Android 7.0 Nougat Rolls Out On Non-Pixel Phones Moto Z, Z Droid, Z Droid Force and Z Force; Sprint Begins Launch For LG G5 In US

By Mia P. , Updated Nov 27, 2016 08:50 PM EST
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Android 7.0 Nougat has reportedly started rolling out on several more android phones including the Moto Z, Z Droid, Z Droid Force and Z Force smartphones. Z Droid users can reportedly use the Daydream mode among other features post the Nov. 1 security patch. Moreover, Sprint reportedly rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat update on the LG G5 with other carriers to follow suit soon.

It should be noted that the Android 7.0 Nougat was reportedly released on Aug. 22. However, the Google Nexus and the Pixel lineups are reportedly the few ones officially running the Android 7.0 Nougat post-release. Additionally, it is said that only 0.3 percent of all Android devices with Play Store have the Android 7.0 Nougat, Android Police reported.  

Recently, a number of Verizon customers reportedly noted Moto Z Droid and Z Droid Force handsets with OTAs to the Android 7.0 Nougat. The OS update reportedly came with the security patch released on Nov. 1. Additionally, the Android 7.0 Nougat on the Z Droid and Z Droid Force reportedly allows the use of the Daydream mode similar to the ZTE Axon 7 as the only few non-Pixel devices with the feature. Furthermore, the Android 7.0 Nougat brings Camera API 2 support for more control of the camera.

In other news, Sprint is said to be the first U.S. carrier to roll out the Android 7.0 Nougat in the LG G5 handset. Previously, the LG G5 handsets in South Korea received the OS update. The Android 7.0 Nougat is expected to feature improved performance, security updates as well as other enhancements at 1,275.4MB, according to report.

Android 7.0 Nougat is also said to support multi-window as well. Previous to the LG G5, the LG V20 also shipped with the OS update out of the box. Moreover, the user interface reportedly shows stock Android more clearly now especially with the quick settings and the notifications menu. Watch the Android 7.0 Nougat update on the Z Droid and Z Droid Force here:

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