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Moto Z phones can get Google Daydream VR with Android 7.0

The first two non-Google smartphones gain compatibility with VR thanks to Android 7.0, but Moto Z Play is not included.

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Google's Daydream VR platform always hinged on having multiple phones working on it. And now, Moto Z phones will be able to work with the headset and its apps, too.

The Moto Z and Z Force both will receive Android 7.0 software this week, and along with that update will come compatibility with the Daydream View VR headset. These are the first non-Google phones that are officially Daydream VR-ready. The Moto Z Play, also released this fall, doesn't make the cut.

More phones should come, provided they meet Google's minimum VR specs and have Android 7.0. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were previously the only two phones that worked with the headset, but the more phones (and apps), the better the platform will be.

Daydream View is sold separately, for $80.