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Original story (published on April 20) follows:
Motorola has already updated several of its devices to Android 10. That said, attention is now turning to the next big OS from Google – Android 11 update. The Big G is already working on the preview version ahead of the public beta release possibly in May 2020.
Although Motorola no longer ranks among the top when it comes to rolling out timely software updates on the regular, both minor and major Android OS upgrades, the Lenovo-owned company is suddenly not the worst in the business.
On the brighter side, the company is still making efforts to provide device owners with software updates whenever possible. And below we have an unofficial list of devices we believe will receive the official Motorola Android 11 update.
Devices eligible for Motorola Android 11 update
Motorola is known to provide at least two major OS upgrades to most of its devices, especially the flagship Moto Z lineup. However, some Motorola handsets hardly get OS upgrades, more so those in the entry-level Moto E family.
Other Motorola devices that are guaranteed at least two Android OS updates belong in Google’s Android One program. However, it’s worth noting that not all Motorola One devices are part of the Android One program.
With that out of the way, below are the Motorola devices we think will be considered for an update to Android 11 when the time comes.
– Motorola Moto G Stylus
– Motorola Moto Razr 2019
– Motorola Moto G8 Power
– Motorola Moto G8
– Motorola Moto G8 Plus
– Motorola Moto G Power
– Motorola One Hyper
– Motorola One Action
– Motorola One Vision
– Motorola Moto Z4
You might be wondering where the likes of Moto One Zoom and Moto One Macro are. Well, the two are among the aforementioned Moto One devices that are not part of Android One. With Android 10 their first major OS upgrade, we cannot guarantee that they’ll also get the Moto Android 11 update.
Of course, the above list isn’t the final one from Motorola, so expect changes at some point in the future when the official details are out.
Moto Android 11 update release date [expected]
No one knows when Google will finalize the stable version of Android 11. But if we consult recent history, the Pixel 4 and co. should receive it in Q3 2020.
Last year, the first Moto device to receive the update to Android 10 picked it up in December, more than three months after Google released the stable version to Pixel devices. Granted, we could see a repeat of the same, although a slightly earlier rollout will be more than a welcome idea.
Update 1 (September 18)
IST 01:35 pm: Motorola Moto G7 Power devices are not eligible for the Andorid 11 (or Android R) update. But what’s good is that device users can now enjoy Android 11 on their units by installing RevenegeOS custom ROM (unofficial though).
Update 2 (October 28)
IST 10:10 pm: New developments suggest that Motorola has begun working on the Android 11 update for eligible devices. Unfortunately, Motorola has not yet shared a timeline for the rollout. Check out all the details here.
Update 3 (October 30)
IST 12:52 pm: Motorola seems to have begun testing Android 11 on the Moto G8 Power since the device has been spotted on Geekbench running the latest Android version. Head here to know more.
Update 4 (November 09)
IST 01:00 pm: It seems that Motorola has begun testing Android 11 on a few more devices. These are the Motorola Moto G Fast, Motorola Edge+, and the Motorola Razr 5G. More details available here.
Update 5 (November 19)
IST 11:40 pm: According to Motorola’s software update schedule that it shares at the moment, only a handful of devices are set to get monthly security updates. Fortunately, the list of devices that will get regular updates is a lot bigger. Head here to know more.
Update 6 (November 20)
IST 05:05 pm: Apparently, Motorola has begun the Android 11 soak test for the Moto G8 Power. The update is rolling out as version RPD31.Q4U-24 with a download size of 1080.5 MB. It also carries the November patch. We’ve added a screenshot of the update below:
Update 7 (December 02)
IST 05:00 pm: Apparently, Motorola will be bringing a new Desktop mode function for certain phones with the Android 11 update. The experience will be somewhat similar to Samsung’s Dex mode wherein users will be able to resize windows and have multiple apps running side-by-side.
Further, Motorola may also be planning to implement integration between phones and computers, however, at its current stage, it does not appear to be as feature-packed as Samsung phones with the Link to Windows app as per a new report.
Update 8 (December 14)
IST 06:10 pm: The Android 11 soak test for the Motorola Edge+ is currently in its final stage according to the Motorola India Fans account on Twitter. While it’s an unofficial report, the page has shared some credible information in the past and thus it’s likely that this news is true.
Update 9 (December 16)
IST 10:05 am: It appears that Motorola has begun the Android 11 soak test for the Motorola G8. A limited number of users are receiving the update as version RPJ31.Q4U-46 which also brings the December patch.
Update 10 (December 22)
IST 11:39 am: Motorola has updated its official blog with the list of devices that are expected to get the Android 11 update in the coming months. Check out the list below to know whether your Motorola smartphone will get the latest OS update or not:
– Motorola razr 5G
– Motorola razr 2019
– Motorola edge
– Motorola edge+
– Motorola one 5G
– Motorola one action
– Motorola one fusion
– Motorola one fusion+
– Motorola one hyper
– Motorola one vision
– Moto g 5G
– Moto g 5G plus
– Moto g fast
– Moto g power
– Moto g pro
– Moto g stylus
– Moto g9
– Moto g9 play
– Moto g9 plus
– Moto g9 power
– Moto g8
– Moto g8 power
– Lenovo K12 Note
The Motorola One Action will only get the update to Android 11 in regions where the device launched with the Android One program. So Motorola One Action users in Canada and the U.S. won’t be getting the new Android version.
Update 11 (December 23)
IST 11:20 am: It seems that Motorola may be testing Android 11 for the Motorola One Hyper as it was spotted on a HTML 5 test running on the latest Android version.
Update 12 (December 24)
IST 10:41 am: Motorola recently released the list of devices that will receive the Android 11 update. While the Moto G8 Plus was not included in that list, Motorola Brazil support has stated that the Moto G8 Plus will get the latest OS update.
However, this is not yet confirmed as support representatives do not usually have the exact information on such matters. Also, there have not been any official announcements from the OEM on the topic so far.
Mat, the official list comes out with the first devices that will receive. The G8 Plus will be the last to receive, Motorola does not set dates or deadlines to not cause any anxiety in my customers.
Update 13 (December 26)
IST 10:15 am: Responding to a user’s query regarding the availability of Android 11 on the Moto G8 Plus, Motorola, via the company’s official account, said that the device will stay on Android 10.
Previously, a support agent claimed that the device will be the last to get the update to Android 11. Therefore, this new information makes things a bit confusing.
Update 14 (December 28)
IST 03:00 pm: Responding to a user’s query regarding the availability of Android 11 for the Motorola One Fusion Plus, Motorola India, on Twitter, claimed that the device will receive Android 11, pending partner approval, if it’s required.
Hence, the update may be delayed in some instances if a carrier does not approve the new software in time. Of course, this is usually the process when it comes to Android updates.
Update 15 (January 05)
IST 02:00 pm: All hopes for the Motorola One Macro getting the update to Android 11 can now be laid to rest since an admin on the company’s community forums has claimed that the device will not get the latest Android version. Check out the full story here.
Update 16 (January 11)
IST 12:43 pm: Several smartphones from Motorola have bagged Android 11 unofficially thanks to custom ROMs that are now available for the devices.
These are the Moto E 2015, Moto G 2015, Moto G3 Turbo, Moto G4 Play, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S, Moto G5S Plus, Moto G7 Power, Moto X4, and Motorola One. Head here for the download links.
Update 17 (January 13)
IST 12:57 pm: It seems that Motorola may release the Android 11 update for the Motorola Edge+ soon as the device has recently popped up at Wi-Fi Alliance running on Android 11. Head here for the full story.
Update 18 (January 30)
IST 12:10 pm: Motorola has started seeding the Android 11 update for the Motorola Moto G Pro in the United Kingdom. Check out our detailed coverage here.
IST 04:05 pm: New developments indicate that Motorola has started soak testing Android 11 for the Motorola One Action, Motorola One Vision, and Motorola One Hyper. Check out our full coverage here.
Update 19 (February 01)
IST 03:00 pm: Motorola has begun soak testing Android 11 for the Motorola Moto G Power. The update is rolling out as version RPM31.Q1-46 and brings the January security patch too. Head here for all the details.
Update 20 (February 10)
IST 10:30 am: Motorola has started seeding Android 11 for the Motorola G Pro in Italy as well. The update is available as version RPR31.Q4U-20-26-2. A user confirmed receiving the update via a post on the company’s community forums.
IST 04:01 pm: Apparently, Motorola will fix the Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz) bug on the Motorola One Action with the upcoming Android 11 update. The bug was triggered after users installed the update to Android 10. Head here for more details.
Further, the stable Android 11 update appears to be rolling out for the unlocked Motorla Moto G Pro in the U.S. as well.
Update 21 (February 11)
IST 12:30 am: It appears that Motorola has started seeding the Android 11 for the retail Moto G Pro in the Netherlands too.
IST 06:20 pm: Motorola has started rolling out Android 11 for the Moto G Pro in Spain. A user has confirmed receiving the update via a post on Twitter.
Update 22 (February 15)
IST 01:40 pm: Motorola G Stylus users who aren’t willing to wait for the official Android 11 update now have the option to flash the Motorola G Pro Android 11 ROM on their devices. Head here for the full story.
Update 23 (February 16)
IST 11:40 am: A user has confirmed that the Android 11 update for the Motorola G Pro has begun rolling out in Portugal. The update is yet to be released in some countries.
Update 27 (February 17)
IST 12:03 pm: Fresh developments indicate that Motorola may release the Android 11 update for the Moto G 5G Plus very soon. Check out all the details here.
Update 28 (February 27)
IST 11:31 am: According to details shared by Fido, the Motorola Edge+ will be getting the Android 11 update on March 23. Check out all the information here.
Update 29 (March 03)
IST 10:54 am: New developments indicate that the Android 11 update has been released for the Motorola G Pro in multiple regions. More specifically in Latin America, Malaysia, Europe (Retail), Asia (Retail), and Mexico (Retail).
Update 30 (March 06)
IST 06:39 pm: The Android 11 update is now hitting Motorola G Pro units in Japan as per a fresh user report on Twitter.
Update 31 (March 09)
IST 06:39 pm: The Android 11 kernel sources have been released for the Motorola Edge S. To download and check out further details, head here.
Update 32 (March 12)
IST 11:00 am: New developments indicate that Motorola has started rolling out the stable Android 11 update for the Motorola Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power. Check out all the details here.
Update 33 (March 16)
IST 11:00 am: Motorola G Pro users have been complaining about screen freeing on unlocking the unit after installing the Android 11 update. The issue has now received an acknowledgment and is expected to be addressed with a future update. More details here.
Update 34 (March 17)
IST 11:26 am: Verizon Motorola Edge+ users can rejoice since the Android 11 update has finally started rolling out. Head here for more details.
IST 05:21 pm: It appears that Motorola has started rolling out the Android 11 update for the Motorola Razr 5G in Japan. Check out all the details here.
IST 05:41 pm: Motorola Moto G8 Power users in Brazil have started receiving the Android 11 update on their devices as well. A user has taken to Twitter to confirm receiving the new software update.
Update 35 (March 18)
IST 10:55 am: The Android 11 update for the Motorola Edge+ brings a new desktop mode for the device, similar to Samsung’s Dex mode. Users would need to connect their device to a monitor via a USB-C to USB-C or a USB-C to HDMI cable.
That said, the Android 11 update is also rolling out for the Retail units of the Motorola Moto G8 Power in Mexico according to information shared by the Moto Updates Tracker group.
Update 36 (March 19)
IST 10:38 am: It appears that Motorola has started rolling out the Android 11 update for the standard Motorola Edge in Brazil. Check out all the details here.
Update 37 (March 20)
IST 06:42 pm: TELUS has also confirmed that the Android 11 update for the Motorola Edge+ will be released on March 23 in Canada.
IST 07:03 pm: Apparently, Android 11 on the Motorola Edge has fixed the Bluetooth audio codec bug which prevented users from using the AAC codec to connect to supported Bluetooth devices as the device automatically switched to using the SBC codec.
Update 38 (March 22)
IST 04:40 pm: The Android 11 update for the Motorola Edge and Edge Plus removes the Display edge function for some apps, however, it’s expected behavior according to a Moto Admin. Check out all the details here.
Update 39 (March 23)
IST 05:43 pm: Koodo has also confirmed that the Motorola Edge+ will get the update to Android 11 on March 23, i.e, today. Unfortunately, we haven’t yet come across user reports of the same.
Update 40 (March 24)
IST 11:05 am: Motorola has released the Android 11 update for the Motorola Edge+ in Canada as expected. Check out all the details here.
IST 06:43 pm: Motorola is sending out the Android 11 update to Moto G8 Power users in Hungary as per a fresh user report.
Update 41 (March 25)
IST 03:30 pm: Motorola G8 Power users in Argentina have also begun receiving the update to Android 11 on their handsets. A user confirmed the same via a tweet.
Update 42 (March 26)
IST 05:30 pm: It appears that Motorola may have started rolling out the Android 11 update for the Moto G 5G Plus in Brazil. Check out all the details here.
Update 43 (March 27)
IST 03:45 pm: A Motorola Razr 5G user in Australia has confirmed receiving the Android 11 update with the February security patch. The update weighs around 1.80 GB.
Update 44 (March 29)
IST 04:31 pm: The Android 11 update for the Motorola Edge and Edge+ apparently removes the 60Hz display refresh rate option for a “better display experience,” according to a company forum admin. Check out all the details here.
Update 45 (March 31)
IST 03:31 pm: Moto G8 users in the UK have good news coming their way as the stable version of Andriod 11 is rolling out and users should soon start receiving it.
Update 46 (April 01)
IST 11:17 am: Accoring to recent reports, the stable Android 11 update is now rolling out to Motorola One Hyper in Brazil. Find out more about the latest OS update for the device in question by heading here.
Update 47 (April 02)
Update 48 (April 06)
The update is also hitting Motorola One Hyper units in Argentina as per a user on Twitter.
Update 49 (April 07)
Update 50 (April 08)
Apart from that, the company has also confirmed that the Motorola Moto G9 will get the update to Android 11 soon. This confirmation came through a tweet by Motorola India.
Hi, I understand it is hard to wait, while we never share the timeline, Moto G9 is expected to receive Android 11. It is coming soon. (Source)
Update 51 (April 09)
IST 06:25 pm: One of our readers has confirmed that they got the Android 11 update on their Motorola Edge+ in Brazil.
Thanks for the tip, Filipe Menali!
Update 52 (April 13)
IST 06:35 pm: One of our readers has informed us that they bagged the Android 11 update on their Motorola Moto G8 Power in Romania after restoring the device via the Motorola Rescue program on the PC. This is despite the OTA package not being available in the country.
Thanks for the info, Andrei Ciortan!
Update 53 (April 14)
IST 12:38 pm: Motorola is apparently aware of the laggy or choppy animations on the Motorola Edge after the Android 11 update. It’s working on improvements that will be released via a future update. Check out all the details here.
Update 54 (April 15)
Apart from that, Motorola Moto G8 Power users with Movistar models in Mexico have also bagged the update.
Update 55 (April 16)
Update 56 (April 17)
IST 12:00 pm: Motorola will be rolling out the Android 11 update for the Motorola One Hyper on April 21 in Canada. Check out all the details here.
- NOTE: If the table below is empty it means none of the devices have received Android 11 beta/stable as yet. The entries will be done as and when the updates go live.
|Device name||Beta status||Stable status||Notes|
|Motorola Razr 2019||–||–||–|
|Motorola One 5G||–||–||–|
|Motorola Razr 5G||–||–||–|
|Motorola One Action||–||Coming soon||Soak test|
|Motorola One Fusion||–||–||–|
|Device name||Beta status||Stable status||Notes|
|Motorola One Fusion+||–||–||–|
|Motorola One Hyper||–||Released (Brazil)||Soak test|
|Motorola One Vision||–||Coming soon||Soak test|
|Motorola Moto G 5G||–||–||–|
|Motorola Moto G 5G Plus||–||Released||Stable released|
|Device name||Beta status||Stable status||Notes|
|Motorola Moto G Power||–||Coming soon||Soak test|
|Motorola Moto G Pro||–||Released||–|
|Motorola Moto G Stylus||–||–||Manual update method|
|Motorola Moto G9||–||Coming soon||–|
|Motorola Moto G9 Play||–||–||–|
|Device name||Beta status||Stable status||Notes|
|Motorola Moto G9 Plus||–||–||–|
|Motorola Moto G9 Power||–||–||–|
|Lenovo K12 Note||–||–||–|
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