Google recently launched its latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system update and all major tech companies have started rolling it out to their flagship devices. Motorola has already rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat to its Moto Z lineup in the US and it looks like Android 7.1.1 Nougat is coming as well. The reason we are saying this is because a Moto Z was spotted on a GFXBench listing and it was running Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
This is pointing out that Motorola is actually working on making Moto Z eligible to receive Android 7.1.1 Nougat. While the listing showed that the device was running Google’s latest operating system, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a stable build. We think that’s the reason why Motorola has yet to confirm that Android 7.1.1 Nougat will be coming to Moto Z.
If this proves to be true, it’s safe to say that Moto Z owners will be quite happy. Motorola rolled out Android 7.0 Nougat right when February started and now that Android 7.1.1 Nougat is coming should definitely make Moto Z owners happy. Additionally, other companies have already rolled out Android 7.1.1 Nougat and Motorola has to keep up the pace.
Worth mentioning is that there is a little confusion regarding the GFXBench listing. The smartphone depicted in the listing was powered by a 2.1GHz processor. This is quite interesting since Moto Z is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset that’s been clocked at 1.8GHz.
As refreshment, Moto Z ships with a 5.5 inch Quad HD panel. As previously mentioned, the device is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor that’s been coupled with an Adreno 530 graphics processing unit and 4GB of RAM. The device also comes in the 32GB/64GB storage space variants. The device’s memory can expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.
Even though Android 7.0 Nougat brought amazing features with it, the new version is even better. The operating system will be more stable and the overall user experience will be increased. Worth mentioning is that according to the GFXBench listing, only the 2016 Moto Z will be receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Even though, we can be sure that the new version of Moto Z will be receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat in the upcoming future as well.
Donald Harper is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including EnGaget and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Donald earned a degree in business from Texas State. Donald has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.