We've already praised the Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones for their bold take on modularity, but this pair will soon have another notable accessory in the mix: the Google Daydream View virtual reality headset.
Motorola (owned by Lenovo) just announced that Android 7.0 Nougat will be rolling out to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force this week. With this software update, they will become the first Daydream-ready devices that are not made by Google.
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Up until this point, the Pixel and Pixel XL phones have been the sole option for powering Daydream, a headset which is poised to challenge Samsung Gear VR in the mobile VR field. Of course, Daydream has a fraction of titles and content of Gear at the moment, but that may change as Daydream compatibility comes to more manufacturers and content developers build up steam.
Since a software update is all it took to bring Daydream to the Moto Z, perhaps VR compatibility will become the norm for Android phones in the not-so-distant future.
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