The company has already started rolling out the update for the US market and announced that it'll begin global roll-out starting this week. The update will also be rolled out to the Moto Z Force (not available in India) which was launched along with the Moto Z.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update brings along a few interesting features to the smartphone which makes it quite unique. Let's take a look at 5 such interesting features below.
First smartphone to support Google’s Daydream VR tech
Apart from Google's very own Pixel and Pixel XL, the Moto Z is one of the first smartphones to offer support for the search engine giant's Daydream VR tech. That being said, you'll have to purchase Daydream headset separately to make use of this technology.
Quick Reply from notifications
One of the most understated changes that the update brings along is the Quick reply feature. With this feature, users can directly reply to a notification event from the notifications itself instead of opening the app to do the same.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update allows support for the multi-window mode. What this essentially means is that you can stream a video on YouTube while texting your friend on WhatsApp simultaneously. Sounds cool, right?
Double tap to switch between recent apps and clear them all at once
After updating your smartphone with the latest Android OS, you can switch between recent apps just by double-tapping the ‘square' (recent apps) button on your screen. Also, instead of clearing one app after the other, you can directly clean all the apps at once.
What about the Moto Z Play?
By now you must've been wondering why Moto Z is getting the Nougat update but not the more affordable Moto Z Play in India. Well, the smartphone is still supposed to get the Android 7.0 Nougat update by the end of this year, owing to the slightly slower Snapdragon chipset - which may not be powerful enough to handle the Daydream tech (as effortlessly as the Moto Z) the update may have been delayed.