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Moto Z will get Nougat update this week

The Android 7.0 update (coming this week) will make the Moto Z and Moto Z Force Daydream-ready. (Source: Motorola)
The Android 7.0 update (coming this week) will make the Moto Z and Moto Z Force Daydream-ready. (Source: Motorola)
The Lenovo made phone will get the promised update to Android 7.0 before the end of November. The upgrade to Nougat also brings along a new feature: Daydream.

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.

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Sam Medley, 2016-11-23 (Update: 2016-11-23)
Sam Medley
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I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.