Motorola makes Android 7.0 Nougat update for Moto Z and Moto Z Force official

Motorola makes Android 7.0 Nougat update for Moto Z and Moto Z Force official

Motorola has just confirmed that the Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be its first smartphones to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat update. We reported last week that some Verizon customers have already received the update, but we thought it's a soak test that will take some time to complete.

Today, the US-based company announced it will begin to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat to Moto Z and Moto Z Force globally, starting this week. So, it's not just the Verizon customers getting the update, so make sure to check out Motorola's support website for specific info by country and carrier.

Along with the Android 7.0 Nougat update, Motorola announced that both Moto Z and Moto Z Force will receive compatibility with Daydream, Google's mobile VR. Motorola also mentions that these are the first smartphones, other than Google's, that have been recognized by the search giant as Daydream-ready.

Obviously, you'll need the Daydream View headset and controller if you want to use the phones' VR features. You can buy one at Verizon, Best Buy and Google Store in the United States.

If you own the Moto Z or Moto Z Force, you should already start checking for the Android 7.0 Nougat update on your phone, or you can wait for Motorola's notification to arrive.

source: Motorola

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Moto Z
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
Moto Z Force
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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8 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7004; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This means that Motorola already installed roughly the same really fast and accurate sensor's on their Z line. Just like the Pixel smartphones. Now Motorola just has to make a Tango mod, and these smartphones can officially be anything you want them to be.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2502; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Oops! I thought people in the know said moto wouldn't update their phones and that people buying them are going to wait for 2 years to get even get a single update? The Moto Z is the best android phone of the year imo.. Such a monster!!!

4. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Good luck with those MONTHLY security updates. Moto isn't a bad company, but updates certainly aren't their forte anymore. Samsung isn't that far behind if you think about it, they're on their second Nougat beta build, and on the other hand a company with a lineup as varied as Samsung, with at least 12 different variants of their flagship phone in the US alone (SM-G930/5 A/P/S/T/U/V) is doing fine in updating security patches every month.

6. Veteater

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

The Pixel is better IMO, Bankz. I love the Moto Z for its innovation, as we discussed earlier this year, but the Pixel overall beats the Moto Z. But the Moto Z is a close second behind, and definitely one of the best and most innovative products this year. The Pixel is a little more well rounded as a pure phone, and will have longer software support, although all the Lenovo haters saying that they destroyed Motorola have been getting REKT all year, and just got major league REKT just now. Besides the phones that came with Nougat out of the box, these are the first to get Nougat.

7. Veteater

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

The Pixel is better IMO, Bankz. I love the Moto Z for its innovation, as we discussed earlier this year, but the Pixel overall beats the Moto Z. But the Moto Z is a close second behind, and definitely one of the best and most innovative products this year. The Pixel is a little more well rounded as a pure phone, and will have longer software support, although all the Lenovo haters saying that they destroyed Motorola have been getting REKT all year, and just got major league REKT just now. Besides the phones that came with Nougat out of the box, these are the first to get Nougat.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2502; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Infact the Moto Z is the first android phone to update their phones to Android N, aside the LG V20 that launched with it.. Even the Oneplus 3T that underwent a refresh still launched with mashmallow. While others like LG, HTC, SAMSUNG, SONY, HUAWEI, XIAOMI etc are still doing betas one after the other.. Such a shame tbh

5. droiduh

Posts: 97; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/software-updates/https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/motorola-moto-z-droid-editions-update/ "Moto Z Droid Edition / Moto Z Force Droid Edition last updated 11/22/2016" I have checked several times for update and still got nothing.

8. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Usually when I used my phone for VR, it turns quite hot. I've read the Moto Z is quite hot since it's thinness. Anyone can confirm?

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