Motorola has now started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for Moto Z Play in India. The Moto Z Play was launched in India back in October 2016 for Rs 24,999 along with the Moto Z smartphone. The smartphone was launched initially with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. It received Android Nougat 7.0 update in India earlier last year followed by Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in August.
The Android 8.0 Oreo update comes with the newer version OPN27.76-12-22 and it weighs around 1GB.The update also brings Android security update for April 1, 2018.
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.
After the update, the smartphone will have all the goodies of Android Oreo. Users will get picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimize 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 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. 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.
The smartphone has 32 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to a 2 TB via micro SD card. Now running on Android Oreo, 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.