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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!

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[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

Thanks Vivek!

Rumored Motorola One Power Specs Leak Out: 5000mAh Battery, 19:9 Screen

Rumored Motorola One Power Specs Leak Out: 5000mAh Battery, 19:9 Screen
Just a few weeks ago Motorola announced the China Exclusive Motorola P30 with Notched Display, now there are a few rumors floating around that Motorola will be announcing a whole new series "Motorola One".

An anonymous tipster came to 91mobiles with a few specs about the unannounced Motorola One Power. First off they said the screen would be 6.18-inches 19:9 FHD+ with a screen-to-body ratio of 81 percent. It is expected to feature Android 8.1 Oreo with Google's Android One Support.

Other Specs includes a Snapdragon 636 CPU, 3GB / 4GB RAM and 32GB / 64GB Storage, 5,000mAh with 15W fast charging via USB Type-C port.

As far as the Cameras are concerned, Motorola One Power seems to offer a dual rear sensor of 16MP with 1.12µm pixel size, paired by a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. Front includes a 12-megapixel camera with 1.25µm pixel size. There's fast face unlock too.

With One Power, Motorola targets Redmi Note 5 Pro, Zenfone Max Pro M1, and Nokia 6.1 Plus. Excited?


[Updated - 22/08/18] Motorola Seems to be Gearing Up for a Wave of August 2018 Security Patch, Here are the Release Notes

Motorola Seems to be Gearing Up for a Wave of August 2018 Security Patch, Here are the Release Notes
Motorola seems to be gearing up to unleash a wave of August 2018 Security Patches onto its Moto devices. We are now seeing August 2018 Security Patch release notes for the Moto E5 series, Moto G5, Moto G5s Plus, Moto G5s, Moto Z2 Play, Moto G6 Play, and Moto X4. 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 August 2018 Security Patch Official link.

[NEW] Moto Z Play Droid - August 2018 Release Notes

[NEW] Moto Z Play - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto G6 Play - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto X4 - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto E5 Play - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto E5 Plus - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto Z2 Play - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto G5 Plus - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto G5s Plus - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto G5s - August 2018 Release Notes

August 2018 Security Patch for other Motorola devices?

We haven't seen any sign of the August 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 August 2018 update for Moto devices. Kindly let us know if we missed anything! Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Android Pie (LineageOS 16) is Ready for Moto G 2015 (Moto G 3rd Gen)

Update Moto G 3rd Gen to Android 8.1 Oreo with LineageOS 15.1
Moto G 3rd Generation and Moto G Turbo Edition users are in for some great news as the industrious community of Android custom ROM developers have released the Android 9.0 Pie LineageOS 16 for the ageing handset. The ROM is now available for testing, thanks to XDA senior member Althafvly who has uploaded the ROM and build installation instructions.

Although this custom ROM is made available to the public, it is still under testing by the developers since Android 9.0 Pie is fresh off the Google labs.

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, and more...

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the LineageOS 16 ROM based on Android 9.0 Pie on Moto G 2015 (Osprey). You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Note: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting Android devices. 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.

Also Read: Motorola Moto Phones Android 9.0 Pie Update Info

How to Install Android 9.0 Pie LineageOS 16 ROM on Moto G3:

Step 1: Download LineageOS 16 Android 9.0 Pie custom ROM on to your Smartphone.

Step 2: Boot to TWRP Mode.

Step 3: Once entering the TWRP settings menu, clear phone's memory (full) by selecting 'Wipe' option. Once done, select 'Swipe to Factory Reset' perform factory reset.

Step 4: Return to TWRP settings and tap 'Install' by the selecting .Zip file in the phone's memory.

Step 5: Come back to TWRP menu setting to approve the installation by tapping 'Swipe to Confirm Flash'

Step 6: Flashing of the custom ROM begins and after few minutes, a message 'Successful' appears on the screen, thus completing installation.



Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5 Plus users on Android 8.1 Oreo Soak test are now getting another Software update with August Patch

Early June, Motorola started rolling out Soak test of Android 8.1 Oreo for the Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5 Plus with June 1, 2018 Android security patch, Stability improvements and other interesting features along with Android 8.1 Oreo goodies.

Now, Motorola is rolling out another update for both the Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5 Plus users running Android 8.1 Oreo Soak test. This latest software update features build no. of OPS28.65-29 for the G5s Plus and  OPS28.85-10 for the Moto G5 Plus. Note that this is the 4th Soak test Oreo 8.1 Update, the G5s Plus is getting and 3rd for the G5 Plus.

The update brings Stability Improvements, Bug Fixes, August 2018 Security Patch, and enhancements.

The company is most likely to start Android 8.1 Oreo official rollout for the Moto G5s Plus by the end of this month or early September. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.




Motorola P30 - Official Phone Specifications | Latest News

The Motorola P30 comes with Glass Back, Premium Design and a Notch. Motorola is targeting Budget Segment with this Snapdragon 636 Powered Smartphone. Here are the Full Specifications.

Motorola P30 Official Specification
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid OS 8.0 Oreo | ZenUI 4.0
Model No.-
ChipsetQualcomm Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
GPUAdreno 509
Dust/Water Resistance-
Body
DimensionsHeight: 155.5 mm Width: 75.95 mm Thickness: 7.69 mm
Weight170 g
ColorsIce White, Bright Black, Aurora
Display
Screen Size6.2-inches 19:9 with Notch
TypeIPS
ResolutionFHD
Protection2.5D Gorilla Glass
Memory
Internal64/128 GB
RAM6 GB
MicroSDUpto 256 GB
Camera
Primary16+5MP Dual Sensor
Secondary12MP
Comms
NFCYes
GPSYes
USBType-C
Battery and Power
Type3000 mAh battery
Charging18W
Launch
StatusAnnounced
Price
USDStarts 2099Yuan
Latest News
14/08/2018

Motorola Moto Phones Android 9.x Pie Update Info

It seems that Motorola has already started working on Android 9.0 Pie for eligible Moto devices and today we want to take a look at everything we know about the Moto devices Android 9.0 Pie update and its release as we push deeper into the year.

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, and more...

Official Android 9.0 Pie Release Note

"Android™ 9.0 Pie is fully released, and we will begin working on the new code for our devices - as always, we know upgrades are about getting it right and making sure the phone performance remains the best it can be.

We'll share upgrade plans for our products and more specific timing later, and will keep everyone posted on our software upgrade page." - Motorola


Moto Z3 Play Android 9.0 Pie Update

Back in June, we spotted Motorola beta testing Android 9.0 P Developer Preview 3 for the Moto Z3 Play in China. Well, that's all.. 


Android 9.0 Pie for other Motorola devices?

We haven't seen any sign of the Android 9.0 Pie update for any other Motorola device apart from the one mentioned above.

The Moto devices likely to get Android 9.0 Pie includes Moto Z3, Moto Z3 Play, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z2 Play, and Moto X4.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding Android 8.0 Oreo for Moto devices. Kindly let us know if we missed anything! Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

List of Motorola Moto Devices that are likely to get Android 9.0 Pie

List of Motorola Moto Devices that are likely to get 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. 

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, and more...

Motorola Moto Phones will obviously get Android Pie, but the question is which Motorola Smartphones will get it? So, we have made an unofficial list of the Motorola devices which are likely to get Android 9.0 PIE.

List of Moto Smartphones that may get Official Android 9.0 Pie -
  • Moto Z3
  • Moto Z3 Play
  • Moto G6 Plus
  • Moto G6
  • Moto G6 Play
  • Moto Z2 Force 
  • Moto Z2 Play 
  • Moto X4
So above are the devices likely to get Android 9.0. Note that above is the unconfirmed and unofficial list of devices that may possibly get Android Pie. We will let you know once Motorola announces the official list. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Thoughts?

Moto G5s Plus Android 8.1 Oreo Kernel Source Code Released

Moto G5s Plus Android 8.1 Oreo Kernel Source Code Released
Motorola is due to update its Moto G5s Plus to Android 8.1 Oreo, which still seems to be in a testing phase, despite Motorola promising it would be rolling out soon.

Motorola has now released Android Oreo kernel source for the Moto G5s Plus "Sanders" to its Github. Usually the kernel source is published after the roll out of update, but not this time.

It's very useful for Developers to make a stable Custom Roms, by using these Kernel Sources. Developers can go ahead and Download the Source from Github.

With this release of Android Oreo kernel source for the Moto G5s Plus "Sanders", we assume that Official Android 8.1 Oreo for the Moto G5s+ might be around the corner.

Thanks Vivek

Oreo Soak Test Rolling Out to the Moto G5

Oreo Soak Test Rolling Out to Moto G5
Just a few hours back we reported that the Moto G5 Plus in Brazil and India is getting Android 8.1 Oreo Soak Test. And now, Motorola is sending out Android 8.1 Oreo Soak Test to the Standard Moto G5 too.

If you own a Moto G5 in the Brazil (Retbr) and have enrolled to Motorola Feedback Network, you should have recieved a notification for Android 8.1 Oreo Software Update with build number OPP28.85-3.

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 also features the latest July 1st 2018 Security Patch, Stability improvements, and slide three fingers for screenshot Moto Action.

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.

Also Read: Moto G5 Android 8.1 Oreo Release Notes



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.

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