Motorola starts pushing Android 9.0 Pie to the unlocked Moto Z3 Play in the US

Motorola starts pushing Android 9.0 Pie to the unlocked Moto Z3 Play in the US
Motorola continues to bring some of its smartphones to the latest version of Android, and the last device to receive a major OS update is the Moto Z3 Play. If you own Motorola's mid-range handset and you're located in the US, there's a high chance that you'll be able to download and install Android 9.0 Pie today.

Motorola published the release notes of the update a long time ago, but the actual update never arrived on the Moto Z3 Play. Last month, the Canadian units started to receive the update, which also included a security patch.

Starting today, customers who bought the unlocked Moto Z3 Play in the US should start seeing the Android 9.0 Pie update on their phones, at least according to Motorola. The company's software update roadmap spotted by AndroidSoul is very specific about the Android 9.0 Pie and mentions that the update is available for “retail Z3 Play units in the US.”

There's no mention of any additional security patches, which means Moto Z3 Play users will be stuck on the May security update. However, Motorola is expected to continue to offer security patches for the Moto Z3 Play for another year or so, not to mention that the phone should theoretically qualify for an Android Q update as well.

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Moto Z3 Play
  • Display 6.0 inches 2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie


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