According to a report by XDA Developers, Motorola has started testing Android 8.0 Oreo for Moto Z2 Play. However, the company is testing this update only in Brazil for now. As per the report, the 1.13GB update will be accompanied by the latest January Security Patch.
As of now, there is no news from the company’s side as to when the update will be released globally to the public. However, Motorola may start the roll-out after the update soak test is successful. They did the same thing last November for the Moto Z2 Force too.
As for the specifications, the Moto Z2 Play sports a 5.5-inch full HD display. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor paired with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage expandable up to 2TB via a microSD card. All of this is backed by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery.
Due to it being in the Moto Z lineup of smartphones, it can be paired with the long list of Moto Mods available in the market. Motorola has only brought the 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant to India.
The Android 8.0 Oreo update will bring several features like the Picture-in-Picture mode, Notification Dots, Android Instant Apps, Google Play Protect, and many more to the Motorola Moto Z2 Play. The update is also expected to bring optimizations like minimizing background activity in the apps, better connectivity and a longer battery life. However, it remains to be seen how fast Motorola can turn this from a small soak test to a full-fledged global roll-out.