Moto Z and Z Force get special feature from Nougat update

Once exclusive to Google Pixel phones

Moto Z and Z Force owners are in for a treat of the Nougat kind. The latest Android flavor will begin rolling out to Moto’s flagship smartphones this week, and with it comes a recognition originally exclusive to Google’s Pixel phones.

We’re talking about Daydream compatibility, which means Moto Z and Z Force users can soon use their handsets with Google’s VR platform and View headset.

Lenovo claims their top-shelf phones are the first to be certified Daydream-ready by the search giant after the Pixel and Pixel XL. But unlike the two Google phones, the Moto pair’s Android version is parked at 7.0 and not the newer 7.1 Nougat.

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In order to be part of the VR program, a smartphone must adhere to strict criteria, such as having a large, high-resolution display and enough horsepower to tackle the graphics and motion sensors.

Because of that, Moto Z Play users will be left out, but they’ll still get Nougat in the near future.

You can find out when your unit is receiving the update by visiting the company’s global portal. If you’re part of the soon-to-be Nougat recipients, consider yourself lucky; as of early November, only 0.3 percent of all Android devices have the latest version.

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Source: Motorola

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