The Nougat update of the Moto Z brings the stock experience closer with some added features
Motorola has started updating Android 7.0 Nougat for Moto Z users in India. The company promised Moto Z users before the end of the year to roll out the latest version of the Android update, and it is finally keeping that promise. Moto Z and Moto Z Force started receiving Android Nougat updates worldwide last month.
With the Nougat update, the Moto Z is the first non-Pixel smartphone to support Google’s Daydream platform. With Daydream support, Moto Z users can plug and play VR content by purchasing Google’s $ 79 Daydream VR headset. The update seems to be available only for Moto Z and not Moto Z Play in India.
The Moto Z’s Android Nougat update brings support for split-screen multitasking, fast switching between apps, and working modes. Android’s latest flavor also improves dosage performance on the go, which reduces power consumption when the screen is off and the user moves.
The most useful new features are the ability to respond directly to notifications and the ability to look for more information with bundled notifications. Google has added support for further notification control by tapping and switching toggles directly from the notification.
The Nougat update released for the Moto Z is close to the stock version but it comes with the Moto experience like the Moto Display landscape mode and is one of the best implementations for a modular smartphone.