Lenovo Zuk Z2 and Z2 Pro Nougat update: Testing goes on while 2.3.042 and 2.3.044 updates roll out


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Update [October 22, 2016]: Lenovo is pushing an OTA update for both of its Z2 sets, the Zuk Z2 and Zuk Z2 Pro. The new update packs in October security patch, for the Z2 (software version 2.3.042) while there is August security patch embedded in Z2 Pro software update (version 2.3.044). Check out the full changelog here.




The Zuk Z2 Nougat update may not be available already, but like the OnePlus 3 Nougat that is under testing (we know because their CEO teased it earlier), we believe the same is the case with Lenovo Zuk Z2 Nougat update too.

Because, we’re seeing more than several listing of the Zuk Z2 on Geekbench benchmark site, showing both the Z2-121 and Z2-131 variants running Android 7.0. You know, you should really bookmark this page and check back regularly as we will bring you the news at the earliest once an official or unofficial build of Nougat for Zuk Z2 becomes available. Maybe Lenovo’s CEO can try a teaser or two, too. Hmm?

Now, this could easily be a custom ROM, BTW. From the Geekbench listing we can’t verify for sure whether the build in question is official 7.0 firmware in works, or is an unofficial custom ROM being cooked, but we do think that most probably it’s CM14 or some AOSP ROM that will get us first taste of Nougat on Zuk Z2.

Lenovo Zuk Z2 Nougat: Proof

Here are the listings that show Zuk Z2 running Nougat.

Oh BTW, here’s a reason why we think this could be a more of unofficial Nougat custom ROM than official firmware. Knowing Lenovo, which is quite lethargic with updates, we can’t expect the company to bring the Android 7.0 update to us on Zuk Z2 this early. It has to be in and around January 2017 at the best given Lenovo update track record.Why this is not official Nougat firmware?

Zuk Z2 Nougat update release

Well, expect the unofficial 7.0 update to become available for Zuk Z2 by the month’s end.

Though, is purely official Lenovo Nougat is what you want, then hold out till Jan or Feb 2017.

So, what are your thoughts on it?

Zuk Z2 Firmware and OTA Download

Here’s the OTA file for Lenovo Zuk Z2, version 2.3.042, which come with October patch.



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