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.
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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.