Motorola’s new phone is the Moto Z4, a mid-range device powered by the Snapdragon 675 with 4GB of RAM. It has a 48-megapixel rear camera as well as a large 25-megapixel sensor and for a selfie with 8 MP. It comes out of the box with Android 9.0 Pie. Note that Google has recently rolled out the Android 11 Developer Preview update for the developers and will soon roll the Android 10 Beta update. As per Google standard, we will see 6 updates to hit along with beta and final beta updates.
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In this article, we will give you a quick glance at all when the Moto Z4 gets the Android 11 update. Nothing is confirmed as of yet, and Motorola is one of the OEMs that did not push an Android 10 update timeline for the users. Moreover, it seems unlikely that Motorola will push out any details regarding the Android 11 update.
Quick Specs Review
The Moto Z4 smartphone was launched a few months ago this year and comes with a 6.4-inches touch display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage. The storage can be expandable via a MicroSD card. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie and packs a 3,600 mAh battery which supports fast charging.
The handset packs a 48MP rear camera with an f/1.7 aperture lens with PDAF and laser autofocus feature. While the front camera sports a 25MP sensor for selfies with an f/2.0 aperture lens. It comes with a dual Nano-SIM support.
The device includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth 5, NFC, USB Type-C port, 3G/4G VoLTE, and more. In terms of the sensors, the device includes an accelerometer, ambient light, compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as well. It also supports the Face Unlock feature.
Android 11 – Overview
The Android 11 Developer Preview 1 is here and Google is planning to roll out in total, 6 updates before the stable Android 11 update is pushed out for the public. You can check out the image below which depicts the time frame of when the updates will be pushed.
Going by the timeline as mentioned above, the developer previews will be rolled out till April 2020 and starting from May 2020, the compatible devices will be served with the Android 11 beta update and finally is Q3 2020, the final and stable build of Android 11 will be made available for the OEMs.
Google I/O event is going to take place at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, between May 12 and 14, 2020. It is that time when Google will unveil it’s latest OS i.e., the Android 11 and then in September, probably will roll out the stable update. Talking about the features of the Android 11, you can check out the list of new features and enhancements it brings:
- Scheduled Dark Theme
- ‘Conversations’ Section in Notification Shade
- Built-in Screen Recorder
- Pin Apps in the Share Menu
- Send Images in Notification Replies
- New APIs for 5G
- Reverse Wireless Charging Support (Google Pixel 4a or 5)
- Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
- Scrolling screenshots
- Bubble Notifications on by Default
- New Back Cover Gestures (Likely Pixel-Exclusive)
- Show Refresh Rate
- Power Menu Toggles
- Quick Access Wallet
- New Permissions Options
- Background Location Access
- Auto-Block Spammy Permission Prompts
- New Scoped Storage Permission
- New Motion Sense Gesture (Pixel 4)
- Increase Touch Sensitivity
- New Notification History UI
- Better Back Sensitivity
- Mobile Drivers License Support
- Changes to BiometricPrompt API
- Improved Call Screening
- Support for Punch Hole & Waterfall Displays
- Disable Vibrations While Using the Camera
- HDMI Low-Latency Mode
- Low Latency Video Decoding
- New Bluetooth Stack
- Separated Quick Settings & Notification Tray
- Music Player in Quick Settings
- Unsupported Bluetooth Codecs Grayed Out
- Suggested Apps in Home Screen Dock
Android 11 for Moto Z4
Moto Z4 came out of the box with Android 9.0 Pie, which is why we can expect this device to receive 2 major updates; Android 10 and Android 11 R. Well, recently the company started shedding the light on Moto Z4 by rolling Android 10 update. We can assume this device to receive Android 10 in the year 2021.
Motorola has not said any word regarding the Android 11 update for any of the devices let along with the Moto Z4. In fact, as mentioned above, Motorola is one of those few OEMs that did not release an Android update roadmap for the Android 10 OS via which we can at least get a hint about when the Android 11 might hit the units. It is expected that the update will be made available for the Moto Z4 users only the next year after the stable Android 11 update comes out for the masses.
If you are not patient enough to wait, then try the Android 11 GSI build. To install, your device’s bootloader must be unlocked. We are not responsible for any damage; please take your own risk.
Well, check out our article Motorola Android 11 Tracker where we have listed all latest device which will receive Android 11 update.
We will keep you in the loop once we have more information in this regard. If you have any queries, please leave a comment down below.