TechDroider: Motorola

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


Moto G5s Plus Official Android 8.0 Oreo Update is on Its Way

[Update: Looks Fake (Device Name: Moto GS5 Plus) | Also OP at Moto G5s Plus Brazil Facebook group deleted his post.

Motorola is planning to release the latest Android Oreo update to its Moto G5s Plus Smartphone. The company is sending out notifications regarding the availability of Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Moto G5s Plus users. If you own a Moto G5s Plus in Brazil you should have received the notification with an image revealing Motorola's plan.

"We are happy to tell you that your Moto G5s Plus will receive the Official Android 8.0 Oreo Software update soon. Here are a few tips we have prepared for new version of the software"

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 might also add several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto G5s Plus would also feature the latest May 1st 2018 Security Patch, Stability improvements, and brand new Camera Application.

So, 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 June.

After the rollout of Android Oreo for the Moto G5s Plus, Motorola is expected to release the same for the Moto G5s, Moto G5 Plus, and the Moto G5. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Source: Moto G5s Plus Brazil Group Facebook (Deleted)

Motorola is announcing the Moto Z3 Play Early June

Motorola Brazil confirmed via Press Invites that they are indeed going to announce new Motorola Smartphones on June 6. Motorola will be announcing the Moto Z3 Play, as the smartphone recently got certified via different certification websites. Moreover, they've already revealed the Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto E5 Series back in April.

In terms of specifications, the Moto Z3 Play will be powered with Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4/6GB RAM. It would have a 5.46" FHD+  (2160 x 1080) Max Vision Display, and 3000mAh battery. It will be available in Black, Deep Indigo and Gold Color Options.

As far as the Cameras are concerned,  the Z3 Play is expected to sport 12+12MP rear sensors and 8MP selfie shooter. Just like the Moto G6 Plus, it would feature Portrait mode, Black and White mode, Wide angle Selfie, Blackground Editor, and other cool goodies.

Are you excited for the 2018 Moto Z Phones? Let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Moto G6 Plus now receiving its first software update

Moto G6 Plus now receiving its first software update
The recently announced Moto G6 Plus is now receiving its first software update with April 2018 Security Patch.

If you own a Moto G6 Plus 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 OPW27.113-45.

Note that the Moto G6 Plus 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.

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 G6 Plus now receiving its first software update




Moto Z2 Play Gets Oreo Update in Brazil (Updated: India Too!)

Following the Moto Z, and Moto Z Play units picking up Android 8.0 Oreo Software, the update is now live for the Moto Z2 Play.

We've seen the update coming through Moto Z2 Play in Brazil (RETBR) and India (RETIN). It weighs around 1GB and features April 1, 2018 Security patch.

Android 8.0 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 OPS27.76-12-25 for the Moto Z2 Play. 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.


Got the latest update? Let us know in comments!

Android P Booted on Motorola Moto Z

After seeing last month's Android P DP1 for Pixel Smartphones that revealed what Google is backing, the developers have been busy getting their takes ready. Developer erfanoabdi has come up with Android P Port for the Motorola Moto Z.

Erfanoabdi has successfully booted up Android 9.0 P Developer Preview on the Moto Z thanks to unofficial Project Treble compatibility. The developer has also shared images showing the  Interface and About Phone Settings section.

He used his script “Capire Le Treble” which allows him to flash a device-specific system image on different devices without a /vendor partition to flash modified Android P DP1 Image from Google Pixel XL (Marlin) onto his Moto Z which was running Official LineageOS 15.1.


XDA notes that Camera, WiFi, Radio and few other things are not working as of now. However, the developer managed to get Moto Mods working. 

There's no information when Android P Port will be available for Moto Z users.



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