Motorola starts rolling out Android 9 Pie update to the Moto X4

Motorola starts rolling out Android 9 Pie update to the Moto X4
One of the cheapest smartphones launched by Motorola last year, the Moto X4 is getting a second life with the release of the newest Android OS update. The U.S. company is now rolling out Android 9 Pie for Moto X4, but not many will get it this month.

In early November, Motorola offered Moto X4 beta testers an Android Pie soak test, but starting today, a stable version of the update is being rolled out in Brazil, XDA Developers reports. Since the update has already passed the beta tests, there's a high chance Moto X4 owners in the United States will start seeing the update by the end of the year.

According to a couple of screenshots, the Android 9 Pie update for the Moto X4 includes the November security patch, along with other improvements like adaptive battery, adaptive brightness, and app actions.

Android 9 Pie is the second major update that the Moto X4 is getting in just one year, but we can't help and wonder whether or not the phone will receive yet another Android OS update in 2019.

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Moto X4
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie



2. rouyal

Posts: 1603; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Well, let me blow the dust off mine and check it out... Edit: Not sure what was meant by "one of the cheapest" phones by Moto last year. It started at, I think, $400.

1. Acdc1a

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Why not the Z series?

3. Brewski

Posts: 739; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Yeah, I'm still running 8.0 (Not even 8.1) on my Moto Z2 Force. Hopefully, it gets 9.0 and I will wait until Z4 Force comes out before I update hardware. Z3 was a joke...


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Because Moto X4 already has the necessary technologies that ensure that Android Pie arrives faster, which in this case are A/B partitions (Seamless System Update) and Project Treble (nothing has been said about these technologies being available on the devices in the Moto Z family). In addition, because it has a variant that is part of the program Android One, already has Google collaborating directly with the device, even for other variants that are not part of the program.

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