Motorola gearing up for Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play Android 9 Pie roll-out

Motorola gearing up for Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play Android 9 Pie roll-out
About a month ago, Motorola kicked off the roll-out of Moto G6 Plus Android 9 Pie update, but two other G6 series phone are still waiting for the update. Well, we're now happy to report that Motorola is gearing up to deliver the long-awaited Android 9 Pie update to both the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play.

Apparently, Motorola has already pushed the update to a limited number of users in Brazil, XDA Developers reports. We believe a wider roll-out should commence in less than a month if tests go well, although we can't really vouch for it.

Thanks to a screenshot provided by one the Moto G6 owners who received the Android 9 Pie update, we've learned that it contains the January security patch, but there's also an issue with Google Pay functionality which seems to have been compromised.

Motorola can't release Android 9 Pie without fixing the Google Pay functionality first, which is why we expect more beta builds to be released in the upcoming weeks. Hopefully, both the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play will get the update by the time Google reveals Android Q in Q2 2019.

Related phones

Moto G6
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Moto G6 Play
  • Display 5.7" 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 427, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h talk time)



1. kennybenny

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

For such a near-stock Android phone, they should have rolled out the update within 2-3 months for all of their eligible phones. Motorola (Lenovo) is an embarrassment to Android.

3. ijuanp03

Posts: 686; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I got the Pie on my Moto X4 last December. The only Android faster than Motorola is Nokia which is understandable because they are Android One devices. My Moto X4 is the international unlocked version and NOT an Android One device. Samsung, LG, Sony, etc.. should be embarrassed as they are the big boys but can't even update their flagship devices.

2. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Oh cool what about us flagship Bois on the Z2?

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