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Moto X Play Is Getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update With Security Patches

Jun 03, 2017 07:45 AM EDT

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Moto X Play has announced nearly two years ago and shipped with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. However, the company is pushing out new software, which includes Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

The latest update will bring all the Nougat goodies to the Moto X Play including multi-window split screen mode, improved Doze mode, updated notifications shade, and other features. Also, the Moto X Play owners can now check out the updated Quick Settings and Settings Menu which is a part of the Nougat update.

The latest update to the Moto X Play includes the latest security patches, which is from May 1, 2017. Samsung is still rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat and on some smartphones that are being bundled with the March security patches. HTC is also working on getting 7.0 out, but to make matters worse, since its updates come with the February patches, as reported by The Android Soul.

As of Google's latest Android usage breakdown that was a month ago, just 7.1% of Google Play devices are running Android Nougat, but only 0.5% are on 7.1.x. Android 7.1.1 Nougat still isn't the latest version; that title belongs to 7.1.2, which only looks to be available on Nexus and Pixel devices at the moment.

According to GSM Arena, apart from Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the May security patches, the announcement also cites stability improvements and Duo video calling as being part of this update. Before getting into further details, the user should know that once the update is installed then the user won't be able to downgrade to the previous software versions.

The latest update is being rolled over-the-air (OTA) and might take the time to reach all Moto X Play users. However, the user can also check the update manually by heading over to Settings> About phone> System updates > Yes, I'm in > Install now.

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