Users of the Motorola Moto G6 Plus can now get started with Android 9.0 (Pie). Lenovo has started to roll out the latest version of the mobile operating system in the United States.
Motorola Moto G6 Plus gets Android Pie Update
Several readers let Android Plan know that the Android 9.0 (Pie) update for the Motorola Moto G6 Plus is available in the United States. The update gradually rolls out over-the-air to all users. The update is currently only available for the Moto G6 Plus: users of the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play still have to wait. It is unclear when the manufacturer releases an Android Pie update for these phones.
In addition to all improvements to Android 9.0, the update also includes the December 2018 security update. Because the Moto G6 Plus is part of the Android Enterprise Recommended program, the smartphone will be provided for up to three years after the release of security patches. In this case, this means that the G6 Plus will be supported until May 2021. Larger Android updates are probably no longer released: Motorola has announced that devices in the Moto G-series only get one big Android upgrade.
This is new in Android Pie
Android Pie introduces, among other things, improved, richer notifications. You can also replace the traditional navigation buttons at the bottom with new gesture control. Then you swipe up, for example, to go to your home screen, instead of pressing the home button. Google also relies on artificial intelligence, among other things to improve battery life. AI is also used in ‘Adaptive Brightness’, which automatically adjusts the brightness to your preferences.
The Android Pie update comes relatively quickly for the Moto G6 Plus. His predecessor, the Moto G5 Plus, did not get its first big update to a new Android version in November 2018, in this case, Android 8.1 (Oreo). And that while that version of the operating system was already released in August 2017. Motorola is therefore relatively early this time. As mentioned, there is also an Android Pie update for the regular G6 and G6 Play in the making. The cheaper Moto E5and E5 Plus, which were released around the same period as the Moto G6 series, unfortunately, remain stuck on Android Oreo.