Android 7.0 Nougat comes to Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid with Daydream VR in tow


Here’s the surprise of the week: the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid on Verizon are getting an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Speedy updates have gone downhill since Lenovo took over Motorola, and Verizon isn’t exactly known to be first to the party as far as the latest updates go. So, this is quite the surprise — a surprise owners of these two Droid devices are going to like very much.

Join us after the break for details.

Verizon and Lenovo together launched the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid over the summer. Just a few months later, they’re bringing Android 7.0 Nougat to the duo. It’s certainly a surprise, especially when you consider that Nexus devices (and now Pixel handsets) are the first to get the latest flavor of Android. After those two brands get it, it usually takes awhile for the latest version of Android to catch on with other manufacturers.

But no, not this time around. Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out to the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid right now. You’re not getting version 7.1, but you’re still getting the latest flavor of Android, and with the November 1 Android security patch level, too.

There’s plenty of neat things that Android 7.0 Nougat is bringing to the two devices, but what might be the most exciting is that this update makes them Daydream compatible. In other words, after this update, you’ll be able to use the Daydream View with either smartphone.


This now means that there are four devices now Daydream compatible — the Pixel phones, the ZTE Axon 7 and now the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid.

If you’re on Verizon and have either the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, keep an eye out for the update! And now that this is rolling out to the two Droid versions on Verizon, we can’t imagine it’ll be long before their Lenovo counterparts get the update as well.

source: Android Police

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