Motorola is looking back to get into the smartphone game again. Before officially announcing the Moto G7 series of phones, Motorola has some plans for the Moto G6 Plus launched in the first half of 2018. The Lenovo owned sub-brand is all set to bring Google’s latest Android 9 Pie update to the Moto G6 Plus users in India. Motorola has shared the official Android 9 Pie changelog on the company’s official website. The listing hints that all Moto G6 Plus users in India will very soon get upgraded to the latest software and all the features that it comes with. Going by the changelog, the Android 9 Pie update will bring wide ranges of features to the Moto G6 Plus like -- new navigation gestures which will let users switch between apps and home screen by just swiping. Other features that are expected to roll out to the Moto G6 Plus with Pie are -- adaptive battery and brightness, app actions, improved security features, Digital Wellbeing, a new accessibility menu and screenshot shortcut, and some other features. The Android 9 Pie update is confirmed to come along with the December 2018 Android security patch.
Moto G6 Plus to Get Pie Update Soon
To recollect, the Moto G6 Plus was launched in India in September running on Android 8.0 Oreo. As of now, there’s no report when will the rollout happen, but now that the information has been listed on the company website, we expect Android 9 Pie to come to Moto G6 Plus very soon. The changelog – which was first spotted on Reddit – reveals that the software update will bring December Android security patch along with Android 9 Pie to the Moto G6 Plus users.
To check whether you’ve got the Android 9 Pie update on your Moto G6 Plus or not head to the Settings menu > then go to the System tab > and lastly to the System updates and refresh to check if the update has come. Ensure to back up all your data and charge your phone to 100 per cent before downloading and installing the update. It is also recommended to connect the phone to Wi-Fi network before downloading the update. As of now, there’s no report whether the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play will get the Android 9 Pie update in India or not.
The Moto G6 Plus will be the second phone from Motorola to get the latest iteration of Android. Motorola already rolled out Android 9 Pie update to its Android One smartphone, the Motorola One Power. The Moto G6 Plus could be the company's least selling model this year as it was priced way higher than everyone expected.
Moto G7 Series in the Works
Motorola is currently working on four Moto G7 series of phones including Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Play. The phones like all other G series phones are expected to come to India as well. Reports and rumours suggest that the Moto G7 will launch around Mobile World Congress 2019 in the month of February. The official launch timeline is yet to be revealed by Motorola.