[Update: Dec. 02] Motorola Android 11 update: Tracker, list of eligible devices & release date

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This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

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.

Moto G Stylus

Motorola Moto G Stylus is eligible for 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.

moto-razr

Motorola Razr has Android Pie pre-installed

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.

New updates will be added in the section below, and the Android 11 tracker follows after this section

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:

moto-g8-power-android-11-soak-test

(Source)

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.

Motorola Android 11 update tracker table
    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 Moto G8 Power Soak test begins Spotted running Android 11 on Geekbench
Motorola Moto G Fast Internal testing
Motorola Razr 5G Internal testing
Motorola Edge+ Internal testing

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