Motorola starts testing Android 8.0 Oreo for Moto Z2 Play: Report

Motorola is reportedly running a soak test of the Oreo update in Brazil currently.

  • Published: January 24, 2018 11:29 AM IST
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Although Motorola is yet to officially confirm the rollout, reports online suggest that it has begun soak testing Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Moto Z2 Play smartphone in Brazil. And if that is true, there are all reasons to believe that the Moto Z2 Play will soon receive the official update of the new version of the operating system.

The company has a history of first testing these new software updates in Brazil, and it looks like that is what we are seeing here this week. This was first reported by XDA Developer. If you happen to be in Brazil and have already enrolled in the beta program, the update is 1.13GB in size, and includes the latest January security patch.

Having said that, it’s unclear how long it will take for Motorola to transition from a soak test to the official rollout (due to the possibility of critical bugs being discovered), but it looks like things are on the right track for the Moto Z2 Play to receive Android Oreo in the near future. BGR India has reached out to Motorola to find more details on this.

For the ones looking forward to the update, Android Oreo will come with features like the Picture-in-Picture mode, Notification Dots, Android Instant Apps, and Google Play Protect among others. Android Oreo also promises optimizations such as minimizing background activity in the apps least used, better connectivity, and a longer battery life.

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  • Published Date: January 24, 2018 11:29 AM IST