Moto Z2 Play gets Android 8.0 Oreo Update in India

It includes features such as Keyboard Navigation, updated set of Smileys, simpler installation for unknown apps and Notification Channels

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Motorola Moto Z2 Play Review

Motorola has started rolling out a stable Android Oreo 8.0 update for its Moto Z2 Play device in India. The update had been recently released in Europe last month.

Moto Z2 Play and Android Oreo: New Features

The update is all set to introduce features and improvements that include Auto fill APIs, Adaptive Icons, Picture in Picture Display (PIP), Background Limits for Moto Z2 Play. Support for High Quality Bluetooth audio codecs like the LDAC codec, Keyboard Navigation, updated set of Smileys, simpler installation for unknown apps and Notification Channels, apart from many more features are also included in the update.

The updated has been rolled out as OTA (over the air) as also includes the Security Patch update released on 1st April 2018. The update is also confirmed to be 1190 MB (approx. 1.2 GB) in size. Users can check if they have received the update by browsing to Settings > About Phone > Software Update. In case your device hasn’t prompted to already install the update, it can be done here.

The update comes amidst a busy period for the smartphone maker, which has been rolling out the Android Oreo 8.0 update to a flurry of its smartphones. Although no official announcements had been made regarding the rollout of the update for the Z2 Play, it still got the update much sooner than the other phones. It was probably due to the fact that towards the end of last year Motorola had released a list of their smartphones that are due to receive the Oreo update and the Z2 Play had featured in it. Moreover, it was only last month that the Z2 Play’s predecessor, the Z2 had received the Oreo update.

The Lenovo owned smartphone maker, Motorola, has released the Z2 Play last year in India starting at a price of Rs. 19,990. The smartphone features a 12MP rear camera with dual LED flash and the front features a 5MP camera with a flash. The display is 5.5-inch Super AMOLED Full HD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The phones comes with two variants – 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and a 4GB RAM variant with 64GB storage.