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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.
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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.


Motorola Moto G5, G5 Plus, and G5s Plus are getting October 2018 Security Patches

Motorola is now rolling out a wave of October 2018 Security Patches onto its 5th Gen Moto G devices. We are now seeing October 2018 Security Patch Software update for the Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, and the Moto G5s Plus.

If you own any of the above device you should have received the over-the-air update notification for October 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for these devices brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements.

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.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding September 2018 update for Moto devices. Kindly let us know if we missed anything! Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Motorola One Power is now getting September 2018 Security Update

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

If you own a Motorola One Power you should have received the over-the-air update notification for September 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the One Power brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements.

Note that the One Power still runs Android 8.1 Oreo. Motorola has already announced that the Motorola One Power will be getting Android 9.0 Pie.

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 FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Screenshots ( Selva Raj )


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 G6 Play is now getting October 2018 Security Update

Image Credits: Óscar Gutiérrez
The Motorola Moto G6 Play is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto G6 Play you should have received the over-the-air update notification for October 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto G6 Play brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements.

Note that the Moto G6 Play still runs Android 8.0 Oreo. Motorola has already announced that the Moto G6 Play will be getting Android 9.0 Pie.

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, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Image Credits: Óscar Gutiérrez  | Source: Reddit

Motorola One Power Android 9.0 Pie Beta - Screenshots

Motorola One Power Android 9.0 Pie Beta - Screenshots
Motorola is now all set to launch Android 9.0 Pie Public Beta program for the Motorola One Power.

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.

Motorola has already started Internal testing (Closed Beta) for this update in China. Below are some screenshots for the same. The User Interface looks very similar to what we can find in the Pixel Smartphones, we also have the Swipe Gestures.



That said Motorola is all set to roll out public beta Official Android 9.0 Pie to the Motorola One Power starting October, Other Motorola phones might follow the same soon. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Thanks 范凯祥

Motorola One Power Android 9.0 Pie Beta is coming this October

Motorola India just announced the Android One powered Motorola One Power with 6.2-inch FHD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch. It runs Snapdragon 636 and holds 64GB of expandable storage. There's a huge 5,000 mAh battery inside.

According to the latest reports from Beebom, the One Power will be getting its Android Pie Beta this October. The stable update has been scheduled to roll out by the end of the year, One Power users will be able to try out a developer preview starting next month.

Motorola is expected to start the Soak Test (Beta) Registrations for Motorola One users by mid-October.

Sneak peek of Android Pie running on the Motorola One Power reveals similar User Interface like the Pixel and Pixel 2 XL, thanks to Android One.

Motorola India is announcing the Motorola One Power on September 24

Motorola India confirmed via Teaser that they are indeed going to announce new 2018 Motorola Smartphone on September 24. Motorola will be announcing the Android One Powered Motorola One Power at the event.

In terms of specifications, the Motorola One Power features 6.2-inch FHD+ display with 19:9 aspect ratio and a notch. It runs Snapdragon 636 and holds 64GB of expandable storage. There's a huge 5,000 mAh battery inside.

Will you be buying the Motorola One Power? Let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus Launch in 2019, No G7 Play!

Earlier this month, we saw the hands on images of the Motorola Moto G7 intends to feature a Waterdrop Display. Now, a new report from MySmartPrice, states that Motorola will unveil the new Moto G Smartphones in 2019.

According to them, the Moto G7 series will include the Moto G7 (Standard) and the Moto G7 Plus. There won't be any Moto G7 Play. This year's Moto G6 Play and Moto E5 Plus were nearly identical, maybe that's why Motorola plans to skip the G7 Play in favor of the E6 Plus.


As seen in the earlier leaks, the Moto G7 will have almost zero sized bezels on either sides. Also, the phone would feature a Waterdrop Notch which can be found in Oppo F9 Pro. Coming to the rear, it would have the dual lens camera setup, fingerprint sensor with Motorola batwing logo. Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.


[Update: It's LIVE] Motorola to begin rolling out Android Oreo Update to Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5 Plus in a few days

Update: Motorola has started rolling out Oreo for the Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5s Plus.

Motorola Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5 Plus owners can expect to see the Android 8.1 Oreo begin its official rollout for their devices in a few days.

Motorola is sending out notifications regarding the availability of Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5 Plus users living in Brazil. If you own a G5s Plus or G5 Plus you should have received the notification with an image revealing Motorola's plan.


We've seen the update coming through both the G5 Plus in Brazil (RETBR). Android 8.1 Oreo update includes new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and other Oreo goodies.

Keep checking the Software update section, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update when available. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

This Concept of Moto G7 With Waterdrop Display is Stunning

Early 2018, Motorola announced the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 Plus. All these Smartphones received praise from critics and consumers alike for its build quality, software, and camera performance.

Next year's Moto G7 will be one of the most anticipated phone of 2019. A new concept of the Moto G7 based on leaks has posted online by YouTuber Waqar Khan and it looks absolutely stunning.

As you can see in the above renders, the Moto G7 will have almost zero sized bezels on either sides. Also, the phone in the images has Waterdrop Notch which mimicks the previous leak. Coming to the rear, it is having the dual lens camera setup, fingerprint sensor with Motorola batwing logo. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.


Assuming this is the final design, are you buying the Moto G7?



Motorola Moto Phones September 2018 Security Patch Release Notes

Motorola Moto Phones September 2018 Security Patch Release Notes
Motorola seems to be gearing up to unleash a wave of September 2018 Security Patches onto its Moto devices. We are now seeing September 2018 Security Patch release notes for the Moto G5, Moto X4, Moto E4, and Moto Z2 Force. We have yet too find info for the Moto G4 series, though it seems they have reached their EOL, atleast for the Security Patches.

Below, we have the Full list of Motorola Moto Smartphones along with their September 2018 Security Patch Official link.


Moto Z2 Force - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto Z2 Force Edition - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto X4 - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto G5 - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto E4 Plus - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto E4 - September 2018 Security Patch

September 2018 Security Patch for other Motorola devices?

We haven't seen any sign of the September Patch for any other Motorola device apart from the one mentioned above.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding September 2018 update for Moto devices. Kindly let us know if we missed anything! Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Motorola Sending Soak Test Invites for Moto G4 Plus, Could Potentially be Android 8.1 Oreo

Motorola Sending Soak Test Invites for Moto G4 Plus, Could Potentially be Android 8.1 Oreo
With Motorola starting that the Moto G4 Plus is in the list of Smartphones getting Official Oreo, it appears that they're ready to start testing the same. Soak test invites are rolling out to members of the Motorola Feedback Forum who own Moto G4 Plus devices, so this could be it.

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.


Assuming the test rolls out smoothly, those of us not in the test could see the update within a week or two. Once Motorola announces an official rollout of the update for all, we shall let you know. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.



Moto G5s Plus Finally Receiving Its Oreo Update in Brazil

Moto G5s Plus Finally Receiving Its Oreo Update in Brazil
The Motorola Moto G5s Plus is now receiving its Official Oreo update. We've seen the update coming through Moto G5s Plus in Brazil (RETBR). It weighs around 1203.6MB and features August 1, 2018 Security patch.

Android 8.1 Oreo update includes new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and other Oreo goodies.

The stable build is rolling out as OPS28.65-36 for the Moto G5s Plus. 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.

Got the latest update? Let us know in comments!

Screenshots

[UPDATED] OFFICIAL: List Of Motorola Phones Getting Android 9.0 Pie

OFFICIAL: List Of Motorola Phones Getting Android 9.0 Pie
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. Motorola today announced the list of its devices that will officially get the update and this list includes the devices that have been released by the company in the recent times as well as it also includes some devices that have been a little older.


However, the Moto G5s Plus has not been included in this list by the company even though the Special Edition smartphone was released last year. Here is the full List of Motorola Moto Devices Getting Android 9.0 Pie Official Update

List of Moto Smartphones getting Official Android 9.0 Pie -
  • Motorola One Power
  • Motorola One
  • Moto Z3
  • Moto Z3 Play
  • Moto Z2 Force 
  • Moto Z2 Play 
  • Moto G6 Plus
  • Moto G6
  • Moto G6 Play
  • Moto X4
That's 10 Moto devices getting Pie! Expect the update to come before the end of the year to the current 2018 portfolio and for the other devices it will come later on.

Motorola One Official Specs and Images

Mega-Motorola One Leak before Official Announcement
Motorola One features a 5.99" of 2160 x 1080p Screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor, 12 + 2 MP Rear Dual Cameras, 4GB RAM, 64GB of Internal Storage which you can expand upto 256GB, 3000mAh Battery, Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, fingerprint reader, facial recognition, NFC technology, Bluetooth, Phew..

Motorola One (Black)


Motorola One (White)

Motorola Moto Z2 Play Grab August 2018 Security Patch

Motorola Moto Z2 Play Grab August 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 RETBR you should have received the over-the-air update notification for August 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. Motorola has already announced that the Moto Z2 Play will be getting Android 9.0 Pie.


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, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.



5th Soak Test for Moto G5s Plus Now Taking Place, Official Oreo expected September 2nd week

5th Soak Test for Moto G5s Plus Now Taking Place, Official Oreo expected September 2nd week
Still waiting for the Android Oreo update for your Moto G5 Series phone? All we know at this point is that, yes, Motorola is testing Oreo on Moto G5s Plus, Moto G5 Plus and their non-plus models. 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.

Now, Motorola is rolling out another update for the Moto G5s Plus running Android 8.1 Oreo Soak test. This latest software update features build no. of OPS28.65-36 for the G5s Plus. Note that this is the 5th Soak test Oreo 8.1 Update the G5s Plus is getting. The update brings Stability Improvements, Bug Fixes, and enhancements.

This is most likely the last Soak Test update for the G5s Plus, Motorola is expected to release the Official Android 8.1 Oreo for the G5s Plus starting 2nd week of September. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.
5th Soak Test for Moto G5s Plus Now Taking Place, Official Oreo expected September 2nd week

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