So in addition to enjoying new functionality like splitscreen view and inline replies to notifications, virtual reality is coming to the Moto Z family in a big way.
Android 7.0 Nougat with Google Daydream support is rolling out to the Moto Z and Verizon-exclusive Moto Z Force now through the end of this week, according to Motorola.
Google Daydream on Moto Z
While the Moto team never officially commented on VR headset compatibility before this, the moves makes sense for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force.
Both Android phones have beautiful, pixel-rich Quad HD displays with Super AMOLED panels, seemingly built for VR. Conversely, 1080p screens are not.
What about Moto Z Play and Moto X Style?
Left out of today's announcement is the newer Moto Z Play. Its slightly slower Snapdragon chipset and lower-resolution 1080p screen – exhibiting a "screen-door effect" an inch from your face – may be why it's not being updated just yet.
Just don't expect either phone to support Google Daydream. While the normal-sized, 5-inch Pixel has 1080p screen, too, and still works with Google's VR headset, it the faster Snapdragon 821 chipset to pull off the stringent performance requirements.
Moto X Play and Moto X Style aren't part of the 820/821 chip club. Not even last year's Nexus 6P, with a Snapdragon 810 chip and beta tested with Google Daydream, is supposed to get Android VR compatibility. Sorry to crush your Daydream daydreams.
- Here are all phones with the Android Nougat update