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Moto Z2, Z2 Play update timeline, Android 10, and more: Verizon rolls out June patch for the Z2 Play

For the latest Motorola Moto Z2 Force and Moto Z2 Play software updates, you are in the right place. On this page, you’ll find all that you need to know with respect to minor and major software updates for the Moto Z2 duo, including all carrier variants – be it their timelines, the changes they bring to the devices, the software version, and whatnot.

Latest news

August 22, 2019: Latest update, ODS27.76-12-42-14, for the Verizon Z2 Play brings May and June security patches.

July 26, 2019: It’s been long due but the Android 9 Pie update is now available for the Verizon Moto Z2 Force users. The software version of the Pie update is PCX29.159-21 and besides the cool new feature from Android 9, it also brings 5G Moto Mod support, and for what it’s worth, June patch (yes, they have already announced the July patch, and not in some other world).

With Pie, you get new features like Gesture Navigation, Digital Wellbeing, Dark mode, App Actions, App Slices, Adaptive Brightness, Adaptive Battery, easier Screen Rotation, improved DND mode, new Material design, etc.

June 26, 2019: A bad news for Moto Z2 Force users at T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint. Motorola revealed that they won’t be preparing the Android Pie update for the Z2 Force sets at these three carriers and that software update for these devices ends now.

Moto Z2 Android 10 update

  • Not eligible for Android 10
  • Moto Z2 Play is not eligible either

Well, the Moto Z2 has surely run its course with major OS update now. The device won’t get the Android 10 update, at least officially — yes, installing a custom ROM is the only way you can have a taste of 10 on your Moto Z2, and there is no promise of how good that would be.

The Verizon’s Z2 was treated with Android Pie, but even the same was not released for the other variants of the device. So, there is no probability of the Z2 Force getting 10 update now.

We can’t complain about the 10 update because that’s what OEMs normally do — they give two major OS updates to their flagship devices. Released at the same time as Z2, Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 won’t be getting Android 10 update either.

Same goes for the Moto Z2 Play too, but that’s hardly surprising as the Z2 Play didn’t get Android Pie either. We do expect Android 10-based custom ROMs to become available for the Z2 Play too, though.

Moto Z2 Android Pie update

  • Released for Moto Z2 Force in Brazil
  • Released for Verizon in the US on 25th July
  • Won’t be released for AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or any other carrier

Motorola took a U-turn on Android Pie update and made it Verizon-only. They said they needed to give Verizon users Android Pie in order to make the device support the Moto Mod 5G accessory that gets you Verizon’s 5G.

On July 25, Motorola and Verizon began seeding out Android Pie for the latter’s variant. Motorola has confirmed it won’t be rolling out Pie for any other carrier, including Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

Related: Android 9 Pie: All you need to know

Moto Z2 Force software update timeline

Here’s the carrier wise update timeline for the Moto Z2 Force.

AT&T Moto Z2 Force update

DateSoftware versionChangelog
26 Jun 2019NAMotorola confirms Android Pie won’t be released for AT&T’s Moto Z2 Force
30 Apr 2019OCXS27.109-47-23February 2019 security patch
13 Feb 2019OCXS27.109-47-20January 2019 security patch
18 Dec 2018OCXS27.109-47-17November 2018 security patch
09 Oct 2018OCXS27.109-47-14September 2018 security patch
14 Aug 2018OCXS27.109-47-11July 2018 security patch
20 Feb 2018OCX27.109-47Installs Android 8.0 Oreo OS
12 Dec 2017NCX26.122-59-8-11-1November 2017 security patch, DIRECTV Now accessible via Google Play, and Blueborne fix
31 Oct 2017NCXS26.122-59-8-9October 2017 security patch and BlueBorne fix
18 Oct 2017NCX26.122-59-8-6September 2017 security patch and BlueBorne fix
1 Sept 2017NCX26.122-59-8August 2017 security patch

Related: The best AT&T phones to buy right now

Sprint Moto Z2 Force update

DateSoftware versionChangelog
26 Jun 2019NAMotorola confirms Android Pie won’t be released for Sprint’s Moto Z2 Force
15 Feb 2019OCXS27.109-48-15December 2018 and January 2019 security patches
29 Nov 2018OCXS27.109-48-13November 2018 security patch
23 July 2018OCX27.109-48-9July 2018 security patch
20 Feb 2018OCX27.109.48Installs Android 8.0 Oreo OS
17 Oct 2017NCXS26.122-59-8-6October 2017 security patch

Related: The best Sprint phones to buy right now

T-Mobile Moto Z2 Force update

DateSoftware versionChangelog
26 Jul 2019OCXS27.1.7Up to July 2019 security patches
26 Jun 2019NAMotorola confirms Android Pie won’t be released for T-Mobile’s Moto Z2 Force
15 Feb 2019OCXS27.1.5Up to January 2019 security patches
29 Nov 2018OCXS27.1.4Up to October 2018 security patches
06 July 2018OCX27.1.3June 2018 security patch
23 Apr 2018OCX27.1.2April 2018 security patch
16 Feb 2018OCX27.1December 2017 security patch, fixes for Messaging & EVS
22 Dec 2017OCX27Installs Android 8.0 Oreo OS
13 Nov 2017NCX26.7October 2017 security patch
10 Aug 2017NCX26.2Pre-installed

Related: The best T-Mobile phones to buy right now

Verizon Moto Z2 Force update

DateSoftware versionChangelog
25 Jul 2019PCX29.159-21Brings Android 9 Pie OS update along with support for 5G Moto Mod; The update became available for large no. of users from 29th July
30 Apr 2019ODXS27.109-34-17-3-5February 2019 security update
23 Jan 2019ODXS27.109-34-17-3-3January 2019 security patch
30 Nov 2018ODXS27.109-34-17-3-1November 2018 security patch, Improvements to PTT+ application performance, Reduced the frequency of unnecessary popups while roaming, Text alignment issue seen in some emails was corrected, Call Filter enhancement support: the “block filter” was not blocking some robocalls, Message+ app dot notification now displayed for new messages, and fixed “Slow charging'” notification was incorrectly displayed
14 September 2018ODXS27.109-34-17August and September 2018 security patch
17 July 2018ODXS27.109-34-14July 2018 security patch
12 June 2018ODXS27.109-34-12May 2018 security patch
17 Mar 2018ODXS27.109-34-7March 2018 security patch
22 Dec 2017ODX27.109-34Installs Android 8.0 Oreo OS
17 Nov 2017NDXS26.183-15-5November 2017 security patch and KRACK fix

Related: The best Verizon phones to buy right now

Moto Z2 Play update timeline

Verizon Moto Z2 Play update

DateSoftware versionChangelog
21 Aug 2019ODS27.76-12-42-14May and June 2019 security patches
08 May 2019ODSS27.76-12-42-9April 2019 security patch
28 Feb 2019ODSS27.76-12-42-6 | Android 8.0February 2019 security patch
12 Nov 2018ODSS27.76-12-42-1October 2018 security patch
23 Oct 2018ODS27.76-12-42Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and September 2018 security patch
03 May 2018NDSS26.118-23-19-6April 2018 security patch
28 Feb 2018NDSS26.118-23-19-3February 2018 security patch

US Unlocked Moto Z2 Play update

DateSoftware versionChangelog
20 June 2019Android 8.0 OreoJune 2019 security patch
10 Apr 2019Android 8.0 OreoApril 2019 security patch, stability improvements, and bug fixes
11 Feb 2019Android 8.0 OreoFebruary 2019 security patch and improved support for Android Messages
11 Dec 2018Android 8.0 OreoDecember 2018 security patch
27 Sep 2018Android 8.0 OreoOctober 2018 security patch
18 Sep 2018Android 8.0 OreoInstalls Android 8.0 Oreo update and September 2018 security patch

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