Motorola doesn't want to say what devices will receive Android 9.0 Pie and when
Unfortunately, Motorola doesn’t appear to have learned a thing from its Oreo missteps that earned Lenovo’s daughter company a shameful “loser” verdict in our in-depth analysis of the current state of Android updates.
It’s obviously a little too early to expect a full, detailed and specific Android 9 Pie roadmap, but surely, a couple of names of Moto-branded handsets slated for an impending update could have been confirmed.
Instead, we’re simply reminded Android 9.0 Pie is “fully released”, and because upgrades are apparently about “getting it right and making sure the phone performance remains the best it can be”, Motorola will only “share upgrade plans for our products and more specific timing later.”
In the meantime, we’re supposed to rest assured knowing Lenovo’s subsidiary will “begin working on the new code for our devices.” Wait, so the company hasn’t even started working on upgrades for phones like the Moto Z3 and Z3 Play?! That sounds disheartening, to say the least, although not entirely surprising. After all, this is a brand that released the respectable Moto X4 around a year ago, barely bringing Oreo goodies to the non-Android One version a couple of months back.
UPDATE: Moto has reached out to us to clarify that the statement on its support page was inaccurate. In fact, at the time the company had already begun actively working on the new code for its devices. Here's a list of all Moto smartphones expected to get the Android 9.0 Pie update.