Motorola has started sending out the update to Android 8.0 Oreo for the Moto Z Play in India. It comes as a 1.12GB download, so if your data plan is limited make sure to grab it via Wi-Fi.
After installation, your Moto Z Play will be on software version OPN27.76-12-22, with the April 1, 2018 security patch level. The latter is a nice surprise given how appallingly mid-rangers are usually treated when it comes to security fixes. That said, the Moto Z Play is unlikely to receive another update for some time (or ever), so hopefully no huge vulnerabilities will be fixed by forthcoming monthly security patches.
The Moto Z Play has had quite a run since it was launched in 2016. The initial software it ran was Marshmallow, and it then got updated to Nougat last year. The Z Play was praised by many as a battery life champ, and a rather affordable one at that. Unfortunately Motorola ignored what made the Z Play successful and decided to give its successor a much smaller battery. Perhaps the Z3 Play will remedy this, but we’re not holding our collective breaths.
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