Motorola starts rolling out the Android 10 stable update for the Moto G7
Back in January, Motorola delivered the stable version of Android 10 to the ‘Plus’ variant of the Moto G7. Later on, the company went another step forward and published Android 10 kernel source code for the same model. Now, the regular Moto G7 is apparently getting the same treatment in Brazil, as the company has announced the arrival of the stable Android 10 update for the device on its regional update tracker.
According to Motorola Brazil, they started pushing out the OTA in batches since May 7. To ensure a smooth transition, the company is going to take a month to complete the rollout process. The Brazilian retail Moto G7 is the only variant currently eligible for the update, which means people with the Google Fi and the US models are out of luck. While it is possible to cross-flash the firmware across regional variants, we don’t recommend to do so due to the possibility of bricking your phone in the process.
The current Android 10 build for the Moto G7 is tagged as QPU30.52-16-2, albeit the Android security patch level (SPL) is not known at this moment. Motorola often distributes the final soak test build as the stable OTA, and Moto G7’s Android 10 update might be another example of this tradition. The OTA introduces all the new features that Google rolled out with Android 10, including a system-wide dark mode, gesture navigation, smart replies, and more.
The Moto G7 is known for being developer-friendly, thus several popular custom ROMs (like LineageOS 17.1) officially support the device. An official build of TWRP is also available for the phone (code-name “river”). Now that the stable Android 10 OTA is live, Motorola will eventually update the existing kernel source which should help developers to expand the custom development scene for this device. An official update definitely helps refresh the custom development scene for some more time to come.