Motorola starts rolling out Android 9 Pie for the Moto Z2 Play
There was a time when Motorola was widely considered the king of updates. Back when the company was owned by Google, updates would roll out to Motorola devices around the same time as Nexus phones, and often even faster: the original Moto X got Android 4.4 KitKat before the Nexus 4. That Motorola is, however, long gone. After the company was purchased by Lenovo from Google’s hands, they’ve managed to release compelling innovations in hardware with the Moto Z and Motorola One device lines, but they’ve fallen flat on their face when it comes to updates. One device that has lagged behind is the Moto Z2 Play and the company is finally giving it some love.
Case in point: the Moto Z2 Play, the midrange version of the Moto Z2, is now receiving an OTA update to Android Pie. Android Pie was released more than a year ago, and Android 10, the version that succeeds it, has been officially out for close to a month. And while we can understand that an update for this phone might take longer–this is a midrange phone from 2017 that launched with Android Nougat, after all, so it’s not exactly Motorola’s biggest priority to update it quickly–it still doesn’t justify taking more than a year to roll out a single update.
Nonetheless, the update brings all of Android Pie’s features, which you may have seen already in devices such as the Moto G7 and Motorola One devices. If you are a Moto Z2 Play user and you’ve been waiting for Android Pie to roll out to your device, then the update is now rolling out in waves, with devices in Brazil being the first in line. It should roll out in the next few weeks to India and other markets around the world. If you’re still on Android Oreo and you haven’t tried out a custom ROM yet, then be on the lookout for an OTA update coming soon to your device.
Source: Moto Z2 Play XDA Forums