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  1. dby2011's Avatar
    FYI Verizon just released the 7.1.1 update along with the July security patch. The notes on the Verizon website just said the update was the July security patch but I was shocked when it ended up being updated to 7.1.1 too. The update also includes the new launcher that functions like the Pixel launcher.
    Scott337 and Ry like this.
    08-07-2017 03:51 PM
  2. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Downloading now! Noticing any other differences in performance, battery life, camera, etc.?
    08-07-2017 11:35 PM
  3. Ry's Avatar
    nice update!
    08-07-2017 11:44 PM
  4. Soundtallica's Avatar
    When I heard word I fired up my old Z Play to check it out. So far, it looks pretty much the same except for:
    • New Pixel icons
    • An extra quick toggle in the notifications
    • July Security Patch
    • All new camera interface. Photo quality even seems to have improved a little, although still not close to the level of this year's flagship phones.

    Disappointingly though, no one button nav. I guess the FP sensor on the old Z phones don't support gestures. I'm going to pop my sim out of my LG G6 and into my Z Play to test it out for a couple of days and report back. I'll miss the G6's camera and form factor, but at least it'll be refreshing to go back to stock Android and dat battery life!
    Ry likes this.
    08-08-2017 12:53 AM
  5. dby2011's Avatar
    New default launcher too, it's the pixel style launcher now.
    08-08-2017 06:58 AM
  6. TJH132's Avatar
    Ughhh... these round icons are hideous! For some reason Nova's setting to use Marshmallow icons is not setting them straight.
    08-08-2017 05:22 PM
  7. super_rigel's Avatar
    I recently bought the Moto Z Play. I'm pleasantly surprised that it upgraded to 7.1.1. So far I'm very happy with it!
    Ry likes this.
    08-09-2017 01:08 PM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    I recently bought the Moto Z Play. I'm pleasantly surprised that it upgraded to 7.1.1. So far I'm very happy with it!
    but but but Motorola sucks with updates.
    benjamminh and revtech like this.
    08-09-2017 03:25 PM
  9. super_rigel's Avatar
    I have a Pixel and a KeyONE as well. I'm not overly concerned. haha
    08-09-2017 03:55 PM
  10. Soundtallica's Avatar
    Battery life is the same (6hrs 15min of SOT over 2 days), performance is the same, not much difference in use from 7.0. A few bugs were fixed though, such as one I had where Moto Display wouldn't play well with certain apps I use. Man, I missed being able to abuse a smartphone battery like this!
    08-10-2017 02:07 AM
  11. matthewkuhl's Avatar
    Ughhh... these round icons are hideous! For some reason Nova's setting to use Marshmallow icons is not setting them straight.
    Yeah, definitely not digging these new icons
    08-10-2017 05:53 PM
  12. kbz1960's Avatar
    Just got this last night.
    08-11-2017 12:34 PM
  13. decraig2000's Avatar
    It is an interesting update. I installed it yesterday. Smaller and round icons. I can fit more on the screen. Not sure how I like the swipe up to get to the tray versus the old touch the dotted icon setup. I am sure it will grow on me.
    08-11-2017 01:36 PM
  14. benjamminh's Avatar
    Anyone can always and still put another launcher on it to get the functionality you want.
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    08-11-2017 01:46 PM
  15. udazavlanje's Avatar
    I'm finally able to uninstall preloaded games it came with! also, it's much easier to shrink the screen now.
    and finally, there is a manual mode for camera!
    08-13-2017 07:37 AM
  16. jbird68's Avatar
    I don't like the smaller icons. Still didn't fix the issue with not being able to screen cast to my Roku. Only YouTube will screencast. It's google app. Of course.
    08-15-2017 10:28 PM
  17. TiMar99's Avatar
    You can make the icons bigger in settings
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    08-16-2017 10:40 PM
  18. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    I have the Z-Play Droid with Verizon, still on 6.0.1. Any reason that I shouldn't upgrade?
    08-18-2017 06:54 AM
  19. 1901Madison's Avatar
    I have the Z-Play Droid with Verizon, still on 6.0.1. Any reason that I shouldn't upgrade?
    Battery life went down ever so slightly when I upgraded from Marshmallow. But if you're anything like me, you'll still have tons of battery to spare after the upgrade. Everything else about the updated software is a win.
    08-18-2017 07:27 AM
  20. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Ok, thx
    08-18-2017 01:16 PM
  21. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    I have the Z-Play Droid with Verizon, still on 6.0.1. Any reason that I shouldn't upgrade?
    Since a bit more time has passed, I wanted to ask this question again.

    Scared to death to perform an upgrade on my very stable phone.
    01-01-2018 01:51 PM
  22. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    What do you all think? Should I pull the trigger?
    01-02-2018 08:26 AM
  23. Scott337's Avatar
    That's a tough question to answer. If someone says "Yes, go for it" and you don't like Nougat 7.1, or you have issues then that person may feel bad for making their suggestion. My wife's Z Play Droid and my daughter's Z Play Droid are both running OK on 7.1, no real complaints. Battery life may need slightly less than Marshmallow but nothing drastic in out case. But...if you are still scared to death to upgrade then I would say Don't Do It.
    01-02-2018 08:37 AM
  24. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    That's a tough question to answer. If someone says "Yes, go for it" and you don't like Nougat 7.1, or you have issues then that person may feel bad for making their suggestion. My wife's Z Play Droid and my daughter's Z Play Droid are both running OK on 7.1, no real complaints. Battery life may need slightly less than Marshmallow but nothing drastic in out case. But...if you are still scared to death to upgrade then I would say Don't Do It.
    Thanks. I understand that no one can really answer that question. I was just looking to see if there were any widespread major complaints after upgrading.

    At this point in time, I'm pleased with the stability of my phone and I'm not so sure I want to risk that by upgrading. I've not read of anything that a burning desire for me to get by upgrading.

    Thanks again for your response.
    01-03-2018 08:11 AM
  25. cdubb1's Avatar
    You really should update for security reasons.
    01-03-2018 08:03 PM
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