Motorola Android 9.0 Pie Update [Complete Tracker with Timeline]

After waiting for months, Google has finally unveiled the latest Android 9 Pie and started rolling out in Essential Phones and Pixel devices on the last Monday itself. Google will soon roll out updates for its Android Beta program smartphones as well as Android One smartphones. Wondering about which Motorola smartphone will get Android Pie update? We compiled a list of all the Moto smartphones and provided an estimated date when the users could expect to get Motorola Android Pie update for their respective smartphones while those who aren’t eligible will have to stay put with their own supported Android versions.

What’s on Android 9.0 Pie?

Finally, Google started rolling the next major version of Android for the supported Google Pixel device. After the Android 8.0 Oreo, this is the 9th iteration from Google.  Android 9.0 Pie is available for Pixel and other beta supported devices. With Android Pie, Google has revamped many UI changes which include the notification panel, Settings, Quick Toggles and more. The main highlighted features of Android Pie is notification panel, indoor WiFi positioning, support for iPhone X-style notches, Material Design 2, Dark Mode, Enhanced Auto-fill, Dual Camera API, Neural network API implementation and many more.

Features of Android 9.0 Pie:

Here is the list of top features in Android 9.0 Pie:

New Notification Panel: With Android P, Google has completely changed the interface on the notification panel. The quick toggle button now resides inside the dark circle while date, time and carrier name have been removed. With the new notification, Google will also let you select the reply from Google’s machine learning-powered Smart Replies, which scans your messages and will suggest custom replies for you.

iPhone X Like Notch Support: With phone screens getting bigger and bigger and bezels getting slimmer and slimmer, the smartphone manufacturers now have no room for camera, and earpieces> If you like it or not, Google has introduced Notch supports in Android P for developers to test how their app will behave on devices with notches.

Multi-camera API: Google finally introducing the Multi-Camera API which enables developers to “create innovative features not possible with just a single camera.” Also, this feature allows every app to request multi-camera instead of the single camera.

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WiFi Round-Trip-Time (RTT): This feature allows apps to receive indoor positioning data at an accuracy of 1-2 meters of your position.

New UI for settings/quick settings: Google once again revamped the settings menu and quick settings after the Android Oreo. With the new settings UI, Google introducing new icons for each settings menu.

Power Saving: In Android Nougat, Google introduced the Doze mode which enables more battery backup while your phone is not in use. With Android P, Google has worked hard to bring the more advanced doze mode with App Standby, and Background Limits to further improve battery life.

Enhanced Auto-fill: Auto-Fill one of the best features which will save all your username and password. Google rolled this feature in Android Oreo and now they have improvised it with Android P.

and more features such as:

  • New Animation/Transition
  • Pixel launcher has been improved
  • Battery saver no longer shows orange warning
  • About phone screen now shows additional info in a popup window.
  • Screenshot button in power menu
  • Text selection zoom (like iOS)
  • Battery saver can now be scheduled.
  • Do Not Disturb has been simplified down to a single mode
  • Volume buttons now control media volume by default
  • Adaptive Brightness is now much more useful as it actually changes the base brightness level
  • Hotspot can be turned off automatically if no devices are connected
  • Rotation can be locked to landscape mode

List of AOSP Android Pie Supported device:

Check Out Which Motorola Device will receive Android Pie

Here is the list of supported device to receive the official Android Pie Update on Motorola Moto device.

Motorola One Android Pie Update

The Motorola One is one of the latest offerings from the Motorola for its Android Devices. The Motorola One comes with a 5.9 inch Full HD Display. Under the hood, the Motorola One is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip along with 4 GB of RAM and Adreno 506 GPU. These specifications are quite decent. All this is backed up by a 3000 mAh capacity battery. With that being said, the Motorola is much likely to roll out an Android 9 Pie update for this device.
Estimated Date: Q1 2019

Motorola One Power

The Motorola One Power is another great Android Device by Motorola. The device has a 6.2 inch Full HD Display which looks quite decent. Talking about the internals, the Motorola One Power is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chip along with 4 GB of RAM and Adreno 509 GPU. That being said, the device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and is much likely to be updated to the Android 9 Pie.

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Moto Z3 Android Pie Update

Launched this August, Moto Z3 comes preloaded with Android 8.1 Oreo that can be upgraded to Android 9 Pie. the soak test for the smartphone will begin soon and it will be the first smartphone from Moto to get Android Pie update.

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Moto Z3 Play Android Pie Update

Released last month, Moto Z3 Play runs on Android 8.1 Oreo that can be upgraded to Android 9 Pie. It is a gaming variant of Moto Z3 also launched this year and both the device are set to go to soak test for Android Pie soon.
Estimated Date: Q4 2018

Moto Z Android Pie Update

Launched in 2016, Moto Z is upgradable to Android 8.0.1 Oreo after getting a boost from Marshmallow and Nougat. It is scheduled to receive an Android 9 Pie update soon, however, the date isn’t announced as of now.
Estimated Date: Yet to be announced.

Moto Z2 Force Android Pie Update

Launched back in July 2017, Moto Z2 Force was upgraded to Android Oreo from Android Nougat. The flagship smartphone from Moto with Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor is will receive an Android P update by the end of 2018.
Estimated Date: Q4 2018

Moto Z2 Play Android Pie Update

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Moto Z2 Play was launched in June 2017 as a successor to Moto Z Play sporting a Snapdragon 636 processor. The smartphone is gaming oriented and was upgraded from Android Nougat 7.1.1 to Android 8.0 Oreo. It will be among the first to receive an Android 9 Pie update early next year.
Estimated Date: Q1 2019

Moto Z Play Android Pie Update

The predecessor to Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z Play was launched in June 2016 as a mid-range smartphone sporting Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor. It received its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update and then, upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo last year. It will shortly. It is in the lineup to receive an Android 9 Pie update soon.
Estimated Date: Yet to be announced

Moto G6 Plus Android Pie Update

Moto G6 Plus is a flagship smartphone released in April 2018 sporting Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor. It was earlier launched with Android 8.0 Oreo upgradable to Android P expected to roll out early next year.
Estimated Date: Q1 2019

Moto G6 Play Android Pie Update

Launched this year in April, Moto G6 Play has a decent Snapdragon 427 – 430 processor clocked at 1.8GHz octa-core and a 4GB RAM variant. The smartphone has Android 8.0 Oreo pre-installed and will receive Android Pie update in Q2 2019.
Estimated Date: Q2 2019

Moto G6 Android Pie Update

Launched alongside Moto G6 Plus and G6 Play, Moto G6 is a snappy smartphone with Snapdragon 630 octa-core processor with 4 and 6GB RAM variant. Earlier launched with Android 8.0 Oreo, Moto is expected to roll out Android Pie update early next year.
Estimated Date: Q1 2019

Moto G5s Plus Android Pie Update

Moto G5s Plus was rolled out in August 2017 along with Moto G5s with a planned upgrade to Oreo from preloaded Android Nougat. Motorola is expected to roll out the Android Pie Update for Moto G5s Plus early next year. The smartphone sports a powerful Snapdragon 630 processor clocked at Octa-core and the soak test for Android Pie will commence soon.
Estimated Date: Q1 2019

Moto G5s Android Pie Update

For those who are using Moto G5s launched back in August 2017, it came with preinstalled Android Nougat with a planned upgrade to Oreo, however, it will not support Android Pie update.
Estimated Date: Will not be updated

Moto G5 Plus Android Pie Update

The mid-range Moto G5 Plus was launched back in February 2017 alongside Moto G5 where the latter won’t receive an Android P update. However, the Moto G5 Plus with its powerful Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor which is currently upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo might receive Android Pie update later next year.
Estimated Date: Q2 2019

Moto G5 Android Pie Update

The standard specification Moto G5 will its Snapdragon 430 processor and 2/3GB RAM, 32/64GB storage variant will have to stay put to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo since it will not receive Android Pie update.
Estimated Date: Will not receive an update

Moto G4 Plus Android Pie Update

Moto G4 Plus which is currently running on Android 7.0.1 Nougat will not receive any further updates i.e. Android Oreo and Pie. It was released in May 2016 with high-end specifications, however, it is not entitled to receive any further update similar to other variants in the Moto G4 series.
Estimated Date: Will not receive an update

Moto G4 Play Android Pie Update

Moto G4 Play has entry-level budget specifications with Snapdragon 410 processor and 1/2GB RAM variant. It is upgradable to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, however, it will not receive any further updates.
Estimated Date: Will not receive an update

Moto G4 Android Pie Update

The Moto G4 was launched in August 2016 with 5.5” IPS LCD display with Snapdragon 617 processor under the hood. Although it has received its Nougat update, it is not eligible for Oreo and neither Android Pie.
Estimated Date: Will not receive an update

Moto E5 Plus Android Pie Update

The E5 series of smartphones was launched this year in April 2018 running on Android 8.0 Oreo. The Moto E5 Plus has a budget smartphone specification of Snapdragon 425 processor with quad-core clocked at 1.4GHz. Although it is running on Oreo, it remains a question whether it will receive an Android Pie update or not but citing Motorola’s statement recorded earlier, it will not receive any further updates.
Estimated Date: Will not receive an update

Moto E5 Android Pie Update

The base model Moto E5 has similar specifications to E5 Plus. Motorola unveiled the Moto E5 in April 2018 and it is currently running on Android Oreo. But the matter of the fact is, it might or might not receive a Pie. However, if we go by the statement made by Motorola, no smartphone in its E series will receive an update.
Estimated Date: Will not receive an update

Moto E5 Play Android Pie Update

Similar to both E5 and E5 Plus, E5 Play was launched early this year and has a Snapdragon 425/427 processor. Unfortunately, it won’t receive further Android Pie update similar to any other smartphone in the E series which aren’t eligible.
Estimated Date: Will not receive an update

Moto M Android Pie Update

Moto M runs on a low-quality and inefficient Mediatek Helio P10/P15 processor and it was rolled out in November 2016 as a budget smartphone. It hasn’t received its Android Oreo update yet which is a clearly indicated that it will never receive Android Pie update as well.
Estimated Date: Will not receive an update

Moto E4 Plus Android Pie Update

As said in a statement by Motorola, smartphones belonging to E series will not receive any further updates. Similarly, Moto E4 Plus is a budget smartphone with decent MediaTek quad-core 1.3GHz processor. The device runs on Android 7.1.1 and will not receive Android Oreo as well as Android Pie update too.
Estimated Date: Will not receive an update

Moto E4 Android Pie Update

The base variant to E4 Plus, the Moto E4 was released last year in June as a budget phone with low-quality MediaTek processor. It came pre-installed with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, however, no Oreo and Pie update is intended towards this device.
Estimated Date: Will not receive an update

Moto E3 Power Android Pie Update

The Moto E3 Power is a third-year old smartphone launched in 2016 with Marshmallow. It runs on a MediaTek processor and will not receive an update as it was originally launched as a budget smartphone.
Estimated Date: Will not receive an update

Moto C and Moto C Plus Android Pie Update

Motorola launched Moto C and Moto C Plus in May 2017 running on an equivalent processor with Android 7.1.1 Nougat as the firmware. Being a budget smartphone, it is clear that it won’t receive any further update and thus, no Android Oreo or Android Pie on Moto C and Moto C Plus.
Estimated Date: Will not receive an update

Moto X4 Android One

The Android One version of Moto X4 was rolled out last year in October with Android 7.1 Nougat and upgradable to Oreo update. The Android One variant is expected to roll out Android Pie update later this year as opposed to the standard variant.
Estimated Date: Q4 2018

Moto X4

The standard variant of Moto X4 will get its Android 9 Pie update early next year. Moto X4 was launched last year in October alongside its Android One variant. It sports a Snapdragon 630 processor with 3/4/6GB RAM variant.

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