The Verizon version of the Moto Z Play Droid from Motorola is finally getting the Android Oreo update, months before Google unveils the name of its next operating system. The software version for this is ODN27.76-12.30.2 and it is of 1.1GB in size, so you should download it over WiFi. Of course, if you happen to have unlimited data, you could use the data connection too.
With Android 8.0, the phone will get the Picture-In-Picture feature. With that, you can watch videos on part of the screen while you use another app. In addition, the notification dots feature will also be added to the phone, which notify you about apps that have pending notifications. There’s also the snooze notifications feature and more. The complete changelog is here.
Apparently, the update will also improve battery life on your phone and it will feel faster and smoother. That should be something users will enjoy, although adding the Oreo update so late in the phone’s life cycle isn’t something anyone should be proud of.
The Moto Z Play was exclusive to Verizon back in 2016, when it was launched. So, it’s been two years and the phone is nearing the end of life now.