If you’ve got a Motorola phone, you might be wondering when it will be upgraded to the Android 10 operating system. Here’s everything we know about the situation right now.
Android 10 was released on September 3, but it still hasn’t yet been widely adopted by many devices outside of Google’s Pixel range and a handful of key flagships. So how much longer will it take to reach Motorola’s stable of budget and mid-range devices?
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Which Motorola phones will get Android 10?
Motorola released a trio of new phones on October 24. While all of them ran Android Pie at launch, we at least expect the first two listed below to receive the Android 10 update before long, though the cheaper E-series handset might miss out:
The list below includes all other Motorola devices on the Android One programme, which are guaranteed long-term software updates:
On top of the aforementioned phones, we also expect devices in the Moto G7 series to receive the update. This range includes the following:
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When will Motorola phones get Android 10?
Last year, Android Pie was released in August and Motorola’s devices received the update in November. We expect a similar launch pattern to be repeated this year, so the software might land in November or December.
As for the non-Android One devices, last year’s Motorola OS updates were staggered between November and February. Again, this acts as a good rule of thumb for this year: we’d expect the new software to arrive by February or March. We will update this page with fresh information on launch dates as the news breaks.
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What will Android 10 bring to Motorola phones?
There are plenty of new features that Android 10 could bring to Motorola’s range, including Dark Mode, gesture controls, and Focus Mode. Dark Mode gives an optional black/grey theme to the interface and compatible apps, which helps to rest your eyes compared to the default harsh white light. Gesture controls will help you navigate without the use of any buttons for a true full-screen experience similar to that on the iPhone. Focus Mode allows you to silence specified apps for a certain time period so that you’re not distracted from studying or working.
Another feature coming to Android 10 is greater support for foldable devices. While you might reckon this utility is just confined to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Fold or the upcoming Huawei Mate X, Motorola is in fact rumoured to have a foldable device of its own in the development pipeline, tentatively named the Motorola Razr 2019 at this point.
As you would expect from the name, this device takes on the form of the popular Razr flip phone, marking an interesting new stage in the development of foldable touchscreen phones.