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Moto Z2 Force Android Pie update: Only Verizon is in contention; July update announced

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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.

So, only the Verizon Z2 Force will be receiving the Android 9 Pie update, and that’s because it was needed to bring support for the 5G Moto Mod at the carrier.

June 22, 2019: The Moto Z2 Force will soon receive the update to Android 9 Pie. For those on Verizon Wireless, this update will also bring 5G Moto Mod support alongside the latest June 2019 security patch.

The rollout is expected to begin in the coming days.

June 08, 2019: Motorola has switched on the update to Android 9 Pie for the Moto Z2 Force beginning with Brazil, the usual suspects. The update is arriving as version PPX29.159-10 and includes May 2019 security patches.

Usually, Motorola rolls out such updates gradually, meaning it may take several weeks before Moto Z2 Force users in the U.S. and other regions receive the update.

Moto Z2 Force Android Pie update in Brazil


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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.

Moto Z2 Android Pie update

  • Released for Moto Z2 Force in Brazil
  • Only Verizon Z2 Force will get Pie in the US

The Motorola Moto Z2 Force was among the first devices to receive Android Oreo, but given that there’s a new kid on the block, the Moto Z3, the 2017 flagship has now become the company’s second priority. This is why the device had to wait until June 2019 to receive the update to Pie, months after the OS rolled out to the Z3.

On June 26, Motorola confirmed that they won’t be rolling out Android Pie for Z2 Force users at AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, which is sad news. Thus, Motorola plans to release Android Pie only for the Verizon Z2 Force handset, in order to bring the 5G Moto Mod support to the device.

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.

Update [July 11, 2019]: Motorola has announced the July 2019 security patches for the Z2 Force for the US. However, when the carriers roll out the July update to their users is a separate thing. Given Motorola has dropped support for all carriers except Verizon, this basically applies only to Verizon Z2 Force.

AT&T Moto Z2 Force update

Date Software version Changelog
30 Apr 2019 OCXS27.109-47-23 February 2019 security patch
13 Feb 2019 OCXS27.109-47-20 January 2019 security patch
18 Dec 2018 OCXS27.109-47-17 November 2018 security patch
09 Oct 2018 OCXS27.109-47-14 September 2018 security patch
14 Aug 2018 OCXS27.109-47-11 July 2018 security patch
20 Feb 2018 OCX27.109-47 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo OS
12 Dec 2017 NCX26.122-59-8-11-1 November 2017 security patch, DIRECTV Now accessible via Google Play, and Blueborne fix
31 Oct 2017 NCXS26.122-59-8-9 October 2017 security patch and BlueBorne fix
18 Oct 2017 NCX26.122-59-8-6 September 2017 security patch and BlueBorne fix
1 Sept 2017 NCX26.122-59-8 August 2017 security patch

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Sprint Moto Z2 Force update

Date Software version Changelog
15 Feb 2019 OCXS27.109-48-15 December 2018 and January 2019 security patches
29 Nov 2018 OCXS27.109-48-13 November 2018 security patch
23 July 2018 OCX27.109-48-9 July 2018 security patch
20 Feb 2018 OCX27.109.48 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo OS
17 Oct 2017 NCXS26.122-59-8-6 October 2017 security patch

Related: The best Sprint phones to buy right now

T-Mobile Moto Z2 Force update

Date Software version Changelog
29 Nov 2018 OCXS27.1.4 Up to October 2018 security patches
06 July 2018 OCX27.1.3 June 2018 security patch
23 Apr 2018 OCX27.1.2 April 2018 security patch
16 Feb 2018 OCX27.1 December 2017 security patch, fixes for Messaging & EVS
22 Dec 2017 OCX27 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo OS
13 Nov 2017 NCX26.7 October 2017 security patch
10 Aug 2017 NCX26.2 Pre-installed

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

Verizon Moto Z2 Force update

Date Software version Changelog
30 Apr 2019 ODXS27.109-34-17-3-5 February 2019 security update
23 Jan 2019 ODXS27.109-34-17-3-3 January 2019 security patch
30 Nov 2018 ODXS27.109-34-17-3-1 November 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 2018 ODXS27.109-34-17 August and September 2018 security patch
17 July 2018 ODXS27.109-34-14 July 2018 security patch
12 June 2018 ODXS27.109-34-12 May 2018 security patch
17 Mar 2018 ODXS27.109-34-7 March 2018 security patch
22 Dec 2017 ODX27.109-34 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo OS
17 Nov 2017 NDXS26.183-15-5 November 2017 security patch and KRACK fix

Related: The best Verizon phones to buy right now

Moto Z2 Play update timeline

Global Moto Z2 Play update

Date Software version Changelog
18 Feb 2019 Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch and improved support for Android Messages in the UK

Verizon Moto Z2 Play update

Date Software version Changelog
08 May 2019 ODSS27.76-12-42-9 April 2019 security patch
28 Feb 2019 ODSS27.76-12-42-6 | Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch
12 Nov 2018 ODSS27.76-12-42-1 October 2018 security patch
23 Oct 2018 ODS27.76-12-42 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and September 2018 security patch
03 May 2018 NDSS26.118-23-19-6 April 2018 security patch
28 Feb 2018 NDSS26.118-23-19-3 February 2018 security patch

US Unlocked Moto Z2 Play update

Date Software version Changelog
20 June 2019 Android 8.0 Oreo June 2019 security patch
10 Apr 2019 Android 8.0 Oreo April 2019 security patch, stability improvements, and bug fixes
11 Feb 2019 Android 8.0 Oreo February 2019 security patch and improved support for Android Messages
11 Dec 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo December 2018 security patch
27 Sep 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo October 2018 security patch
18 Sep 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and September 2018 security patch

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