TechDroider: Moto-X4

Moto X4 Android 9.0 Pie Update is on Its Way

Motorola is planning to release the latest Android 9.0 Pie update to its Moto X4 Smartphones. Android 9.0 Pie update Release Notes for the Standard Moto X4 and Moto X4 Android One are now live.

With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Recents, Rotation suggestion, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness, Smart replies, App actions, Text selection, Redesigned Quick Setting tiles and Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Options, Brand new Settings, Privacy, Digital Wellbeings (Dashboard) and Winddown Mode.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding the rollout of Android Pie for the Moto X4. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Moto X4 Android 9.0 Pie Release Notes -

INTRODUCTION

Motorola is excited to announce a new software update for moto x4. This update brings important improvements to your phone.
For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mymotox.

NOTE: all information on your phone will be saved. You cannot downgrade to a previous software version after installing this update.

ENHANCEMENTS

Android™ 9.0 Pie improves your mobile experience from the new Intuitive Navigation and Recent App, an improved Do Not Disturb mode and a colourful settings menu, to anticipated longer battery life and revamped split screen. Android Pie also brings a redesigned Quick Settings, simplified volume controls, an easier way to manage notifications and more.

After installing the software update you may notice changes that include*:

Usability

Adaptive battery:
 go longer with a single charge. It prioritises battery power on the apps
you use the most and applies restrictions on the ones you use the least. Battery saver can now be activated from 70% or below.

Adaptive brightness: fewer manual adjustments to perform better. Machine learning takes
notes of your habits and automatically adjusts to your activities.

Quick settings improvements: no shortcuts anymore (toggles are no longer expandable,
but press and hold a toggle goes to the setting detail). The icons have been redesigned with a rounded concept and circular background.

Rotation key: Android Pie presents a temporary rotation even with the auto-rotate disabled. A rotation button is displayed whenever it detects that your phone has changed
orientation.

Dual SIM settings: by pressing the SIM Card toggle in the Quick settings, a full screen
activity is shown to select preferred SIM and manage data usage.

Redesigned Settings app: colourful icons for each selection with a circular background. It also warns if the phone is muted or in Do not disturb mode. Order, name and placement of the settings options have not changed.

Better screenshots: another handy Android 9.0 feature is the addition of the virtual screenshot button/shortcut to the power menu (the old power and volume down method (still works). You can also edit your screenshots immediately after taking them and a delete option is also available.

Improved audio controls: the volume slider is now vertical and close to the volume buttons. Users can switch between ring, mute and vibrate-only mode. Plus, media controls are now the default volume adjusted, and Do not disturb cannot be turned on/off via the volume keys anymore. Bluetooth device volumes are also accessed whenever connected. As usual, 'Volume Up + Power' changes the ring mode to vibrate.

Zoom in text:
you can finally manage the annoying mistakes of selecting incorrect text. Now, when you press and hold a phrase or text, it will automatically magnify at the pointer.It also helps you read small text and select words precisely.

New and updated emoji: 157 new emojis, as well as a gender-neutral concept.

Settings icon while on PIP mode:
tapping the new settings icon brings you to the app's PiP settings, where you can enable or disable the feature. 

Other UI changes: time is now on the left side and the search bar is now rounded. There is a new task manager/recents list that now shows a horizontal list instead of a vertical one and includes the split screen capabilities by pressing the app icon above the thumbnail. Dragging the split screen border will select the app you want in full screen
Notifications

Notification UI changes:
 notifications now have rounded corners. It also supports inline images/stickers and distinguishes single/group conversations.

Dismissing notifications: Android Pie will now suggest a couple of actions to you for the type of notifications you usually dismiss. It will offer to turn off frequently dismissed notifications by asking you if you would like to stop seeing these notifications or keep showing them.

Notification bar: maximum of 4 visible notifications in the status bar before the list is truncated with a dot to indicate more unseen icons.

Manage notifications: a shortcut at the bottom of the cards in the notification shade that allows you to see a user-facing list of recent notification activity. If it's something annoying, you can flip the toggle right there to disable unwanted notifications in the future.

Performance

Performance improvements:
applications will launch faster and use less memory, gaining performance and efficiency improvements.

Power efficiency: refinements to Doze, App Standby and Background Limits to improve battery life.

Background App privacy: the system restricts access to the phone's microphone, camera and other sensors (other than GPS). A persistent notification is shown if an app needs access while in the background.

Bluetooth enhancements: simultaneous connection of up to 5 Bluetooth audio devices. However, there is no option for simultaneous playback: users need to choose the device to be used. Android 9.0 also remembers the last volume level for paired devices.

Wi-Fi optimisation: Wi-Fi hotspot goes OFF in case of no connection. It disables automatically, preventing others nearby from connecting to your network. Stability improvements: includes changes that fix bugs and improve the stability of your phone.

Security

Security enhancements:
an alert tone will be heard when a call is being recorded to all parties. The pattern unlock also hides the swipe trail, instead of simply leaving the trail visible until the phone has fully unlocked. Better for security.

Data encryption: Android Pie will now perform client-side data encryption and/or decryption on the user's phone: authentication is required (password, PIN, pattern), plus Google backs up all information to the cloud and hacker attacks become much more difficult.

DNS over TLS support: it creates a secure connection to the DNS server before DNS queries and responses happen. For example, someone monitoring the connection will have a harder time seeing what you're doing. HTTPs by default: all applications built for Android Pie onwards will send and receive data via HTTPS by default, ensuring your data is better protected as you communicate with the app's servers, especially public Wi-Fi.


Moto X4 to get Android Pie Soon, Closed Beta Test Is Ongoing

Moto X4 to get Android Pie Soon, Closed Beta Test Is Ongoing
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Recently Motorola confirmed that they will be updating a total of 10 Motorola Android Smartphones to Android 9.0 Pie.

Now, Motorola has Internally started testing the Android 9.0 Pie Beta update on the Moto X4. Weibo user Bonata shared some Screenshots of his Motorola Moto X4 running Official Android 9.0 Pie Internal Beta version.

Moto X4 being an Android One device is expected to get the Android Pie way earlier than other Motorola Smartphones.


Screenshots
With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Swipe Gesture navigation, Rotation suggestion, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness, Smart replies, App actions, Text selection, Redesigned Quick Setting tiles and Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Options, Brand new Settings, Privacy, Digital Wellbeings (Dashboard) and Winddown Mode. It seems that Motorola has also added a Full Screenshot Feature.

That said Motorola is expected to roll public beta version of Android Pie for Moto X4 and Motorola One Power really soon, Other Motorola phones might follow the same soon. Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Source: Bonata



Moto X4 Picks Up June 2018 Security Patch in Brazil

Moto X4 Picks Up June 2018 Security Patch in Brazil
The Moto X4 Regular variant is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto X4 in Brazil you should have received the over-the-air update notification for June 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto X4 brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements. The new build number is OPWS27.2.3.

Note that the Moto X4 still runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.1, which is already available for a  few Moto X4 variants.


Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

/r/MotoX4

Moto X4 Android One Receiving May 2018 Security Update, Fixes Android Auto and USB transfer

Moto X4 Android One Receiving May 2018 Security Update, Fixes Android Auto and USB transfer
The Moto X4 Android One Edition is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto X4 (Android One) you should have received the over-the-air update notification for May 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto X4 brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements. The new build number is OPW28.2.

The update also Fixes Android Auto and USB transfer bug which was introduced along with Android 8.1 Oreo with April 2018 Security Patch.


Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Moto X4 Gets April 2018 Security Patch in India

Moto X4 Android One and Amazon Prime Picks Up February 2018 Security Patch
The Moto X4 Regular variant is now getting the April 2018 Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto X4 in India you should have received the over-the-air update notification for April 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto X4 brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements. The new build number is OPWS27.2.2.

Note that the Moto X4 still runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.1, which is already available for the Pixel and Nexus Smartphones.


Also Read: Android 8.0 on Moto X4: Moto Launcher gets Dark Theme Option

Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Screenshots QuickTech Mohit


Moto X4 Picks Up Android 8.1 Oreo in the US

The Moto X4 Android One is now getting Official Android 8.1 Oreo Software Update in the United States (RETUS). Android 8.1 Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android 8.0 Oreo, such as new dark and light themes which changes according to wallpaper, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings. Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto X4 also brings the latest April 1st 2018 Security Patch.

The Android 8.1 Oreo update for Android One Moto X4 comes with build no. OPW28.1 and weighs in at around 992.5MB. Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

There's no information when Motorola is going to push Android 8.1 Oreo to the Standard Moto X4(s). We'll let you know once it is available for other variants, Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Moto X4 Picks Up April 2018 Security Patch in Brazil

Moto X4 Android One and Amazon Prime Picks Up February 2018 Security Patch
The Moto X4 Regular variant is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto X4 in Brazil you should have received the over-the-air update notification for April 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto X4 brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements. The new build number is OPWS27.2.2.

Note that the Moto X4 still runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.1, which is already available for the Pixel and Nexus Smartphones.


Also Read: Android 8.0 on Moto X4: Moto Launcher gets Dark Theme Option

Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Screenshots Reddit (u/pertilee


Motorola Posts Android 8.1 Release Notes for the Moto X4

Motorola Posts Android 8.1 Release Notes for the Moto X4
It seems that Motorola is gearing up to launch Android 8.1 Oreo Software Update for the Moto X4 as the Relese Notes of the 8.1 Oreo for the X4 are now live.

Android 8.1 Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android 8.0 Oreo, such as new dark and light themes which changes according to wallpaper, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings. Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto X4 would also brings the latest March 1st 2018 Security Patch.

So, the company is most likely to start Android 8.1 Oreo official rollout for the Moto X4 by the end of this month or early April. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Moto X4 - Android™ 8.1 Oreo™ Release Note

INTRODUCTION

We are excited to announce a new software update for moto x4 by Motorola. This update brings Android™ 8.1 Oreo™ to your phone along with other improvements.

For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mymotox.

NOTE: All information on your phone will be saved. You cannot downgrade to a previous software version after installing this update.

ENHANCEMENTS

This update introduces changes including the following:
  • Android™ 8.1 Oreo™ : Many enhancements including new Power menu UI, Bluetooth and notifications improvements.
  • Android security: Includes the updates of Android security patches until March 1st 2018.

Moto X4 Android One Edition Receiving Official Android 8.1 Oreo Update

Moto X4 Android One Edition Receiving Official Android 8.1 Oreo Update
The Moto X4 Android One is now getting Official Android 8.1 Oreo Software Update. Android 8.1 Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android 8.0 Oreo, such as new dark and light themes which changes according to wallpaper, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings. Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto X4 also brings the latest March 1st 2018 Security Patch.

The Android 8.1 Oreo update for Android One Moto X4 comes with build no. OPW28.46-3. Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

There's no information when Motorola is going to push Android 8.1 Oreo to the Standard Moto X4(s). We'll let you know once it is available for other variants, Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News. 

Moto X4 March 2018 Security Patch Update Info

It seems that Motorola is gearing up to launch March 2018 Security Patches for the Moto X4.

The March security update release notes are already live for the Moto X4. Motorola mentions that the update only includes Android security patches through March 1st, 2018.

So, the company is most likely to start March 2018 update official rollout for the Moto X4 by the end of this month. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Moto X4 March Security Patch Release Info

We haven't seen any sign of the March Security Patch update for the Moto X4.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding March Security Patch update for the Moto X4. Kindly let us know if we missed anything!


March Security Patch Release Notes for the Moto X4

INTRODUCTION

Motorola is excited to announce a new software update for moto x4 by Motorola. This update brings important security improvements to your phone.

For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mymotox.

NOTE: All information on your phone will be saved. You cannot downgrade to a previous software version after installing this update.

ENHANCEMENTS

This update introduces changes including the following:
Android security: includes the updates of Android security patches through March 1st 2018.

Moto X4 Android One and Amazon Prime Picks Up February 2018 Security Patch

Moto X4 Android One and Amazon Prime Picks Up February 2018 Security Patch
The Moto X4 on Android One and Amazon Prime are now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto X4 Android One or Amazon Prime Edition you should have received the over-the-air update notification for February 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto X4 brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements. The new build number is OPWS27.1.2 for both Android One and Amazon Prime.

Note that the Moto X4 still runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.1, which is already available for the Pixel and Nexus Smartphones.

Also Read: Android 8.0 on Moto X4: Moto Launcher gets Dark Theme Option

Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Screenshots Reddit (u/xyashirox) and (David Zera) | Android One (Left), Amazon Prime (Right)

Moto X4 Android One and Amazon Prime Picks Up February 2018 Security Patch Moto X4 Android One and Amazon Prime Picks Up February 2018 Security Patch

Android 8.0 on Moto X4: Moto Launcher gets Dark Theme Option

Here are the Full Moto X4 and Z2 Force Oreo Update Release Notes
Motorola's Moto X4 and Moto Z2 Force are two of their best phones of 2017. Recently Motorola started pushing Android 8.0 Oreo update to both of them. The update has already started rolling out in India, Brazil, US, and other countries. The update is a big one, though, and there are tons of new features.

Because this is Oreo and also Motorola's lightly touched version of Android, it appears that we’re getting the full Android 8.0 experience here. From Picture-in-Picture Mode, to Notificiation Dots from Google Pixel, there is a lot to take in. Additionally, Motorola has added several new features and enhacement from their side.

Recently a Moto X4 user on Reddit (u/wkrick) found that the new Moto Launcher now has a "Dark Theme" option which can be enabled from the Launcher settings. The Dark Theme mode on Moto Launcher basically turns the white background to dark.

As you can see in the below Image, after enabling the Dark Theme, folder background and app drawer turns dark. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

January 2018 Security update is now live for Moto X4 Android One owners

The Moto X4 Android One is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto X4 Android One you should have received the over-the-air update notification for January 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto X4 brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements. The new build number is OPWS27.1.1. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.
January 2018 Security update is now live for Moto X4 Android One owners

Moto X4 - Maintenance Release Notes

INTRODUCTION

Motorola is excited to announce a new software update for moto x4 by Motorola. This update brings important security improvements to your phone.

For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mymotox.

NOTE: All information on your phone will be saved. You cannot downgrade to a previous software version after installing this update.

ENHANCEMENTS

This update introduces changes including the following:
Android security: Includes the updates of Android security patches through January 1st, 2018.

January 2018 Security update is now live for Moto X4 Android One owners

r/MotoX4 (onemanwufpack)

Here are the Full Moto X4 and Z2 Force Oreo Update Release Notes

Here are the Full Moto X4 and Z2 Force Oreo Update Release Notes
Motorola's Moto X4 and Moto Z2 Force are two of their best phones of 2017. Recently Motorola started pushing Android 8.0 Oreo update to both of them. The update has already started rolling out in India, Brazil, US, and other countries. The update is a big one, though, and we have the full changelog for you below.

Because this is Oreo and also Motorola's lightly touched version of Android, it appears that we’re getting the full Android 8.0 experience here. From Picture-in-Picture Mode, to Notificiation Dots from Google Pixel, there is a lot to take in. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

What's new in Android 8.x (Oreo)? - Moto X4 & Moto Z2 Force


Android 8 brings new simplicity and style featuring:

Better Organized Settings: Find what you need easier in better categorized menus. You can still use the magnifying glass to search at the top.

Better Controls in Quick Settings: Touch the text below the icon to open common settings. Touch and hold the icon to open all the settings for that feature.

Picture-in-Picture Mode:

Android 8 introduces picture-in-picture mode. This allows users to watch a video or navigate in a smaller screen while also browsing Facebook, checking Snaps, or reading emails. The possibilities are endless!

To use picture-in-picture
  1. When you’re playing a video or navigating with Maps, touch the home button. The video (or navigation) shrinks.
  2. You can drag the video (or navigation) anywhere on the screen.
  3. To return it to full size, touch it twice.
  4. To close it, drag it to the bottom of the screen. Or, touch it, then touch X .
To see which installed apps support Picture-in-picture
  1. Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Advanced
  2. Touch Special app access > Picture-in-picture.
  3. Touch an app to change its permissions.

Notification Dots: A small, blue dot over an app icon indicates you have an unread notification for that app. Touch and hold the app to preview the notification.

Snooze Notifications: Swipe right slowly, and touch the clock , then select a duration to snooze notifications.

Android 8 offers improved storage management options:

Manage Phone Storage

Free up space by scanning for unused and old items like downloads and apps
  1. Go to settings > storage
  2. Touch FREE UP SPACE
  3. Uncheck any items you don't want to delete.
  4. Touch Free up XXX
  5. Touch Remove

Schedule Automatic Removal of photos and videos:


If you automatically back up your photos and videos turn on storage manager to remove copies from your phone's internal storage every 30, 60, or 90 days.
  1. Touch settings > storage
  2. Touch Storage Manager
  3. Toggle it ON, touch OK
  4. Touch "Remove Photos and videos over xx days old" to select an interval.

Note: If you store photos or videos on your SD card, this does not delete them.

Android 8 offers increased security measures

  • Play Store protection: Google Play Protect scans your apps to keep them secure and free of malware and viruses.
  • Installing apps from sources other than Play Store: The Unknown sources setting has been removed from Security settings. Now each time you choose to install an app from an unknown source, you are required to grant the “Install unknown apps” permission. You can easily see which apps you granted this permission and can revoke it at any time.
Via: Motorola | 2

February Security Update Release Notes are live for the Moto X4

February Security Update Release Notes are live for the Moto X4
Motorola hasn't rolled out the January 2018 update for any of its devices so far even though it has been a few weeks since the company released the January Security release notes for its devices.

The February security update release notes are already live for the Moto X4. Motorola mentions that the update only includes Android security patches through February 1st, 2018.

So, the company is most likely to start February 2018 update official rollout for the Moto X4 by the end of next month. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

INTRODUCTION

Motorola is excited to announce a new software update for moto x4 by Motorola. This update brings important security improvements to your phone.

For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mymotox.

NOTE: All information on your phone will be saved. You cannot downgrade to a previous software version after installing this update.

ENHANCEMENTS


This update introduces changes including the following:
  • Android security: Includes the updates of Android security patches through February 1st, 2018.
February Security Update Release Notes are live for the Moto X4

Moto X4 dbrand Skins Available for Purchase

Moto X4 dbrand Skins Available for Purchase
Customized smartphone skin manufacturer dbrand has released collections of skins for the Motorola Moto X4. The skins are priced affordably and will set consumers back by $9.95.

The skins are available in various materialistic finishes that include dragon, carbon fiber, leather, wooden, metallic, matte, and also stone skins. You can cover the back and camera of the Moto X4 using these skins.

dbrand Link

[Download] Get Pixel 2 Portrait Mode on Moto X4

[Download] Get Pixel 2 Portrait Mode on Moto X4
Grab Pixel 2's Google Camera Mod with Potrait Mode for the Motorola Moto X4!!!

There's no denying that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL comes with one of the best Smartphone Camera Sensor. But what makes the Pixel 2 Camera excel at taking photos is the Google Camera Application.

The latest Pixel 2 Camera app features Motion Photo, Face Retouching, Portrait Mode and other cool stuffs. The Good News is that you can now install Pixel 2's Camera application (Modded Version) and use the portrait mode feature on your Motorola Moto X4.


Portrait Mode creates the depth of field look. It basically identifies the face and blurs the background which actually looks professional.

The APK weighs in at around 36.8MB and can be downloaded from the below link. Note that Pixel 2's portrait can create the depth of field look around almost any object. It only works when camera app identifies a human face. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download: Portrait Mode for Moto X4

Motorola Begins Android Oreo Rollout to Moto X4 in Philippines

If you own a Moto X4 in Philippines you should have received the over-the-air update notification for Android Oreo update.

Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Motorola has also added several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto X4 also brings the latest December 1st 2017 Security Patch.


The Oreo update for the Moto X4 weighs in at around 1138.6MB and comes with build no. OPW27.2. The update is already rolling out to the users of Moto X4 in phases. If you did not receive the update wait for few days or try checking for it manually by heading over to system updates section in the Settings app. Make sure you've at least 50 percent juice left on your phone before updating it.

Motorola with Google has already updated the Android One Edition of the Moto X4 to Android 8.0 Oreo.

Via: Reddit

Motorola Posts January 2018 Security Patch Release Notes for the Moto X4, Update Coming Soon

Motorola Posts January 2018 Security Patch Release Notes for the Moto X4, Update Coming Soon
Motorola seems to be gearing up to unleash a wave of January Security updates onto its devices. We first saw January 2018 release notes show up for the Moto G5s Plus, Moto G5 Plus, and Moto Z2 Force, but we are now seeing it for the Moto X4.

According to Google, January Security Patch brings along 40 different patches with some ranging from a “Moderate” severity all the way to “High” severity including Meltdown and Spectre flaws.


So, the company is most likely to start January 2018 update official rollout for the Moto X4 by the end of this month. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Also Read: Moto Z Soak Test of Android 8.0 Oreo Starts

Moto X4 - Maintenance Release Notes

INTRODUCTION

Motorola is excited to announce a new software update for moto x4 by Motorola. This update brings important security improvements to your phone.

For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mymotox.

NOTE: All information on your phone will be saved. You cannot downgrade to a previous software version after installing this update.

ENHANCEMENTS

This update introduces changes including the following:
Android security: Includes the updates of Android security patches through January 1st, 2018.

Moto X4 Official Android 8.0 Firmware: How to Download and Install

Just a few weeks back Motorola started pushing Android 8.0 Oreo to the Standard and Android One Moto X4.

Oreo for Moto X4 brings over the latest features such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, New Emojis, Rootless Andromeda support, and Night Mode. However, you won't notice any major UI changes.

Motorola has also added several new features to the latest software update including new Moto Application, Camera UI, Motorola Suggestions, Google Pixel Dialer + Calling Screen, the update also brings the latest December 1st 2017 Security Patch.


Also Read: Moto X4 Android Oreo Screenshots!!!

If you did not receive the update wait for few days or install it manually via downloading and flashing the Official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware for the Moto X4.

Note: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of flashing firmware and unlocking bootloader. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. TechDroider cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence, users are advised to proceed with caution.

Before Proceeding, Note -
  • You'll need Moto X4 with Unlocked Bootloader
  • Don't flash other variant firmware
  • It will wipe all your data 
  • It will Bring your Phone to Stock new condition.
  • Firmware is only for Moto X4 (Payton) (Standard Global Variant)
  • Firmware Build no. is OPW27.57-40
How to Install Stock Firmware on Moto X4 -


Step 1. First Download the Drivers, Fastboot and Moto X4 firmware images from below.

Step 2. Install the drivers. Extract the firmware into the Fastboot folder.

Step 3. Boot the Moto X4 into Fastboot mode by pressing both the volume buttons and power button at the same time.

Step 4. Connect your Moto X4 to your Desktop via Original USB cable.

Step 5. Open cmd in Fastboot folder (By pressing shift key and right mouse click.)

Step 6. Paste this command-

mfastboot flash partition gpt.bin
mfastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
mfastboot reboot-bootloader
mfastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
mfastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
mfastboot erase modemst1
mfastboot erase modemst2
mfastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin
mfastboot flash dsp dspso.bin
mfastboot flash logo logo.bin
mfastboot flash boot boot.img
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.3
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.4
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.5
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.6
mfastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.7
mfastboot flash system_b system_other.img
mfastboot flash oem oem.img
mfastboot erase carrier
mfastboot erase userdata
mfastboot erase ddr

Downloads -


Moto X4 Android 8.0 Oreo Firmware - Download Here (XDA)

Motorola Drivers - Download Here

Minimal ADB and mFastboot - Download Here


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