Moto G6 users in the US should get ready for Android 9.0 Pie update

Moto G6 users in the US should get ready for Android 9.0 Pie update
Motorola has recently developed a habit of discreetly rolling out software updates for its Android-powered smartphones, casually publishing full release notes for major OS makeovers like build 9.0 on the company’s official support webpages instead of making noise on social media or composing boastful blog posts.

That’s how we found out about the stable Android Pie goodies delivered to the Moto G6 Plus a little over a month back, followed by the Moto Z3 not long ago, and now the “regular” Moto G6.

Before you get too excited, it’s worth pointing out that the actual rollouts tend to follow a few days or even weeks after these changelogs are posted, although on the bright side of things, Moto G6 users in Brazil reportedly started receiving the update a couple of weeks back.

While there were still a couple of issues requiring last-minute optimization, we have every reason to believe Android 9.0 Pie deployment will kick off very soon in the US, including January 1 security patches and minimal system instability.

There’s nothing special or out of the ordinary to expect in terms of upgrades, enhancements, and tweaks, at least based on Motorola’s official changelog. That features everything from adaptive battery and adaptive brightness functionality to quick settings improvements, enhanced audio controls, new and updated emoji, notification UI changes, general performance and power efficiency improvements, Wi-Fi optimizations, and so on.

The price point of the Android 9-ready Moto G6 is definitely unusual, especially with Sprint activations over at Best Buy. Even at $200 or so, this is one of the most affordable phones brought up from Android Oreo to Pie so far, not to mention its specifications hold up well, even if you consider the G7 that’s right around the corner.

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5 Comments

1. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1194; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

It's worth pointing out that last year for the Moto G5 series, the updates took months longer to finally be released, by the end of the summer, despite earlier suggested release dates pointed to late Q1 of 2018.

2. RuggedPineapple

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 07, 2019

These are the actual release notes and the rollout already started in other countries, bit different then the 'suggested release dates' you mention.

3. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1194; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

What's your point? For the G5 series Oreo update the release notes were available in March of last year, Brazil saw the update first in May, the so called soak test and it was an unfinished beta version. The update in Brazil is just another soak test. The rest of the world followed around September/October. Half a year later then it was supposed to. I wouldn't be surprised if the same happened again.

4. RuggedPineapple

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 07, 2019

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5. cjslman

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

I received the android 9.0 (Pie) update last week on my G6 Plus (with December security update)... hope it makes to the rest of the G6 owners soon.

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