After receiving Android Nougat 7.0 update for Moto Z Play smartphone in India earlier this year, the company has now rolled out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Moto Z Play in India, as per a report of Techdroider. The 7.1.1 update comes with the newer version NPNS26.118-22. The smartphone was launched initially last year in India with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.
The Android 7.1.1 Nougat update brings many enhancements including multi-tasking features, app shortcuts through which the users can easily access their favourite apps from the by simply long pressing the app icon and Google Duo will come bundled with the latest update. Users can also send GIFs directly from their keyboard on supported apps such as Google Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts. Apart from this, there are some stability improvements and includes Android security of July 2017.
To recall, the Android Nougat brings in a bunch of new features including split-screen multitasking, more customisable quick settings, better battery life, improved Google keyboard, enhanced notifications and recent applications window. Further, the latest Android OS version also brings in ‘Double Tap’ on the Recent button to switch between the two most recent apps which come in very handy at times. For extended battery life, Android Nougat comes with ‘Doze on the go’ which will get activated even if your Nougat running device is in your pocket.
The company advises you to update when the battery in your phone is at least 50% charged and you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. Since the update is being rolled out over-the-air, it may take some time before it comes to your device. One can also manually check for the update by going to Settings ->About Phone -> Software Update.
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The Moto Z Play was launched in India back in October 2016 for Rs 24,999 along with the Moto Z smartphone. The smartphone comes with an aluminium frame and glass back wrapping a 5.5 inch full HD Super AMOLED display. Moto Z Play is packed with a 3510 mAh non-removable battery which promises up to 45 hours of battery life and is said to be Moto’s longest-lasting battery ever. It supports TurboPower charging technology as well through which one gets juice for up to 8 hours in just 15 minutes.
Moto Z Play is powered by a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor (Snapdragon 625) coupled with Adreno 506 and 3GB RAM (LPDDR3 RAM). The device features a 16-megapixel primary camera that has laser autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, 1.3 um pixel size, 4x digital zoom, burst mode, auto HDR, 4K video recording ability, slow motion video recording feature, and professional mode. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with f2.2 aperture, 85-degree wide angle lens, flashlight, professional mode, beauty mode and auto night mode.
For packing in your data, the device has 32 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to a 2 TB via micro SD card. Now running on Android Nougat, the device is only 6.99 mm thick and comes with water repelling coating on its body. For connectivity, the device comes with dual SIM functionality and has Bluetooth 4.0 LE, WiFi (a/b/g/n), NFC, AGPS, USB Type-C port, 3.5 mm port etc. Being a device sporting a modular concept, it comes with Moto Mod connectors through which one can attach various Moto Mods. Apart from that, it sports 3 microphones, a fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity, and audio monitor.