TechDroider: Motorola

Moto G5s Plus users on Android 8.1 Oreo Soak test are now getting another Software update

Still waiting for the Android 8.1 Oreo update for your Moto Smartphone? All we know at this point is that, yes, Motorola is testing Oreo on few Moto G phones. The company isn’t providing a timetable like it did earlier this year, though. That’s likely because it doesn’t want to give false hope and disappointment to their customers.

Back in June, Motorola started rolling out Soak test of Android 8.1 Oreo for the Moto G5s Plus with June 1, 2018 Android security patch, Stability improvements and other interesting features along with Android 8.1 Oreo goodies.

Then again, there's another update for the Moto G5s Plus users running Android 8.1 Oreo Soak test. This latest software update features build no. of OPS28.65-7. Note the Highlights says it is Android 8.0, but it still is 8.1 Oreo.


The update brings Stability Improvements, Bug Fixes, and Camera enhancements. No, you won't get new Moto Actions with this update.

The company is most likely to start Android 8.0 Oreo official rollout for the Moto G5s Plus by the end of this month or early August. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

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Thanks Vivek


Moto Z Play gets June 2018 Security Update in India

The Motorola Moto Z Play is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto Z Play RETIN in India, you should have received the over-the-air update notification for June 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto Z Play brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements.

The build number has been updated to OPNS27.76-12-22-3 and the Software weighs in at around 88.6MB.

Note that the Moto Z Play now runs Android 8.0 Oreo. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.1, which is the latest Android OS.

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. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

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June 2018 Security Update goes live for the Moto G6 Plus

The recently announced Moto G6 Plus Smartphone is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto G6 Plus in Brazil with RETBR Software Channel you should have received the over-the-air update notification for June 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for both these phones brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements.

Note that both the Moto G6 Plus runs Android 8.0 Oreo. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.1.


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. We will let you know once the update is live for other countries. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Moto G4 Play Updated With June Security Patch in Brazil

Moto G4 Play Updated With June Security Patch
The Moto G4 Play 2016 is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto G4 Play RETBR you should have received the over-the-air update notification for June 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for both these phones brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements.

Note that the Moto G4 Play runs 7.1.1 Nougat. This device won't get further major Android updates from Motorola.


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. We will let you know once the update is live for other countries. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Moto G4 Play Updated With June Security Patch Moto G4 Play Updated With June Security Patch



Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 4 Unofficially available for Motorola Moto Z

Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 4 Unofficially available for Motorola Moto Z
Just a few days back, Google released 4th Developer Preview of Android 9.0 P (Beta 3) for Google Pixel and Pixel 2 Smartphones. According to Google's release schedule, this is the candidate build which includes the final APIs and near-final system images for development and testing.

Now, XDA Developer Erfanoabdi has ported the DP4 Android P to the Motorola Moto Z. He says that "Almost Everything" works in this Firmware including Boots, RIL (Calls, SMS, Data), Fingerprint, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Camera, Camcorder, Video Playback, Audio, Sensors, Flash, LED, and GPS, the only bugs includes VoLTE and Flashlight.


You'll need an Unlocked Bootloader with TWRP recovery installed on your Motorola Moto Z. Rest of the process includes Downloading and Flashing Google Apps and Android P DP4.

Android P Developer Preview 4 is the most stable version available right now. This release is version PPP4.180612.004. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

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Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5 Plus Picks Up June 2018 Security Patch

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5s Plus are now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto G5 Plus or Moto G5s Plus RETIN you should have received the over-the-air update notification for June 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for both these phones brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements.

Note that both the Moto G5 Plus or Moto G5s Plus runs Android 7.0/7.1.1 Nougat. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.1, which is in the beta for both these devices.

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. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Moto Z3 Play gets Android 9.0 P Closed Beta


Back at Google IO, Google released new Android P Build (Developer Preview 2) with exciting new features, and also announced a huge expansion of its Android Beta program. Google made the new firmware available for non-Google devices including Smartphones from brands like OnePlus, Xiaomi, Nokia, Essential, Sony, Vivo, and Oppo Smartphones.

Now it seems that Google is testing the same for the recently announced Motorola Moto Z3 Play. A Moto Z3 Play user reportedly received Closed Beta of Android 9.0 P DP3. It seems that Google is all set to include the Moto Z3 Play to the list of non-Pixel devices with Android P Beta.

Android 9.0 P comes with major improvements and user interface changes over Android 8.1 Oreo. With the latest Android Beta you get new Swipe Gestures, Settings, Quick Setting tiles, Volume options, and more.

There's no exact date on when Motorola is going to roll Android 9.0 P Beta to the Z3 Play. Also it is unclear if Motorola and Google have any plans to bring the Android P beta to other Motorola devices. We will let you know once the firmware is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Screenshots ( Source: Weibo Bonata)



Update: According to the information we've received, Motorola is testing this Android 9.0 P Beta build in China. The company is planning to roll it out really soon for the International Moto Z3 Play. We'll keep updating this post as soon as we receive more information.


Motorola Moto Phones Software Channel Info

Motorola Moto Phones Software Channel Info
Motorola Smartphones are available in different countries with different Software Channels. One can get confused between different Software Channels while flashing the Official Firmware or while reading for the Software Update News.

Here's the sorted list of Motorola's Software Channel with specific Countries.

ATTMX = AT&T Mexico
BELLCA = Bell Canada
MOVLA = Movistar Latin America
MSTLA = Movistar Latin America
MSTCL = Movistar Colombia
ORANGE = Orange (France?)
RETAPAC = Retail Asia Pacific region
RETASIA = Retail Asia
RETBR = Retail Brasil
RETEU = Retail Europe
RETCA = Retail Canada
RETIN = Retail India
RETLA = Retail Latin America
RETMX = Retail Mexico
RETUS = Retail USA
RGRCA = Rogers Canada
TIMBR = Tim Brasil
TKPCA = Telus Canada
VZW/VERIZON = Verizon Wireless USA

Enjoy!

Moto Z2 Play Picks Up June 2018 Security Patch

Moto Z2 Play Picks Up June 2018 Security Patch
The Motorola Moto Z2 Play is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto Z2 Play RETAPAC (Retail Asia Pacific Region) you should have received the over-the-air update notification for June 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto Z2 Play brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements.

Note that the Moto Z2 Play now runs Android 8.0 Oreo. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.1, which is the latest Android OS.

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. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
Moto Z2 Play Picks Up June 2018 Security Patch


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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.

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Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 Android 8.1 Oreo Update is on Its Way

Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 Android 8.1 Oreo Update is on Its Way
Motorola is planning to release the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update to its Moto G5 Smartphones. Android 8.1 Oreo update Release Notes for the Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 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 Setting. Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 would also feature the latest June 1st 2018 Security Patch, Stability improvements, and brand new Camera Application.


So, the company is most likely to start Android 8.1 Oreo official rollout for the Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 by July. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

After Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5, the company plans to update the Moto G4 Plus. It looks like Motorola is skipping Android 8.0 in favour of Android 8.1, which is impressive.


Moto G5 - Android 8.1 Oreo – Release notes



INTRODUCTION

Motorola is excited to announce a new software update for moto g5 by Motorola. This update brings important improvements to your phone.

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

NOTE: 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 multitasking features, more efficient notification controls and improved data saver, battery features, new power menu UI and Bluetooth improvements.
  • Android security: includes the updates of Android security patches through June 1st 2018.
  • Stability improvements: includes changes that fix bugs and improve the stability of your phone.
Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 Android 8.1 Oreo Update is on Its Way

Moto G5 Plus - Android 8.1 Oreo – Release notes

INTRODUCTION

Motorola is excited to announce a new software update for moto g5 plus by Motorola. This update brings important improvements to your phone.

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

NOTE: 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 multitasking features, more efficient notification controls and improved data saver, battery features, new power menu UI and Bluetooth improvements.
  • Android security: includes the updates of Android security patches through June 1st 2018.
  • Stability improvements: includes changes that fix bugs and improve the stability of your phone.
Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 Android 8.1 Oreo Update is on Its Way

Moto G5s Plus/ G5s Android 8.1 Oreo Beta [Screenshots]

Moto G5s Plus/ G5s Android 8.1 Oreo Beta [Screenshots]
Just a few weeks back, Motorola started recruitment for Android 8.1 Oreo beta testers for the Moto G5s Plus and today the company has started rolling out the update to the eligible users in Brazil and India. While this is only a beta program, it's still good to see that Motorola is working on bringing the latest version of Android for its users.

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 Setting. Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto G5s Plus also features the latest June 1st 2018 Security Patch, Stability improvements, and slide three fingers for screenshot Moto Action.

While the company has not revealed date of the official rollout of Android Oreo, it is believed that Motorola might release the official update by July. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Below are some screenshots of the Android 8.1 Oreo Beta for Moto G5s Plus







Via: Fabio Santos

Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5s now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Soak Test

As predicted the Moto G5s Plus and the Moto G5s are now receiving it's Official Android 8.1 Oreo Soak Test.

Just a few days back Motorola released Android 8.1 Oreo with June 2018 Security Patch Release Notes for the Moto G5s Plus. Now, the company has started rolling out the latest update to its soak test users in Brazil and few other countries.

You can also call it Beta test for selected users, you need to enroll to Motorola Feedback Network MFN in order to receive the first software updates.

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 Setting. Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5s also features the latest June 1st 2018 Security Patch, Stability improvements, and slide three fingers for screenshot Moto Action.


Moto G5s Plus (Sanders) gets it as OPP28.60 while the Moto G5s (Montana) receives it as build OPS28.49-2.

Moto G5s Plus/ G5s Android 8.1 Oreo Beta [Screenshots]

Once the Soak Test is over, you can expect the public roll out for the same. We will let you know once the update is live for general users. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

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After Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5s, the company plans to update Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5, and at last the Moto G4 Plus. It looks like Motorola is skipping Android 8.0 in favour of Android 8.1, which is impressive.

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.

Download: Moto Z3 Play Official Wallpaper

The recently announced Moto Z3 Play comes with a beautiful design and Max Vision 18:9 Display. If you need to get your hands on the Moto Z3 Play wallpaper, you can grab them straight from below. There's only a single exclusive wallpapers from Motorola's latest Smartphone.

Downloadable in 1600 x 1600, the wallpaper won’t only look good on your own smartphone, but will look great on your tablets, too.

To get it on your phone, you can simply save the image from below.

Moto G5s Plus Android 8.1 Oreo Release Imminent | Release Notes Live

Moto G5s Plus Android 8.1 Oreo Release Imminent | Release Notes Live
Motorola is planning to release the latest Android 8.1 Oreo update to its Moto G5s Plus Smartphone. Android 8.1 Oreo update Release Notes for the Moto G5s Plus 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 Setting. Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto G5s Plus would also feature the latest June 1st 2018 Security Patch, Stability improvements, and brand new Camera Application.

Also Read: Moto X4 Picks Up Android 8.1 Oreo in the US

So, the company is most likely to start Android 8.1 Oreo official rollout for the Moto G5s Plus by Mid June. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


After Moto G5s Plus, the company plans to update Moto G5s, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5, and at last the Moto G4 Plus. It looks like Motorola is skipping Android 8.0 in favour of Android 8.1, which is impressive.

Moto G5s Plus - Android™ 8.1 Oreo™ Release Notes
INTRODUCTION

We are excited to announce a new software update for moto g5s plus 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/mymotog.

NOTE: 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 multitasking features, more efficient notification controls, improved data saver and battery features, new power menu UI and Bluetooth improvements
  • Android security: includes the updates of Android security patches until June 1st of 2018
Moto G5s Plus Android 8.1 Oreo Release Imminent | Release Notes Live


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


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