The Moto Z Play is one of the favorite terminals of 2016, thanks to its balance and above all, its great autonomy. This smartphone with Android 6.0.1, now takes a leap, since today we learned that the Moto Z Play is updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat right now. And what’s more, it is doing it globally.
Thus, the Lenovo / Motorola mid-range is updated as far as software is concerned, loading the latest version of Android available so far.
The Moto Z Play is updated to Android 7.1.1 Nougat; These are the news from Motorola / Lenovo
The truth is that it has taken a while, but finally, the mid-range Moto is getting its share of nougat.
But be careful, because in addition to the new features that this update includes, Motorola wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to add its own.
For example, the changelog indicates that system stability improvements and additional support for MotoMods will be applied. Let us remember that this smartphone was the first mid-range to be compatible with Motorola’s additional modules.
On the other hand, it is indicated that it also integrates security patches, but it is not clear what date they are updated. The last one that the Moto Z Play received was in April, so it is likely that in this case it will arrive, at least, with the May one.
Likewise, users will find one more app on their computer: Google Duo, the big G’s video calling application that for some reason Lenovo has seen fit to implement by default. It is likely that it can be uninstalled after the update.
The new features coming with Android 7.1.1. Nougat
But perhaps the most interesting thing about knowing that the Moto Z Play is updated to Android 7.1.1 is precisely being able to enjoy the . The truth is that it is a “minor” update, but it includes three very interesting keys.
On the one hand, with Android 7.1.1, gender equality work emojis have arrived. This is a new series of emoji that represent different jobs, available in both genders.
On the other hand, it will now be possible to search for GIFs through the Google keyboard, and then send them through compatible messaging apps: Allo, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, etc.
Lastly, and perhaps the most interesting, we have shortcuts to specific app actions. Basically, compatible apps that are arranged on the main screen will show a series of actions to go directly to them without having to open the app and search for them. YouTube, for example, can take you to the trends section or your subscriptions directly.
Remember that these types of updates are rolled out gradually, so they will not reach all countries at the same time, days or even weeks apart. Likewise, it is recommended that it be downloaded via Wi-Fi and installed with at least 60% of the battery charged.