The Moto Z lineup in Germany is now receiving the official Android Nougat update. The news came from Motorola Germany’s Twitter, and although the company's tweet didn’t specify the exact version of Android Nougat hitting the aforementioned smartphones, it’s likely that they're receiving Android 7.0 Nougat. That version of Android was already released for the Moto Z series in Europe in early January.
The arrival of this update isn't surprising seeing how Motorola recently started testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Moto Z Play. As for the update’s distribution in Germany, one of Motorola’s recent tweets suggests that Android Nougat for the Moto Z Play in the country – specifically, the “retde” variant – should "arrive shortly." This suggests that the update might roll out at a slightly later date for the Moto Z Play in comparison to the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force. In any case, German owners of the Moto Z can attempt to trigger the updating process manually from the phone’s Settings screen, or they can wait for the update notification to reach their devices.
Regarding what can be expected from Android 7.0 Nougat on the Moto Z series, some of the main improvements include better performance, improved battery life due to the new and improved Doze mode, and numerous reworked user interface elements, including a redesigned Notification area and Settings menu. Other features built into Android Nougat include Multi-Window mode for a new multitasking experience which permits two applications to run simultaneously in split-screen mode, and a reworked Recent Apps screen which will now present full-size cards for all running applications. The Motorola Moto Z series was announced in mid-2016 running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. Both the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force are equipped with 5.5-inch screens boasting a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels and are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 system-on-chip housing four Kryo cores, the Adreno 530 graphics chip, and 4GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the Moto Z Play was introduced with the Snapdragon 625 SoC, the Adreno 506 GPU, 3GB of RAM, as well as a 5.5-inch display featuring a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. It remains to be seen whether Nougat is the last major Android version released for the 2016 Moto Z lineup, though it probably isn't.