Motorola, through a statement posted on the Lenovo support forum
), announced late Tuesday that only the Verizon version of the Moto Z2 Force
will be updated to Android 9 Pie in the U.S. That means those who purchased the handset from T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint are destined to remain forever stuck on Android 8 Oreo. And the only reason that the Verizon model is receiving the update is that it is required for the device to work with the 5G Moto Mod.
"Delivering any Android upgrade is a complex process. For a variety of reasons, some US Moto Z2 Force models will not receive the Android 9 “Pie” update. The Moto Z2 Force model sold by Verizon will receive Pie as it is necessary to enable the 5G Moto Mod. We are committed to providing two years of Android security updates on all Moto Z2 force devices. While we always caution that our update plans may change, Motorola regrets any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause our loyal consumers."-Motorola