Motorola will bring Android 9.0 Pie update to eight phones

Lenovo-owned Motorola has said that the Android Pie update on the selected eight phones will start this autumn.

Motorola has been serving its users well with stock Android OS and hassle-free features since its resurgence, but it’s not the company that is known for rolling out big Android updates to its devices quickly. Moto usually rolls out OS updates on selected devices, and this time it lists eight of its smartphones that will receive Android Pie updates this fall.

According to a Motorola, Moto Z3, Moto Z3 Play, Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z2 Play, Moto X4, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play will get updates. Notably, the company did not include the full G5 series of smartphones in the list.

Android 9.0 Pie will bring a host of features to these Moto phones that include – intuitive navigation and the latest apps, an enhanced Do Not Disturb mode, and a colorful settings menu, adaptive battery, reconstructed split-screen and more. Android Pie comes with a redesigned quick settings, simplified volume control and an easy way to manage notifications. Owners of these Motorola phone models, can track the latest updates here. The page provides precise details by country or carrier.

Earlier this month, Google officially unveiled the Android Pie OS and first launched the update on the Pixel smartphone. But some other smartphones like Essential and Nokia have also received updates. Nokia later announced that it would release updates for eligible phones. This was followed by a separate announcement from Sony and HTC that they would roll out the Android Pie update on a select few devices. You can read our report on the official Android Pie announcement and an in-depth look at the OS here.

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