Motorola announced that its 2016 line of flagship Moto Z handsets — the Moto Z and Moto Z Force — will begin receiving an update to Android 7.0 Nougat starting this week. Once updated, the two devices become the first non-Google phones certified to support the Daydream VR experience.
Furthermore, the phones will be compatible with Google’s Daydream View virtual reality headset, introduced last month alongside its first branded Android phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Motorola, currently owned by Lenovo, was previously owned by Google, and continues to maintain a major presence in the Android marketplace. Lenovo has been rumored to be migrating its entire handset lineup to the Moto sub-brand, starting next year.
The Moto Z lineup, which also includes the Moto Z Play, was introduced earlier this year alongside an ecosystem of modular backplates — called MotoMods — that attach to the phones magnetically and endow them with enhanced functionality such as stereo speakers, increased battery life, and even video projection.
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