The much-awaited Google Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS update now seems to be live for certain Motorola smartphones. If you own Motorola Moto Z or Moto Z Force handsets having subscribed to Verizon's network services in the US, then do check your devices for new OTA notifications representing Nougat.
As per a GSMArena report, users of Verizon-driven Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force can check for Android Nougat firmware in the form of a bulky 1.5 GB sized file. To manually initiate searches for Android Nougat, Moto Z and Moto Z Force users can navigate to Settings > System Updates > Check for System Update; on their smartphones.
In addition to the above GSMArena report, Reddit has also been flooded with updates with regards to Android Nougat's imminent rollout to Motorola smartphones. The rollout of Android Nougat could take place any time soon on other expected devices, including the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and the Moto Z. This is applicable to smartphones running on other carrier networks excluding Verizon; including unlocked variants as well.
As far as newer enhancements are concerned, Android Nougat OS update introduces the following prominent new features to Motorola smartphones:
- Multi-Window view
- Quick Switch between multiple applications
- Enhanced Google Doze
- Direct reply to received notifications
- New custom Data Saver
- Split-Screen mode
- Picture-in-Picture mode
- Unicode 9 emojis
- New customised work mode
- Support for comparatively more languages.