Verizon’s Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Droid Force are updating to Android 7.0 Nougat as of Sunday, according to several reports shared by users. One reddit user shared an image of the update information on a Moto Z Droid handset, while others shared screencaps of the Android Nougat update information to tech publications such as Android Police.
The Verizon Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Droid Force will receive system version NCL25.86-11, taking them from Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to Android 7.0 Nougat. The smartphones will also receive Google Daydream compatibility through this update, according to Android Police. Google Daydream is the tech giant’s virtual reality protocol, which is currently available only on handsets such as Google’s Pixel smartphones and ZTE Axon 7.
The wireless Android 7.0 update is 1586 MB in size and can also be prompted manually by accessing Settings > About phone > Software updates. Users are advised to download the update via a Wi-Fi connection and have their handsets charged to at least 50 percent.
Users of other Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Droid Force models should expect the update to hit their devices in the coming days.
Despite having released in August, there are very few devices running Android 7.0 Nougat. There is currently only a 0.3 percent adoption rate, according to stats released by Google. The Moto G4 And Moto G4 Plus, two other Lenovo smartphones, were the first devices not branded by Google to receive the Android 7.0 update.
Many Android 7.0 Nougat updates are expected in the coming week and months. Manufacturers including Samsung and HTC have stated intention of updating their most recent flagships.
Consumers will likely expect to see Android 7.0 running on several upcoming smartphones to be released in 2017.