October 23, 2017

Android 7.0 Nougat update rolledout for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones

Android-Nougat

After the start of the Android 7.0 Nougat update global rollout for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus smartphones, the Android 7.0 Nougat update will soon start rolling out to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The company in a blog post on Monday made the announcement that Android 7.0 Nougat will roll out to Moto Z and Moto Z Force globally beginning this week.

Users can manually check the update via Settings > About Phone > System updates. Motorola had promised the Android N update for the Moto Z family in September, saying it would roll out by Q4 2016.

Unfortunately, the company hasn’t provided the official changelog for the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the smartphones. Motorola however stresses that with the upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat, Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be compatible with Daydream, which is Google’s platform for mobile VR.

The company stresses that the Moto Z and Moto Z Force will become “first smartphones from another manufacturer to be recognised by Google as Daydream-ready devices.”

To experience Daydream, users will however need a Daydream compatible headset – for now, Google’s own Daydream View VR headset and controller, available at Verizon, Best Buy, and the Google Store in the US.

Some of the Moto-specific updates that were detailed for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, beyond what Android 7.0 Nougat brought, included a new Moto action called Swipe to shrink the screen. On the Moto G4 Plus, the company added a new setting to disable and enable locking the screen when the screen is on and when the user touches the fingerprint sensor. To recall, the Moto Z was launched in India last month at Rs. 39,999.