Moto Z now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update

By: Meenu Rana, The Mobile Indian, Last updated : March 23, 2018 3:11 pm

The update has been currently rolled out only in Brazil but is expected to roll in other countries as well.

Motorola has finally rolled out the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Moto Z smartphone. The update has been currently rolled out only in Brazil but is expected to roll in other countries as well.

As reported by AndroidSoul, the Android 8.0 Oreo update has a version number of OPL27.76-51, weighs in at around 1.4GB. The update brings March Android security patch as well. It is currently available as an OTA but can be manually downloaded to the phone. Users can go to Settings> About Phone, to check for the latest update.

After the Oreo update, the smartphones will have picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Android Oreo has other features like including Background limits, installation of apps via APK, over 60 new emojis, notification dots, Wide-gamut colour for apps, Snoozing individual notification, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, WebView enhancements and much more.


The Moto Z was launched in India in October 2016 at Rs 39,999 along with the Moto Z Play. Coming with a water repelling coating, the smartphone is made of military aircraft-grade aluminiumand stainless steel and is only 5.2 mm thin wrapping a 5.5-inch Quad-HD AMOLED screen. On the inside, it is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4 GB RAM and 64GB if internal storage which is expandable up to 2TB. For the battery, the device features a 2600 mAh battery and offers a bunch of connectivity options such as NFC, fingerprint reader, 4G connectivity, AGPS, USB Type C port, WiFi (ac), 3.5mm headphone jack etc.

For the camera, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera with F1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization, laser auto focus, 8x digital zoom,4K video recording ability, slow-motion video recording feature, professional mode etc. For the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with wide-angle lens, f/2.2 aperture, professional and beauty modes. Interestingly, the smartphone features LED flash on both front and back. Being the rare breed of boasting dual front firing speakers, the Moto Z also comes with a host of sensors such as accelerometer, gyroscope, hall effect, magnetometer, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor.


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