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Android Nougat coming to unlocked Moto Z handsets next month

Motorola Moto Z by Lenovo modular Android smartphone gets Nougat later this month
Motorola Moto Z
While Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid on Verizon got updated to Nougat back in mid-November, the unlocked Moto Z will finally get the latest Android version next month, reveals a Motorola spokesperson.

Users of unlocked Moto Z handsets that were sold directly by Motorola have been waiting for Android Nougat since mid-November when those having the Verizon Wireless variant received the new firmware. While their wait is not over yet, we now have an official confirmation of Nougat's release for the unlocked Moto Z.

"Motorola has confirmed to us that Nougat will be rolling out to the unlocked Moto Z in February," reveals Android Central. Unfortunately, "the spokesperson neglected to say when in the shorter month it would arrive" but at least added that both the Verizon and unlocked Moto Z Play handsets are scheduled to receive Android 7.0 Nougat in March.

Unlocked handsets usually receive the updates first, since there is less testing needed. In this case, the Verizon variant arrived in July, while the unlocked Moto Z became available at the end of September. Due to this fact, they are on different software paths, with separate teams working on them - the unlocked version is optimized for both T-Mobile and AT&T.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-19 (Update: 2017-01-19)
Codrut Nistor
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.