Moto Z2 Force owners on T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint are told "No Pie for you!"

Moto Z2 Force owners on T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint are told
Motorola, through a statement posted on the Lenovo support forum (via Droid-Life), 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.

So to reiterate, the Verizon Moto Z2 Force is getting Android 9 Pie and support for the 5G Moto Mod sometime later this summer. The T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T models will not receive this update. Motorola blames this on the complexity of the update and "a variety of reasons." The first generation Moto Z Force DROID Edition was a Verizon exclusive and the sequel was made available to customers of the other three carriers as well. But for many, the Droid brand is still synonomous with Verizon.

Verizon customers can also use the 5G Moto Mod modular accessory (on sale for $50 at Verizon for a limited time) on the Moto Z3 and Moto Z4 models. Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network is available in only two markets currently, Chicago and Minneapolis. Twenty more cities will have service before this year is over.


The Moto Z2 Force was originally launched in August 2017, which means that the phone is not yet two-years-old. It was released with Android Nouget 7.1 pre-installed and updated to Android 8 Oreo in December 2017. Earlier this month, Android 9 Pie was pushed out to Moto Z2 Force owners in Brazil and India. As for Android Q, only the Moto Z4 is in line to receive the next Android build.

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Moto Z2 Force Edition
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2730 mAh

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8 Comments

1. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Really lame smh

2. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

It's almost as if Lenovo just doesn't care about it's consumers, at least not those who purchase Moto products

3. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 182; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

Exactly why I didn't return after no update to Moto x pure

4. osubucks69

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

This is the main reason I jumped ship from a Moto Z2 Play to a Pixel 3a. Even security updates seem to have become non existent with Moto. Last one I received was in February...

5. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

One word: Terrible!!!

6. SyCo87

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

How old is the phone and how many updates did it get?

8. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 691; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Read the damned article.

7. JcHnd

Posts: 280; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Totally disappointing... I can't even think of buying another Motorola anymore... This is an $800 freaking dollars phone Wich is supposed to receive two major updates... We only got Oreo (super late) and they come with this crap?... I'm jumping board

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