We have some news for those who own Moto G6, Moto G6 Play or Moto Z3 Play smartphones. Lenovo-owned Motorola has started rolling out the latest Android update for the three smartphones. According to media reports, Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto Z3 Play users in Brazil have started receiving the Android 9.0 Pie update.
The update will get a number of new features to the three smartphones including revamped notifications, Adaptive Battery, redesigned UI, improved screenshots and audio controls, enhancements in the handsets’ performance and improvements in optimization.
To recall, Android Pie update started rolling out on Moto Z3 and Moto G6 Play last month and now, more smartphones from Motorola‘s range have been getting the update. The report about Android Pie update coming to Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto Z3 Play first surfaced Brazilian media Techtudo.
Considering that the rollout has begun in Brazil, it is expected to soon start in India too. While Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play were launched in India last year, and Moto Z3 Play was not launched in India at all.
Users in Brazil have been getting the notification for the update. And if some of the users have not got the notification yet, they can go to Settings > System Updates. Here, the device will show a new pending update, and on pressing ‘Download and Install’, the smartphone will get upgraded to Android Pie.
We should mention that the rollout has started on the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto Z3 Play six months after Google unveiled its latest Android update. The delay goes to show that Motorola is still among the smartphone makers who aren’t offering an effective software update to its customers. OnePlus and Nokia, on the other hand, have truly changed their game as far as software updates go.
The report has not thrown any light on the changelog for Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto Z3 Play smartphones. So, it cannot be said if the update has got an updated security patch to the smartphones or not.
We should also mention that Motorola has only started rolling out the update to Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play after the launch of the devices’ successors – Moto G7 and Moto G7 Play.