Motorola launched the Moto G Power, back in February 2020 along with Moto G Stylus and it is expected to hit the market in April 2020. The device comes out of the box with Android 10 and expected to receive future updates just like other Moto G series. Note that Google has recently rolled out Android 11 Developer Preview 1 update for the developers. 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 G Power will get with Android 11. 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 newly announced Motorola Moto G Power is another budget category smartphone that offers a massive battery and triple rear cameras with macro support. There are no drastic differences between the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power except for the battery, cameras, and a stylus pen. While the SD665 chipset offers good multitasking, the big honking battery can last more than a day on a single charge very easily. Most importantly, under the 10K price tag, it’s a stunning device with a nice look and feels.
The Moto G Power comes with a 6.4-inches IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080×2300 pixels that has a pixel density of 399 PPI and more than 83% screen-to-body ratio. It runs on Android 10 and powered by Snapdragon 665 processor along with Adreno 610 GPU. The handset packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage with a dedicated microSD card slot.
It packs a triple rear camera setup of 16MP (wide, f/1.7) + an 8MP (ultrawide, f/2.2) + 2MP (macro, f/2.2) lens with an LED flash, PDAF, HDR, Panorama, etc. It supports [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected] video recording with gyro-EIS. While the front packs a 16MP (wide, f/2.0) selfie shooter with HDR mode. It features [email protected]/120fps video recording.
The handset sports a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, FM Radio, USB 2.0 Type-C port. It packs a giant 5,000mAh battery with 10W charging. The device features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, an accelerometer, gyro, an ambient light, proximity sensor.
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 G Power
Motorola has not said any word regarding the Android 11 update for any of the devices let along the Moto G Power. 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 G Power users only the next year after the stable Android 11 update comes out for the masses.
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.