Surprise! Moto Z gets Android Nougat update with Google Daydream


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Android Nougat for Moto Z and Moto Z Force is officially coming to the modular smartphone duo this week, but there’s more to this update than meets the eye.

Both are also becoming the first phones to support the new Google Daydream View VR headset outside of the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.

So in addition to enjoying new functionality like splitscreen view and inline replies to notifications, virtual reality is coming to the Moto Z family in a big way.

Android 7.0 Nougat with Google Daydream support is rolling out to the Moto Z and Verizon-exclusive Moto Z Force now through the end of this week, according to Motorola.

Google Daydream on Moto Z

Today’s update gives the Google Daydream platform a whole new audience, one that’s already into tinkering with phone-transforming accessories via MotoMods.

While the Moto team never officially commented on VR headset compatibility before this, the moves makes sense for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force.

Both Android phones have beautiful, pixel-rich Quad HD displays with Super AMOLED panels, seemingly built for VR. Conversely, 1080p screens are not.

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