Moto Z is now the first non-Pixel phone to be Daydream capable

Lenovo's Moto Z is now only the second smartphone in the world to be Daydream-ready, letting you use it to enjoy VR experiences this Christmas.

After Google's Pixel phones, Lenovo's Moto Z becomes the first handset to be compatible with Google's Daydream VR system.

Lenovo's Moto Z has been among the outstanding phones of the year not only because of the way Lenovo marketed it but also because our readers said so. The phone won the 'Most Innovative Device' award at Mobile Choice Awards 2016 and at £499, is probably among the most value for money devices around as well. What has set it apart from other capable smartphones is it's modular nature- it can pack a JBL SoundBoost speaker, a projector, a True Zoom camera and a Power pack which increase it's usability by multiple times. Featuring a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 2,600 mAh battery, 13MP and 5MP cameras and 32GB of internal storage, it is also no less capable when it comes to processing power and on-ground performance.

Lenovo today added yet another feather in the Moto Z's cap by announcing that the phone is now Daydream-capable. This means that you will henceforth be able to enjoy virtual reality experiences by clubbing Google's Daydream VR headset and the Moto Z. The Daydream VR system went on sale in the UK 10 November and since it is priced at less than £100, it offers UK consumers the choice to enjoy VR on the cheap without having to spend on expensive headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or PlayStation VR.

Google will soon launch a VR version of the Play Store as well as Play Movies which will let you buy and access dedicated VR content to watch on your Daydream VR system. Google is set to introduce a feature termed Android VR Mode which will let you access VR content and apps on your phone while using Daydream View headset. In this mode, optimised apps may include YouTube VR, Street View and Google Photos as well as third party apps like Netflix, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft. It has also been reported that Hulu, HBO, Lionsgate and CNN will also tailor their apps to suit Daydream VR in the future.

 

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