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Google Daydream mobile VR compatibility comes to Moto Z, Moto Z Force

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Moto Z and Moto Z force are the first non-Google smartphones to be Daydream VR-ready
Moto Z and Moto Z force are the first non-Google smartphones to be Daydream VR-ready
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Moto Z and Moto Z force are the first non-Google smartphones to be Daydream VR-ready
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Moto Z and Moto Z force are the first non-Google smartphones to be Daydream VR-ready
Moto Z is an innovative modular smartphone
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Moto Z is an innovative modular smartphone
Google's Daydream View headset, with the Pixel XL
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Google's Daydream View headset, with the Pixel XL

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.

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.

Google's Daydream View headset, with the Pixel XL
Google's Daydream View headset, with the Pixel XL

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.

Source: Motorola

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