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Android Oreo Update Finally Available for Verizon’s Moto Z DROID

Finally some good news for the owners of Moto Z DROID: Android Oreo is now available on Verizon Wireless. While so far it hasn’t been progressing as fast as expected, it looks like the rollout of Oreo is reaching more and more users.

Unlocked variants first, then droids

One month ago Android Oreo was introduced on unlocked variants of Moto Z. Unfortunately, the “DROID” variants of Motorola’s device, amongst them Moto Z Force, were not part of this process. Now, the users of Moto Z on Verizon wireless can finally pick up the most recent update of Google’s mobile operating system. Of course, a brief soak test was needed before Oreo’s release, as it had to be checked for any possible errors and bugs.

The new update: Android Oreo and the security patch

Android Oreo comes in the update package together with the security patch from May. All Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID users can now pick up a software version OCL27.76-69-4 via an over-the-air update.

Android Oreo and what comes with it

While developing Android Oreo, Google’s goal was to make its newest operating system as comfortable and efficient as possible. Therefore, it comes with a wide range of improvements and new features. One of the most notable new additions is Picture in Picture, which allows users to watch a video and use an app at the same time. In order to improve the management of the notifications, Google modified some already existing features while also adding new ones, such as notification dots. Android Oreo brings a completely new emoji set, while some were redesigned.

If you are a proud owner of either Moto Z DROID or Moto Z Force DROID and you still haven’t received your version of the Android Oreo update, do not hesitate and search for it in the Settings.

By Henry R. Lares

Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post.  In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.

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