From Moto Z3 to Moto G6: These Motorola smartphones will be getting Android 9 Pie update

Motorola hasn't announced a specific timeframe regarding the rollout of the update.

  • Published: August 16, 2018 10:54 AM IST

Few days back, Google finally announced the general availability of Android Pie, the ninth major version of its popular mobile operating system. Since then, quite a few Android OEMs have announced update schedules/plans for their devices. The latest to join the list is Motorola, as the Lenovo-owned company has outed its list of smartphones that are confirmed to get Android 9.0 Pie.

The list itself is quite short, with just eight smartphones (at least, for now). These are Moto Z3, Moto Z3 Play, Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z2 Play, Moto X4, Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play.

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It’s disappointing that Motorola (or more specifically, Lenovo) doesn’t plan to update the Moto E5 and Moto E5 Plus, which were launched earlier this year and landed in India barely a month ago. Hopefully, the above-mentioned smartphones are just the first batch, with the rest getting it later.

The Lenovo-owned company hasn’t announced a specific time-frame regarding the Android 9.0 Pie update for the above-listed devices, but the company did say that the smartphones will start getting Android 9.0 Pie “starting this fall”.

Motorola recently launched a new smartphone – P30 – in China. With the P30, Motorola has joined the ever-growing list of Android OEMs madly copying Apple iPhone X, and its notch. The P30’s design is basically a complete ripoff of the iPhone X’s, with a paint job that’s lifted directly from Huawei’s P20 Pro.

Recently, HTC also announced its Android 9.0 Pie update plans for its smartphones. The company said that four of its smartphones – U12+, U11+, U11, and U11 Life (Android One-certified) will get the latest Android update.

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  • Published Date: August 16, 2018 10:54 AM IST