Moto Z will get Nougat update this week
The Google Pixel is about to get some VR capable friends.
Last month, Motorola promised to release an update to Android 7.0 Nougat for its Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones by the end of 2016. A few days ago, the Lenovo-owned brand accelerated that promise, stating that Nougat would be coming before the end of November. The update will be released sometime this week.
In addition to all the standard features of Android 7.0, the update also promises to make the phones Daydream-ready. Daydream is Google’s own virtual reality platform and is currently only available on Google’s flagship Pixel and Pixel XL. User can experience VR through a Daydream headset, also available from Google. The software is fairly demanding for mobile phones, requiring top-tier specs like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC. Motorola’s Android update will make the Moto Z and Moto Z Force the only other phones that will be compatible with Daydream. Motorola stated that through Daydream, "you can explore new worlds, attend a sporting event or concert, enjoy your own personal cinema and so much more."
An exact date hasn’t been specified for the Android 7.0 update, but expect to see it globally within the week.