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Android 8.0 Oreo Update OCX27 for T-Mobile Moto Z2 Force released

T-Mobile is now rolling out Android Oreo update OCX27 for Motorola Moto Z2 Force in the US. Google’s latest Android 8.0 Oreo comes with picture-in-picture (PIP) mode, Notifications Visual Cleanup, Notification Badges, Always-On Display Updates, Instant Apps, and Autofill for apps. Check out full details below.

New in Motorola Moto Z2 Force Android 8.0 Oreo update ODX27

Picture in Picture

Android O allows you to launch a YouTube video in picture-in-picture (PIP) mode. This lets you use other apps while still watching the video. The video displays in a small window that you can drag to any part of the screen.

Google Pixel XL Picture in Picture screenshot

Notifications Visual Cleanup

The more distinct visual hierarchy that is easier to scan and emphasizes what is most important.

Google Pixel XL Notifications Visual Cleanup screenshot

Notification Badges

Notification badges (or notification dots) appear on an apps’ icon to let you know the app has a notification for you. The badges display notifications associated with one or more notification channel in an app that you have not yet dismissed or acted on.

Google Pixel XL Notification Badges screenshot

When you press and hold an app icon that’s showing a notification badge, the notification details will pop-up right on your Home screen. No need to go into the app.

Google Pixel XL Notification Badges screenshot

Notification Channels

The notification channel feature gives you more control over which specific notifications you want to receive and how you want the alert to behave. Notification channels are categories of notifications available in an app. You can turn on only the notification channels you want and customize how they behave. Notifications of the same channel behave the same way.

Google Pixel XL Notification Channels screenshot

Always-On Display Updates

The Always-on display will transition to an ambient display during an incoming notification for easier reading. To wake your device simply double tap the screen.

Google Pixel XL Always on Display screenshot Google Pixel XL Always on Display screenshot

Instant Apps

The new Search Apps field lets you find an app instantly and displays recommended apps you’re likely to use.

Google Pixel XL Instant Apps screenshot

Autofill

Autofill makes signing in to apps quick and simple. Now you can pull your saved password data from Google Chrome or other auto-fill services.

Google Pixel XL Autofill screenshot

Android Oreo update ODX27 for Motorola Moto Z2 Force smartphones will gradually release to everyone. You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update.

Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

What’s new in Android Oreo

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Android 8.0 Oreo update ODX27.109-34 for Moto Z2 Force released

Verizon has pushed Android Oreo update ODX27.109-34 for Motorola Moto Z2 Force in the US. Google’s latest Android 8.0 Oreo comes with picture-in-picture (PIP) mode, Notifications Visual Cleanup, Notification Badges, Always-On Display Updates, Instant Apps, and Autofill for apps. Check out full details below.

Android 8.0 Oreo update ODX27.109-34 for Motorola Moto Z2 Force

Picture in Picture

Android O allows you to launch a YouTube video in picture-in-picture (PIP) mode. This lets you use other apps while still watching the video. The video displays in a small window that you can drag to any part of the screen.

Google Pixel XL Picture in Picture screenshot

Notifications Visual Cleanup

The more distinct visual hierarchy that is easier to scan and emphasizes what is most important.

Google Pixel XL Notifications Visual Cleanup screenshot

Notification Badges

Notification badges (or notification dots) appear on an apps’ icon to let you know the app has a notification for you. The badges display notifications associated with one or more notification channel in an app that you have not yet dismissed or acted on.

Google Pixel XL Notification Badges screenshot

When you press and hold an app icon that’s showing a notification badge, the notification details will pop-up right on your Home screen. No need to go into the app.

Google Pixel XL Notification Badges screenshot

Notification Channels

The notification channel feature gives you more control over which specific notifications you want to receive and how you want the alert to behave. Notification channels are categories of notifications available in an app. You can turn on only the notification channels you want and customize how they behave. Notifications of the same channel behave the same way.

Google Pixel XL Notification Channels screenshot

Always-On Display Updates

The Always-on display will transition to an ambient display during an incoming notification for easier reading. To wake your device simply double tap the screen.

Google Pixel XL Always on Display screenshot Google Pixel XL Always on Display screenshot

Instant Apps

The new Search Apps field lets you find an app instantly and displays recommended apps you’re likely to use.

Google Pixel XL Instant Apps screenshot

Autofill

Autofill makes signing in to apps quick and simple. Now you can pull your saved password data from Google Chrome or other auto-fill services.

Google Pixel XL Autofill screenshot

Android Oreo update ODX27.109-34 for Motorola Moto Z2 Force smartphones will gradually release to everyone. You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update.

Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

What’s new in Android Oreo

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Moto X Pure Update 25.201.1 released with KRACK Wi-Fi fix

Motorola is now rolling out a new software update 25.201.1 for Moto X Pure. The latest patch comes with a fix for KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability and Android October Security patch.

Android October Security patch which addresses Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the open-source Android OS. In addition, the firmware update also includes bug fixes and other improvements.

Software Update 25.201.1 for Moto X Pure

  • Fixed KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability
  • Android October Security patch
  • Device stability improvements.
  • Performance improvements.
  • Bug fixes

Software update 25.201.1 for Moto X Pure will gradually release to everyone. You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update.

Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

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Moto Smart Speaker by Alexa coming for Moto Z smartphones

Motorola has announced Moto Smart Speaker attachment for Moto Z smartphones. Moto Smart Speaker is powered by Amazon Alexa.

Like every Moto mod, the unit attaches magnetically to the back of the Moto Z phones. When attached, the 8W, 27mm dual speakers can act as a stand so the screen faces the user. The screen then doubles as an Amazon Spot to show off results. In addition, it has four microphones.

Moto Smart Speaker by Alexa (2)

The mod is about 22.8mm and comes with a 1,530 mAh battery, which can last up to 15 hours with “mixed use” on a 4G LTE network. This spec is of course dependent on factors like network configuration and app usage patterns. The unit also will work untethered from an in-home Echo.

The new Moto Smart Speaker is a logical set for Motorola, given that parent company Lenovo announced a Amazon Alexa Smart Assistant partnership at CES in January.

The new mod will be available for $150 in November for $149.99.

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Moto G4 Plus update NPJS25.93-14-10 out with BlueBorne security fix

Moto G4 Plus is now receiving a new software update NPJS25.93-14-10. The latest patch has fixed the BlueBorne security vulnerability on Android devices which lets a hacker gain control over everything on your device, all your files, camera, microphone, etc. just by being in range of your device’ Bluetooth connection.

In addition, the update for Moto G4 Plus also includes minor bug fixes and general performance improvements. The patch size is around 35MB.

Software Update Moto G4 Plus update NPJS25.93-14-10

  • Fixed BlueBorne security vulnerability.
  • Device stability improvements.
  • Performance improvements.
  • Bug fixes

Software update NPJS25.93-14-10 for Moto G4 Plus will gradually release to everyone. You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update.

Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

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Moto G5 Plus Update NPN25.137.43-5 out with VoLTE and Call Quality fixes

Verizon is now rolling out Moto G5 Plus software update NPN25.137.43-5. The new update released with VoLTE and Call Quality fixes.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus mid-range smartphone was announced earlier this year. However, the smartphone has had quite a few issues. One among them was poor voice call quality alongside issues surrounding VoLTE.

Software Update Moto G5 Plus

  • VoLTE and Call Quality fixes.
  • Device Stability improvements
  • Bug fixes.
  • Performance improvements.

Software update for Moto G5 Plus will gradually release to everyone. You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update.

Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

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Software Update MPIS24.241-2.35-1-17 for Moto G4 Play released

Verizon has released a new software update MPIS24.241-2.35-1-17 for Moto G4 Play smartphone in the US. The update comes with Android June security patch which addresses a total of 96 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the open-source Android OS and 23 additional patches designed specifically for Galaxy-branded smartphones.

In addition, the firmware update also brings device stability improvements, bug fixes and other improvements for performance.

Software Update MPIS24.241-2.35-1-17 for Moto G4 Play

  • Android June Security patch.
  • Device Stability improvements
  • Bug fixes.
  • Performance improvements.

Software update MPIS24.241-2.35-1-17 for Moto G4 Play is rolling out as OTA update. The updates will gradually release to everyone.

You can also check manually for updates, go to Settings > About device > System update. Make sure you have enough charge on your device at least 60% to 70% before downloading the update.

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Android 7.0 nougat update NPH25.200-15 for Moto X Style released

Android 7.0 update NPH25.200-15 for Moto X Style for Moto X Style is now available. The latest update brings new UX, split window mode, better notifications control, doze mode for better battery performance etc.

The new software update also includes latest Android May security patch, which brings fixes for dozens of vulnerabilities in Android OS. The update also brings bug fixes and performance improvements.

Android 7.0 nougat update NPH25.200-15 for Moto X Style features:

Productivity
  • Fast switching between apps: Multitasking on your phone is now easier. Double-tap the preview button / recent applications to toggle between the two most recent applications.
  • Multi-window: Android Nougat supports multicenter views, so you can see two applications at once on your screen. For example, respond to a text message while watching a video, or surf the Internet during a video call. To enable multicentric view, press and hold the preview button / recent apps while in a compatible app. Important: The application developer must enable the multiventral view to work with your applications.
  • Work mode: For Android for Work users, Android Nougat comes with a new work mode button, which allows you to turn on and off your work applications’ convenient applications and related notifications for a better work-life balance And leisure.
Performance
  • Data reduction: Reducing data helps you reduce the use of mobile data. When data reduction is active, background applications will not be able to access mobile data. An application currently in use will be able to access the data, although it will do so less frequently. You can also choose which applications have unrestricted access to mobile data. To enable data reduction, open Settings from the application tray, go to “Data usage” and then tap “Reduce data”. To adjust data access for individual applications, go to “Unrestricted Data Access”.
  • Twelve on the move: Android Nougat comes with an improved Doze mode. Now your device goes into a low power state when you’re not using it and the screen is off, even if you’re on the move.
  • Runtime Compilation: The new runtime compiler improves device execution performance, which helps reduce the amount of storage space required by applications and speeds up system and application updates.
Notifications
  • Direct Response Notification: Android Nougat allows you to quickly respond to direct messages from notifications. When you receive a message, slide down the status bar and press “Reply” in the notification of the message. Then, write and send your answer, without having to open the application. Works on compatible applications.
  • Categorized notifications: get more information at a glance. In Android Nougat, you can categorize multiple notifications of the same application into a single notification group. Drag the status bar down and press the group to expand it and view or respond to individual notifications.
  • Notification Controls: You now have more control over notifications. Just touch and hold a notification to open the settings. You can silence or block future alerts from an application from the same notification.
Easy to use
  • Custom Quick Setup: Android Nougat allows you to reorder quick setup tiles, so you can quickly find your favorite settings. Just slide down the status bar with two fingers and then tap “Edit” at the bottom of the quick setup panel.
  • Quick Configuration Bar – A new configuration bar was added at the top of the Notifications tab so you can easily access your quick settings during the review of alerts.
  • Improved configuration navigation: find the correct configuration faster with the updated navigation menu in Settings.
  • Configuration tips: Android Nougat gives you useful tips on how to get the most out of your device. Find them at the top of the Settings menu.
  • Wallpaper for Lock screen: With the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update NPH25.200-15 for Moto X Style, you can have different wallpapers for the main screen or the lock screen. To set up wallpaper, press and hold an empty space on the main screen and then tap “Wallpaper.” Once an image is selected, press “Set wallpaper” at the top of the screen; You will be prompted to set the wallpaper selected for the main screen, the lock screen, or both.
  • Enhanced System Backup Coverage: Android backups span more device configurations on Android Nougat, including accessibility settings, application runtime permissions, Wi-Fi access point settings, and Wi-Fi network restrictions -Fi.
  • Emoji new and updated: do you use emojis fluently? Bring your words to life with this new emojis, which include redesigned human-shaped emoji with multiple skin tones.
  • Emergency information: In this information, you can add information such as name, blood type, if you have any allergies and an emergency contact, so that emergency equipment can see this information on the lock screen of your device. To add or edit emergency information, open Settings from the application tray, scroll to “Users,” and then tap “Emergency Information.”
  • Messages: The Android Messages application facilitates communication with all via SMS, MMS and much more. Stay in touch with family and friends, send group messages and share your favorite audio messages, photos and videos.
Accessibility
  • Accessibility settings in the initial configuration: now you can configure the accessibility features on your phone during the configuration tutorial. Sets amplification gestures, font and screen sizes, and the TalkBack function from the outset.
  • Monophonic output for accessibility: assist users with hearing loss in one ear by combining left and right stereo outputs on a single monophonic transmission. To activate monaural audio, open Settings from the application tray, then go to “Accessibility” and scroll until you find the “Mono Audio” switch.
  • Text-to-speech synthesis: allows you to establish a wider range of rhythms and voice tones. Open Settings from the application tray, then go to “Accessibility” and scroll to “Text-to-speech”. Use the sliders to adjust the speed and tone of voice.
  • Screen elements size: In Android Nougat, you can not only change the font size but also the size of the items on the screen as icons and images. To adjust the size of items on the screen, open Settings from the application tray and press “Display”, then scroll and select “Screen size”.
Authentication
  • Improvements in Trusted face: unlocking your phone with Trusted Face is now easier. Trusted face, part of the Smart Lock system, has a new face recognition, which is less sensitive to lighting conditions, facial decoration and how to hold the phone.
  • Call Filter: Allows the phone’s default application to filter or block incoming calls. To configure the call filter, open the default dial application, tap the menu icon in the upper right corner of the screen (3 vertical points), select “Settings” and then go to “Call barring”.
Internationalization
  • Language preferences and support for multiple regions: You can now add multiple languages in your device settings to customize your experience, such as displaying search results in multiple languages and stop offering website translation in languages you already know. You can also organize your language preferences so that the applications select the keyboard and texts suitable for you.
  • Regions by language: Added the option to select regions for the most common languages. When you add a new language, you will be prompted to select the region (if it supports the selected language).

If you have Moto X Style smartphone, the new Android 7.0 Nougat update is now rolling out over OTA. You can check OTA software update NPH25.200-15 for Moto X Style manually by head into Settings » About Device » Download Updates Manually.

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Android 7.1.1 Nougat update NPL.26.107 for Moto Z released

Android 7.1.1 Nougat update NPL.26.107 for Moto Z is rolling out. The update comes with Google’s new Duo video calling app, new system icons and a Moto Mods v2.0 update for the phone attachments that expand your phone’s capabilities.

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Android 7.1.1 Nougat update NPL.26.107 for Moto Z

In addition, the new update also includes Android June security patch which addresses a total of 96 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the open-source Android operating system. Check out more details below.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat update NPL.26.107 for Moto Z features:

Productivity
  • Fast switching between apps: Multitasking on your phone is now easier. Double-tap the preview button / recent applications to toggle between the two most recent applications.
  • Multi-window: Android Nougat supports multicenter views, so you can see two applications at once on your screen. For example, respond to a text message while watching a video, or surf the Internet during a video call. To enable multicentric view, press and hold the preview button / recent apps while in a compatible app. Important: The application developer must enable the multiventral view to work with your applications.
  • Work mode: For Android for Work users, Android Nougat comes with a new work mode button, which allows you to turn on and off your work applications’ convenient applications and related notifications for a better work-life balance And leisure.
Performance
  • Data reduction: Reducing data helps you reduce the use of mobile data. When data reduction is active, background applications will not be able to access mobile data. An application currently in use will be able to access the data, although it will do so less frequently. You can also choose which applications have unrestricted access to mobile data. To enable data reduction, open Settings from the application tray, go to “Data usage” and then tap “Reduce data”. To adjust data access for individual applications, go to “Unrestricted Data Access”.
  • Twelve on the move: Android Nougat comes with an improved Doze mode. Now your device goes into a low power state when you’re not using it and the screen is off, even if you’re on the move.
  • Runtime Compilation: The new runtime compiler improves device execution performance, which helps reduce the amount of storage space required by applications and speeds up system and application updates.
Notifications
  • Direct Response Notification: Android Nougat allows you to quickly respond to direct messages from notifications. When you receive a message, slide down the status bar and press “Reply” in the notification of the message. Then, write and send your answer, without having to open the application. Works on compatible applications.
  • Categorized notifications: get more information at a glance. In Android Nougat, you can categorize multiple notifications of the same application into a single notification group. Drag the status bar down and press the group to expand it and view or respond to individual notifications.
  • Notification Controls: You now have more control over notifications. Just touch and hold a notification to open the settings. You can silence or block future alerts from an application from the same notification.
Easy to use
  • Custom Quick Setup: Android Nougat allows you to reorder quick setup tiles, so you can quickly find your favorite settings. Just slide down the status bar with two fingers and then tap “Edit” at the bottom of the quick setup panel.
  • Quick Configuration Bar – A new configuration bar was added at the top of the Notifications tab so you can easily access your quick settings during the review of alerts.
  • Improved configuration navigation: find the correct configuration faster with the updated navigation menu in Settings.
  • Configuration tips: Android Nougat gives you useful tips on how to get the most out of your device. Find them at the top of the Settings menu.
  • Wallpaper for Lock screen: With the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update NPL.26.107 for Moto Z, you can have different wallpapers for the main screen or the lock screen. To set up wallpaper, press and hold an empty space on the main screen and then tap “Wallpaper.” Once an image is selected, press “Set wallpaper” at the top of the screen; You will be prompted to set the wallpaper selected for the main screen, the lock screen, or both.
  • Enhanced System Backup Coverage: Android backups span more device configurations on Android Nougat, including accessibility settings, application runtime permissions, Wi-Fi access point settings, and Wi-Fi network restrictions -Fi.
  • Emoji new and updated: do you use emojis fluently? Bring your words to life with this new emojis, which include redesigned human-shaped emoji with multiple skin tones.
  • Emergency information: In this information, you can add information such as name, blood type, if you have any allergies and an emergency contact, so that emergency equipment can see this information on the lock screen of your device. To add or edit emergency information, open Settings from the application tray, scroll to “Users,” and then tap “Emergency Information.”
  • Messages: The Android Messages application facilitates communication with all via SMS, MMS and much more. Stay in touch with family and friends, send group messages and share your favorite audio messages, photos and videos.
Accessibility
  • Accessibility settings in the initial configuration: now you can configure the accessibility features on your phone during the configuration tutorial. Sets amplification gestures, font and screen sizes, and the TalkBack function from the outset.
  • Monophonic output for accessibility: assist users with hearing loss in one ear by combining left and right stereo outputs on a single monophonic transmission. To activate monaural audio, open Settings from the application tray, then go to “Accessibility” and scroll until you find the “Mono Audio” switch.
  • Text-to-speech synthesis: allows you to establish a wider range of rhythms and voice tones. Open Settings from the application tray, then go to “Accessibility” and scroll to “Text-to-speech”. Use the sliders to adjust the speed and tone of voice.
  • Screen elements size: In Android Nougat, you can not only change the font size but also the size of the items on the screen as icons and images. To adjust the size of items on the screen, open Settings from the application tray and press “Display”, then scroll and select “Screen size”.
Authentication
  • Improvements in Trusted face: unlocking your phone with Trusted Face is now easier. Trusted face, part of the Smart Lock system, has a new face recognition, which is less sensitive to lighting conditions, facial decoration and how to hold the phone.
  • Call Filter: Allows the phone’s default application to filter or block incoming calls. To configure the call filter, open the default dial application, tap the menu icon in the upper right corner of the screen (3 vertical points), select “Settings” and then go to “Call barring”.
Internationalization
  • Language preferences and support for multiple regions: You can now add multiple languages in your device settings to customize your experience, such as displaying search results in multiple languages and stop offering website translation in languages you already know. You can also organize your language preferences so that the applications select the keyboard and texts suitable for you.
  • Regions by language: Added the option to select regions for the most common languages. When you add a new language, you will be prompted to select the region (if it supports the selected language).

Check your phone update and download Android 7.1.1 Nougat update NPL.26.107 for Moto Z. The OTA update will gradually roll out to everyone.

Check out what’s new in Android 7.1.1 Nougat

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Software update 25.201.6 for Verizon Moto Droid Turbo 2 released

Verizon has released a new software update 25.201.6 for Moto Droid Turbo 2 in the US. The update includes latest Android security patch and other fixes.

The new Android security patch includes fixes for vulnerabilities and exposures in the Android OS. Also, the firmware update includes device stability improvements, bug fixes and further improvements for performance.

Software Update 25.201.6 for Moto Droid Turbo 2

  • Android security patch.
  • Device Stability improvements, bug fixes.
  • Further improvements to performance.

Software Update 25.201.6.kinzie_verizon.verizon.en.US for Moto Droid Turbo 2 is rolling out as OTA update. The OTA update notification may take some time to pop up on your device. However, you can also manually check for the update by heading to your handset’s Settings menu.