After being rather vague initially, Motorola has just announced which of its devices will be getting Android 9 Pie update, and when. The company has announced that the update will start rolling out this fall, and these are the devices that will get it: Moto Z3, Z3 Play, Z2 Force Edition, Z2 Play, X4, G6 Plus, G6, and G6 Play. That is pretty much it, the company has announced that eight of its devices will get the update, and such a list is more or less expected.
As most of you know, Motorola likes to keep the software on its phones as close to stock as possible, with only some additions by the company, which will make it possible for it to update its phones sooner than a number of other smartphone manufacturers. Android 9 Pie had started rolling out to Google Pixel phones last week, and in addition to Google’s very own devices, the Essential PH-1 also received the update straight away, which was quite surprising to consumers. Android 9 Pie is a rather considerable step away from Android 8.0 Oreo, as the company has changed the design quite a bit, while Google also added some new features, of course.
Android 9 Pie comes with a redesigned settings menu, while the quick toggles menu is also considerably different than it was before. Google says that this is just an evolution of Material Design, and you’ll either love it or hate it. Now, in addition to that, the company’s very own take on gesture navigation has been included here, though you can still use on-screen buttons if you want, gesture navigation is optional, for now, at the very least. Simplified volume controls are also included in this update, while a recent apps menu is also considerably different than before. Android 9 Pie also brings a new battery management system, and much more. You can read more about all that by clicking here.