise reveals, the reports come from eager Reddit users, one of which quickly posted proof that his phone was indeed getting the over-the-air update. The upgrade to Nougat is apparently not yet ready for the Moto Z Play just yet.


The update version number is NCL26.86-11, but there’s no word yet about its file size. However, the screenshot shows that it will take about 20 minutes for the Nougat upgrade to install on the Verizon phones. The screen also says that the update also includes some features like split-screen mode for using two apps on the display at once, and “app quick switching”. Another Reddit user also says the update enables the Moto phones to work with the Daydream View VR headset.

So far, Verizon has not made any official announcements concerning a Nougat update for its Moto Z Droid phones, but these reports do make it seem like the carrier has indeed begun the process. If you own these phones and have been getting the Nougat update, make sure to give us your impressions in the comments.

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