Despite being released on August 22, hardly any devices outside of Google's Nexus and Pixel lineups officially run Android Nougat. In fact, only about 0.3% of all Android devices with the Play Store actually have it. Many Verizon customers have reported that their Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Droid Force phones have received OTAs to Nougat.

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The update brings the device to Android 7.0 (not 7.1) with the November 1st security patch level. The update also allows the Z Droid and Z Droid Force to use Daydream mode, joining the ZTE Axon 7 as the only non-Pixel devices with the feature. In addition, the update finally brings Camera API 2 support, allowing certain applications to more fully control the camera.

The download is a whopping 1586 MB, so you might want to grab it over Wi-Fi. As always, software updates roll out over the course of several days, so all owners should receive it shortly.

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Motorola has made the update official on its company blog, announcing that Android 7.0 Nougat will be rolling out this week to the Moto Z and Moto Z Force (not just the Droid editions). Motorola seemed to forget about the ZTE Axon 7 when it called the Z and Z Force, "the first smartphones from another manufacturer to be recognized by Google as Daydream-ready devices." Oops.