It looks like Moto gets to claim ‘first’ again. Sure they may not be the first device OEM to be releasing Android 7.0 onto their hardware (they are definitely still leading the way, though), however, they will be the first non-Pixel device to receive Daydream recognition and be fully compatible with Google’s Daydream VR platform.
If you were on the fence about the Moto Z following Scott’s excellent review, perhaps an upgrade to Android 7.0 and Daydream support may just push you over the edge. There is no doubt that the Moto Z is an excellent device, and I wish I’d been able to spend a few weeks with one.
Specific dates for the Australian release haven’t been announced, however, Lenovo has announced that this will be a global rollout, so we should be getting it as we live on that globe. If you want to check when your Australian Moto Z might get the update you can check here, however, as of the time of publishing this is what you’ll find:
Now all Moto has to do is keep up-to-date, or even semi-regularly up-to-date with the Android Security patches and I’d say they just kept their position as one of the most important Android OEMs. The update is set to start rolling out “this week”, somewhere.