Android Nougat Update for Moto Z Announced


Lenovo has announced that two of its latest devices  — the Moto Z and Moto Z Force — will be receiving the Android Nougat update with Daydream support this week.

Moto Z
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This announcement comes as a follow-up to the company’s last month update which listed out 15 devices that were to receive the Android Nougat update by the end of the year, worldwide.

The Chinese multinational has also confirmed that both these devices have been recognised by Google as ‘Daydream-ready’ and will be compatible with the high-quality mobile VR — making them the first devices from another manufacturer to receive the recognition.

The company stated in their blog, “These are the first smartphones from another manufacturer to be recognised by Google as Daydream-ready devices – a distinction given to phones that have been certified for the Daydream platform and are built for VR with high-resolution displays, ultra-smooth graphics and high-fidelity sensors for precise head tracking.”

The Moto Z Force isn’t available in India. The Moto X device launched last year is slated to get a Nougat update this December, but Moto G3 and Moto E3 Power won’t.

How Does Daydream Compatibility Matter?

Daydream brings Virtual Reality (VR) to your palms as you’d be able to explore the world seated in the comfort of your home.

You can watch sports events, attend concerts, get an overwhelming cinematic experience or play video games and feel yourself in the thick of things.

There’s much more to the new experience which is different and is sure to be thrilling to anyone who has had a go at it. To experience Daydream, you’ll need Google’s VR headset and controller.

Know if Your Motorola Device Will Receive the Nougat Update

Check out the list of devices to receive an Android Nougat update by the end of the year:

  • Moto G (4th Gen)
  • Moto G Plus (4th Gen)
  • Moto G Play (4th Gen)
  • Moto X Pure Edition (3rd Gen)
  • Moto X Style
  • Moto X Play
  • Moto X Force
  • Droid Turbo 2
  • Droid Maxx 2
  • Moto Z
  • Moto Z Droid
  • Moto Z Force Droid
  • Moto Z Play
  • Moto Z Play Droid
  • Nexus 6

The Droid phones are not available in India. Although the company plans for a worldwide update on the above-listed devices, the updates might differ a bit in real time.

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