Android 7.0 Nougat now rolling out to some unlocked Moto Z users in the US


The great news to US owners of the unlocked Moto Z: Motorola does keep its promise to roll out the Android Nougat update in February. Along with Nougat, this update for the unlocked Moto Z also includes Daydream certification, which means users can use Google’s VR platform to check out a handful of virtual reality apps and games on their phone.

US owners of the unlocked Moto Z can now head to the settings and find the update. Just go to Settings > About Phone > System Updates and then tap Check for update. It’s worth noting that the update is quite large, so make sure that you are connected to Wi-Fi before trying to download it.


The Verizon versions of both the Moto Z Droid and Z Droid Force started to get Android 7.0 Nougat in November. For an unknown reason, the unlocked US variant of the Moto Z didn’t get the update.

Motorola later promised that the unlocked Moto Z would get Nougat in February, while the Moto Z Play and Z Play Droid variant would get it in March.

The unlocked Moto Z is physically identical to the Moto Z Droid, but it doesn’t come with preloaded carrier bloatware and works on GSM carriers. It, of course, is packed with the same powerful performance and unique features, including Moto Mods. Currently priced at $699.99, the unlocked Moto Z packs 64GB of storage, which is twice the amount of storage you receive on the Verizon version.

Also Read: Motorola finally releases Android 7.0 Nougat kernel source code for Moto Z and Moto Z Droid

Did your unlocked Moto Z get Android 7.0 Nougat update? How have you experienced it so far? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below.

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