Motorola One Macro Android 11 (Android R) Update Status: What We Know So Far?

Updated on December 5, 2020: Today Motorola rolled the November 2020 security patch for Motorola One Macro globally with build number PMDS29.70-85-3. The update is still based on Android 10, and no Android 11 update details yet. To get the firmware update, you can check our article: Motorola One Macro Stock Firmware

Motorola One Macro is the cheapest Moto One phone yet, with clean software and a unique macro camera for close-up shots. It features a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display, Mediatek MT6771 Helio P70 chipset, 4000 mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, and 64 GB storage. It runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. 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.

Want to try?

If you have a Google Pixel, then head over to our guide on how to install the Android 11 Developer Preview on Google Pixel. Well, the developer preview is for the app developers, so we warn you before upgrading. The update is not stable and may contain bugs, which will cause your device to go nuts.

In this article, we will give you a quick glance at all when the Motorola One Macro 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.

Motorola One Macro Android 11 (Android R) Update Status: What We Know So Far?

Quick Specs Review

Motorola One Macro was announced in October 2019, which sports a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. The device has an aspect ratio of 19:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 81.3 %.

The device is powered by an Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) with MediaTek Helio P70 (MT6771T) chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also supports an external memory card with up to 512 GB microSD. The device came out of the box with Android 9.0 Pie and backed by a 4000 mAh battery (Non-removable).


As far as the camera concerned, the device has a triple-camera setup with 13MP + 2MP + 2MP primary sensors and a selfie camera with an 8MP lens. Other connectivity option includes 4G-VoLTE, GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass. etc.

Android 11 – Overview

Android 11 is the eleventh iteration of Google’s own OS (Operating System). It was released on September 8, 2020, and rolled out to their Pixel phones on day one. Later, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme rolled the beta update for their flagship device on the same day.  Here is the feature list of Android 11:

  • 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 Motorola One Macro

Motorola One Macro 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 to Motorola One Macro 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 Motorola One Macro. 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 Motorola One Macro 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.

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