Motorola is one of the most-renowned smartphone makers in the world thanks to the many firsts it was able to score in terms of technologies in the smartphone category. Now a part of Lenovo, Motorola has founded 90 years ago and has the title of ‘first mobile phone’, ‘first base station’ and more on its name. According to The Next Web, Motorola created the first car radios in 1930, the first portable handie-talkie in 1951, first pager in 1956, the first large-screen portable cordless television in 1960, color TV in 1974, first Motorola radio transponder used by Neil Armstrong on the surface of the moon in 1969, the first commercial cell phone in 1973 that was named DynaTAC 8000X and the rest is history.
Android 10, the 10th iteration, is the latest addition to the Android OS and features a straight-forward moniker compared to the dessert names that Google stuck too for a decade now. The new name i.e. Android 10 was confirmed before its launch and the event was followed on September 3rd. Apparently, Android 10 supports a plethora of APIs, features, and functionalities ranging from security to privacy, ease of use to functionalities, etc such as dark mode, support to foldable devices and 5G network, improved gestures and user interface, revamped permission-based model for apps and services, etc.
Android 10 is the latest in the Android OS series after Android Pie 9.0 released last year. The OS just made its official launch and has pushed its global rollout on all Google Pixel devices and Essential Phone and will further push the updates for partnered devices under Project Treble. The update will be released chronologically by the OEMs based on their priority so in case if you are using a phone that was released this year, it is likely that you will get to use Android 10 on your device much earlier than the phones released last year.
Android 10 Features
Dark Mode: Android 10 introduces a system-wide built-in Dark Mode to smartphones. It is light on eyes as well as saves a tonne of battery life otherwise consumed by lighting up displays all day long.
Digital Wellbeing: The battle against phone addiction isn’t an easy-to-win battle because we as humans are glued to it. Digital Wellbeing provides functionalities that try to rectify your habits by providing inputs on how much time you spend on the phone in a day and more. It also has Focus Mode that temporarily blocks apps by going off until your work is done.
Family Link: Nowadays, kids are exposed to stuff online more than ever. There are a bunch of parental control apps and services available but Family Link is a first-party app comes preloaded with Android 10. It tracks how much time your children spend on any app and insights such as screen time, apps and web activities, content restriction module and more.
Gesture Navigation: Contentious as it may be, using the newly introduced gesture-based navigation is excellent. Inspired by iPhones, the new navigation system comes as optional and uses the edges of the display to either go back (left & right edges) or home screen (slider at the bottom).
Smart Reply: Want to reply to a text or email you receive instantly or just want to acknowledge it? Smart Reply is at work as it provides a few possible responses you can send on a single tap without writing anything and works on a plethora of messaging apps. It can also suggest actions using a single tap.
Enhance control over Location & Privacy: Control over what data is being shared with apps is crucial nowadays when there are millions of instances of data breach and whatnot. With Android 10, the OS provides better controls over privacy and allots you options whether to allow apps from using location services only when you allow it or as per what you select.
Sound Amplifier: This feature lets the user use Sound Visualizer to tweak music or you can leave it up to the system to reduce noise and increase sound bass and quality.
List of Android 10 Supported Motorola Devices
Here I have curated a list of smartphones launched every year since Android was introduced on Motorola smartphones back in 2012. Note that the upgrades are dependent on carriers (if locked) and regions as well since many carriers either as a whole or in particular region might not provide the upgrade even if the device is eligible so here’s a tentative list of Android 10 supported Motorola devices for reference although not confirmed yet.
Years after rolling out budget and mid-range phones, Motorola released its flagship Edge which runs on Android 10 out-of-the-box for those looking for the information.
Just as Motorola Edge, the Edge+ too arrived with Android 10 out-of-the-box.
Motorola One Fusion+
Motorola One Fusion+ is the latest addition to the Motorola smartphone family. It arrives with Android 10 out-of-the-box and since it is an Android One smartphone, it is guaranteed to get two major Android OS updates without fail.
Motorola Moto G Fast
Motorola Moto G Fast is a mid-range device as well and runs on Android 10 out-of-the-box as well.
Motorola E 2020
Just like Moto G Fast, Motorola E 2020 is the latest mid-range smartphone and runs on Android 10 out-of-the-box.
According to Motorola, it includes the Motorola Razr foldable phone in the list of Android 01 supported devices. It also confirmed that Android 10 has been officially rolled out for Razr devices on May 11, however, it will still take time to intercept on your Motorola Razr. The update is reportedly live in China as of now and soon, it will reach other countries in batches over a period of a few weeks.
Motorola Moto Z4
Earlier in April, a senior member at XDA Developer reported receiving an Android 10 update and ensured that it wasn’t a soak test. Soon after, Redditors begin to post about the Android 10 update on Moto Z4 that they have received under version number QPF30.130-15-7 that bumped the security patch to January 2020. Moto Z4 is already running on Android 10 and those who haven’t received it yet, they can check out Settings >> About Phone >> System Updates to confirm. Note that these updates occur in phases so it is possible that your phone will get the update soon.
Motorola Moto Z3
Motorola Moto Z3 is a flagship smartphone launched in 2018 and it is eligible for Android 10 given the fact that major OEMs support their phones for two years. With that being said, Android 10 is still nowhere to be seen on Moto Z3. It’s Verizon variant has just lately received the March 2020 patch update bearing software version number PDX29.84-51-11 as of April 22 keeping the OS same so there’s no Android 10 yet. You can stay put on this section to find out more about the updates that come through.
Motorola Moto G7
Motorola began to roll out the stable Android 10 to Motorola Moto G7 units in Brazil as early as May 7 and had scheduled to finish the upgrade globally in a month. Fast forward to May 28, the stable Android 10 near-stock version for Moto G7 is available in European countries. On June 2, users in Canada and the UK intercepted their upgrade as well while Netherlands users got their hands on the update on June 3. On June 9, users in Argentina and India reported interception of Android 10 upgrade on Moto G7 while Mexico users reported it on June 10 and so on.
Update as of June 16: Moto G7 users in Mexico started intercepting the Android 10 update on June 10th followed by users with unlocked variants in the US started getting it on June 16.
Update as of July 03: Motorola Moto G7 has started getting the Android 10 OTA update for T-Mobile variants in the United States. It should arrive on your G7 devices soon as it is a staged rollout.
Motorola Moto Z3 Play
Originally slated to get Android 10 upgrade in April, Motorola stated that they stated the reason Motorola Moto Z3 Play didn’t receive the upgrade is due to “pending for partner approval” with no context whatsoever. Moto Z3 Play recently picked up an update with version number PPWS9.131-27-1-25, however, for those who got excited with it, the update is purely incremental and upgrades the security patch of May 2020. Motorola is yet to roll out Android 10 to Moto Z3 Play & it is expected to roll out in July 2020. So check out this page as we will update it as the story progresses.
Motorola Moto One
As the month of March was able to end, people started getting Android 10 on their Motorola Moto One which is an Android One smartphone and it is guaranteed two years of major Android OS upgrade. The update was released in phases in Brazil at first followed by Germany on April 16, the Czech Republic on April 17, Macedonia on April 18, Serbia on April 18, Argentina on April 21 and it is currently live in Mexico as of June 6. The update is released in batches so you can expect it to arrive on your device soon.
Motorola Moto One Macro
Another of the Android One smartphones, Moto One Macro is guaranteed to get two years of major Android OS upgrades. However, the smartphone giant has stated that the Android 10 upgrade for Moto One Macro is awaited partner approval. As said, we aren’t aware of exactly what it means so we will have to wait for the update. At the moment, Motorola has rolled out software version number PMDS29.70-81-3 for Moto One Macro that will upgrade the security patch to May 2020. Stay tuned on this section to know when the Android One upgrade will arrive.
Motorola Moto One Zoom
Another of the Android One smartphones, Moto One Zoom is suffering from the same fate of “pending partner approval” when it comes to Android 10 as per the company. Although Motorola Brazil did mention that the update is on its way a few weeks ago, the promise seemed to be taking a toll on people who have been waiting for months to get their hands on Android 10 as it has been ten months since Android 10 was launched last year. Check out this space to know any updates on the situation of Moto One Zoom.
Motorola Moto One Action
Unlike any other Moto smartphones, Moto One series is guaranteed to get two years of support, and Moto One Action is no exception. Motorola started rolling out Android 10 in Brazil back on January 07th which is usually the nation that Motorola prioritizes. The update bearing software version number QSB30.62-17 weighing 1.2GB was made available to upgrade to Android 10. As of January 9th, Android 10 reached India followed by Russia on February 3rd under version number QSB30.62-19.
Fast forward, the European country of Serbia intercepted the Android 10 upgrade on February 18 followed by Germany on February 27, Thailand (March 13), and finally, it reached the US unlocked variants on April 8th. Stay put on this section to know more about the progress around Moto One Action Android 10 update.
Motorola Moto One Vision
Motorola started rolling out Android 10 with the January 2020 security patch in January in Brazil and started a staged rollout in other countries. Spain and Germany got their update on February 11 followed by Argentina on March 4, Colombia on March 30, Mexico on April 2. It is currently rolling out on all its units across the globe in a staged manner so you should get it pretty soon. In fact, Moto One Vision users will get Android 11 R as well.
Motorola Moto One Power
According to the latest update relevant to Moto One Power, Android 10 already arrived on the device starting as early as December 2019 with a staged approach. It must have reached all the units across the globe via OTA. If you haven’t received the notification yet, check out Settings >> About Phone >> Software Updates for more information.
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Another phone falling victim to Motorola’s “pending partner approval” statement is Moto G8 Plus. Albeit launched a month after Android 10 was official last year, the phone is still running on Android 9.0 Pie and hasn’t received the major upgrade as of now. The most recent update on G8 Plus was an April 2020 security patch. Now that Android 11 is almost here, people have become frustrated as to when Motorola will roll out Android 10 for G8 Plus. It is expected to roll out in July 2020 according to a report. Check out this space for follow-ups.
Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite
Moto G8 Power Lite is the latest addition in the Moto G8 family. As other of its siblings have either started rolling out Android 10 or soon to get it, Motorola India has confirmed that Moto G8 Power Lite is now getting the Android 10 update via OTA. Note that we aren’t aware of exactly when it will arrive on your Moto G8 Power Lite unit so you will have to wait for it to intercept. Stay put on this section to know further updates.
Motorola Moto G7 Play
As its siblings in the Moto G7 series have already yanked the latest Android 10 upgrade, you wouldn’t expect Moto G7 Play to stay behind, right? Apparently, Motorola has started rolling out the one and the latest major OS upgrade i.e. Android 10 to Moto G7 Play in Brazil as per its official handle has confirmed. Turns out the update is rolled out in batches and would still take a few days or weeks for you to intercept the update. It goes without saying that Moto G7 Play users outside Brazil will have to wait for weeks until the update could arrive.
Update as of July 2nd: The Android 10 has already arrived in Brazil two weeks ago. Post that, Moto G7 Play has finally arrived in the US, and users in Canada have reported receiving the Android 10-based update on their devices as well. Note that even though the updates have reached the shores of Brazil, the US, and Canada for now, it will still take time to arrive on phones individually.
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Just like any other updates from Motorola, Moto G7 Plus started getting Android 10 stable updates as early as January 23 in Brazil. Soon after, the Android 10 update was intercepted in Argentina, Italy, Chile, Mexico, Canada, and other countries. You may or may not have received the update as it is usually released in batches so you’ll need to wait for it to arrive. You can stay tuned on this section to know more about the update.
Motorola Moto G7 Power
Motorola has already upgraded the Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus in the series to Android 10 and G7 Power isn’t lagging behind. Motorola rolled out Android 10 on Moto G7 Power last month and it should have arrived on your unit by now. If not, note that this is a FOTA update and would take some time to intercept. Since the Android 10 kernel source code for Moto G7 Power arrived last month, custom ROMs like LineageOS 17.1 are available to pump up the phone’s software to Android 10.
Update: As of June 30: Motorola G7 Power users in Columbia, Romania, and Hungary can now get their Android 10 update as it is live now. Note that it is a FOTA update and thus, it takes anywhere between two weeks or a month before it could intercept your phone. Users in Brazil, Mexico, and Retla channel have intercept the update earlier as well.
Update as of July 3rd: In the past few days, Android 10 has already arrived Moto G7 Power in a couple of countries including in Romania on June 30, Hungary on June 30, in Poland on July 01, and now it is live in Argentina today as we speak. Note that it could take days to weeks for the update to arrive on your device.
Motorola Moto G5 Plus (Custom ROMs)
Unlike the smartphones listed above, Moto G5 Plus is outdated and will not get any Android 10 upgrade. Originally arrived with Android 7.0 Nougat, the phone was bumped to Android 8.1 Oreo and hopefully to Android 9.0 Pie. As of now, custom ROM based on Android 10 has arrived for the Moto G5 Plus and I am talking about Pixel Experience ROM which supports the device while taking it to the latest Android 10 version.
Released in the Year 2019
|Motorola Razr 2019||It will get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto G8 Play||It will get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto G8 Plus||It will get Android 10|
|Motorola One Macro||It will get Android 10|
|Motorola One Zoom||It will get Android 10|
|Motorola One Action||It will get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto E6 Plus||NA|
|Motorola One Pro||NA|
|Motorola One Vision||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto Z4 Force||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto Z4||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto E6||It will get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto Z4 Play||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto G7 Power||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto G7 Plus||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto G7 Play||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto G7||It is likely to get Android 10|
Released in the Year 2018
|Motorola P30 Play||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola One||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola P30||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola P30 Note||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto Z3||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola One Power||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto E5 Play (Oreo Go)||It might get Android 10 Go|
|Motorola Moto E5 Supra||It might get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto E5 Cruise||It might get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto 1S||It might get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto Z3 Play||It is likely to get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto E5 Plus||It might get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto E5 Play SD427||It might get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto E5 Play SD425||It might get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto E5||It might get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto G6 Plus||It might get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto G6 Play||It might get Android 10|
|Motorola Moto G6||It might get Android 10|
List of Motorola Devices That Aren’t Eligible for Android 10
Released in the Year 2017 & 2016
Although technically smartphones released in 2017 and before are not eligible for Android 10 and thus, this list. However, there can be exceptions as one or more devices released in 2017 could get Android 10 while there are no way phones that were introduced in 2016 and before are getting any updates for sure.
|Moto Z 2018||Moto Green Pomelo||Moto X4|
|Moto G5s Plus||Moto G5s||Moto Z2 Force Edition|
|Moto E4 Plus MT6737||Moto E4 MT6737||Moto E4 Plus XT1775|
|Moto Z2 Play||Moto E4||Moto C XT1750|
|Moto C Plus||Moto C 4G||Moto G5 Plus|
|Moto G5||Moto M||Moto E3 Power|
|Moto Z Play||Moto Z Force||Moto Z|
|Moto G4 Play||Moto G4 Plus||Moto G4|
Released in the Year 2015 & 2014
|Moto G Turbo Edition||Droid Maxx 2||Droid Turbo 2|
|Moto X Pure Edition||Moto X Play||Moto X Style|
|Moto G (3rd Gen)||Moto E (2nd Gen) XT1527||Moto E (2nd Gen)|
|Moto G LTE (2nd Gen)||Nexus 6||Droid Turbo|
|Moto G (2nd Gen)||Moto X (2nd Gen)||Moto G LTE|
|Moto E Dual TV||Moto E||Moto G Dual SIM|
Released in the Year 2013 & 2012
|Moto G||Moto X||Droid Ultra|
|Droid Maxx||Droid Mini||RAZR D3|
|RAZR D1||Electrify M||RAZR i|
|RAZR M XT905||RAZR HD||Droid RAZR M|
|Droid RAZR MAXX HD||Droid RAZR HD||Photon Q 4G LTE|
|DEFY Pro||Electrify 2||DEFY XT|
|MotoGo TV||Atrix HD||XT760|
|RAZR V||Atrix TV||Motosmart Me|
List Of AOSP Android 9.0 Pie for Motorola devices:
- Motorola One Action: Click Here
- Motorola Moto X4: Click Here
- Motorola Moto Maxx: Click Here
- Motorola One Power: Click Here
- Motorola Moto E4: Click Here
- Motorola Moto X Play: Click Here
- Motorola Moto G5S Plus: Click Here
- Moto G5 Plus: Click Here
- Moto G 2013: Click Here
- Moto E 2015: Click Here
- Moto G 2014: Click Here
- Moto G 2015: Click Here
- Moto Z Play: Click Here
- Moto X Pure: Click Here
- Motorola Moto G6 Plus: Click Here
- Motorola One: Click Here
- Moto G6 Play: Click Here
- Moto Z2 Play: Click Here
- Moto Z2 Force: Click Here
- Moto Z3 Play: Click Here
- Moto G7 Power: Click Here
- Motorola Moto G7 Plus: Click Here
Why my phone isn’t eligible for Android 10?
This is a reasonable question that pops up in your mind if you have gone through the list of Android 10 supported Motorola devices that I have mentioned above. Apparently, there are many movable parts and gears that dictates if your phone will get any update or not.
First up, if your phone has already received two major Android upgrades then you can just rest since your phone is not eligible for a third unless specified earlier. The process of rolling out Android updates is messy at the moment as Google is facing a huge gap in adoption also called as OS fragmentation where there are devices that are still holding on the first Android OS even after a decade, unlike Apple iPhones that are updated for 4 to 5 years before dropping the support.
Coming back to Android OS, it goes through a said procedure i.e. Google → OEM → (Carrier) → End-user that increases the time it would take to reach your device. Furthermore, OEMs have to assess if its devices will support the increases prerequisites that comes with every major upgrade or else the phone would drop support. Furthermore, the device must have been launched within a maximum of two years to receive an update or else it will not receive any further updates as well.
Also, Android OEMs roll out a plethora of devices in a year which means they have to provide support for these devices. When a new OS comes and also new devices, Android smartphone makers simply drop support for older devices with varying specifications and concentrate on the newer ones which are also the largest reason why your phone isn’t eligible for any further update even though its specifications say otherwise.
What should I do if my phone isn’t getting any upgrades?
Your phone is no longer supported by Android OS and you are stuck on the last major upgrade you had. Take Android Pie for example. This means that you can no longer upgrade to Android 10 but there’s a way out if you still want to try something new on your phone without actually spending on buying a new phone.
Custom ROM makers such as LineageOS, Pixel Experience, and others use the Android OS as a foundation to create their own custom ROMs that support a wider range of Android smartphones compared to a very few that Android supports with every major update. Note that installation can be a bit tricky so keep a how-to guide handy but once set up, you can enjoy a different UI with many features that weren’t available in the stock Android.
List of AOSP Android 10 Custom ROM for Motorola
Here is the list of Android 10 custom ROM for Motorola devices.
- Motorola One Action: Click Here
- Motorola Moto G5S Plus: Click Here
- Moto G5 Plus: Click Here
- Moto G 2015: Click Here
- Motorola Moto G6 Plus: Click Here