Motorola begins its first stable Android 10 update for a surprisingly old mid-ranger

Motorola begins its first stable Android 10 update for a surprisingly old mid-ranger
Motorola has been awfully quiet about its plans to bring official Android 10 updates to its extensive lineup of mid-range and... upper mid-range smartphones, but shortly after releasing the feature-packed and exceptionally affordable One Hyper in the US with the newest OS version pre-loaded, the company is apparently delivering the same software goodie pack over-the-air to the One Power.

If this particular member of the Motorola One family doesn't ring a bell, that might be because the notched 6.2-incher was never commercially released stateside. It also seems odd of the US-based company to prioritize a 2018 device with a Snapdragon 636 processor under the hood over newer and faster One-series models like the Vision, Action, or Zoom, but then again, Motorola One Power users were allowed to enlist in an official Android 10 beta program last month, so this stable rollout isn't exactly coming out of nowhere.


Besides, this was Motorola's first handset upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie last year as well, beating the "regular" Motorola One that's also available in the US to the punch. In case you're wondering, India is the only region where we know for sure the stable Android 10 delivery has started for the One Power on December 10. To avoid wide-scale issues, Motorola is taking a "staged approach", planning to bring the latest UI revisions and performance enhancements to all One Power devices in India (and presumably, other markets too) by January 10, 2020.

As the name suggests, this is an Android One phone, which means Motorola will likely keep its proprietary tweaks and "optimizations" to a minimum, rolling out a squeaky clean and silky smooth Android 10 update. Of course, the same goes for the likes of the Motorola One Action, One Vision, and original Motorola One (but not the One Macro or One Zoom), so it remains to be seen which one of these will become the brand's second device brought up to date and when.

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One Power
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2246 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh

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9 Comments

2. ijuanp03

Posts: 690; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I'm excited to get the update for my Motorola One Zoom! I'm currently running Pie with Nov 2019 security update which most OEMs from other manufacturer (even my colleague's OnePlus 6T) do not have. Thank you Motorola for the speedy update compared to most OEMs out there. Good job!

5. wodoodporny

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 11, 2019

their updates sucks, 1 update every 3 months... just like 3 yrs old galaxy s7 edge (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

6. ijuanp03

Posts: 690; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Probably in the US but in Asia they are faster than the big boys. Happily updated my Z3 Play and Moto X4 to Android Pie last year December 2018. faster than Samsung, LG and Huawei among others.

7. rmendez011

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 11, 2019

You do realize while the OnePlus 6T is on the October Security patch, it has Android 10. Only 2 Moto phones have Android 10.

8. ijuanp03

Posts: 690; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Nope. They stopped their update while my colleagues who have OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T are still in August patch waiting for Android 10.

9. rmendez011

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 11, 2019

Whoops replied to wrong one.

10. rmendez011

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 11, 2019

No, they didn't stop it, they paused it and released an updated Version, Oxygen OS 10.0.1. I've had Android 10 on my 6T since the first Open Beta.

4. Jubairrehaman

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 11, 2019

Successfully Moto One Power users receiving the update of Android 10...

11. Cyberchum

Posts: 1142; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This probably means that user "lostdaynight" might end up being right when he said that "[One Hyper] will never see Android 11."

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