Verizon has begun rolling out a new update to the Moto Z2 Force that brings support for their upcoming Gigabit LTE (5G) network. Verizon has been testing faster LTE networks over the course of the past months, mostly in their labs, but have pushed this update out for some real world testing. To be crystal clear on this, you have to have this update on the Moto Z2 Force and be in a test area for Verizon’s Gigabit LTE. Verizon has not begun rolling it out to the public yet so think of this as a “getting you ready” update.
The updated build is version NDX26.183-15 and it brings the September Android Security Update patch along with the Gigabit LTE support.
You can read my review of the Moto Z2 Force here.
For those that are curious, no, this update does not take the Z2 Force up to Android Oreo. Moto has indicated that the phone will get the Oreo treatment at some point but when that will happen – and how much further it will be delayed on Verizon – is not clear at this time.
A key point on this update is that it does contain a fix for the BlueBorne, the Bluetooth flaw that could allow a hacker to take over the device.
If you have the Z2 Force, expect the update to hit your phone over the course of the next few days. For all the details on the release, head to Verizon’s update page.