Motorola has always been on the forefront when it comes to updates at least for its flagship devices but the track record for budget and entry-level devices has gone downhill, with the Moto G5s plus still waiting for official stable Oreo update. But at least it is getting the Oreo 8.1 update which is the latest one for now. And in this post, we will try to answer your question on whether your Motorola moto device will get Android P 9.0 Update or not. And which Motorola Moto phones are eligible for Android P 9.0 Update. Each and every series is included in this Motorola phones Android P 9.0 update tracking post.

Motorola now also has Android One smartphones which will get the software updates, almost on par with Pixel devices and its Moto X4 and Moto Z2 Force are now qualified for the Android Enterprise Recommended Program. While the upcoming Motorola One Power and Motorola One are also rumored to be its next Android One smartphones which will also see timely updates. If we take a look back, Google released Android Oreo back in August 21st to public and Motorola Official announced a list of its smartphones that will get the new update on September 14th, 2018, and we expect something similar will follow up this time and we will keep this article updated accordingly.

Below we created some amateur stats/chart or infographic for you to better give an idea of Moto’s habit of announcing the new list of devices to get the latest Android Update and also Motorola’s series specific visuals to help you get an idea of when to expect the update for your device. 

Motorola Phones Android P 9.0 Update, and past updates announcement chart

Image Shows the timeline of Motorola announcing the list of devices for the latest Android Update

But first, we will take a brief look at some of the new features that come with Android P 9.0 Update. The android p is still pending an official name, while it has now reached by the time of posting this its 4th Developer Preview stage.

Major Highlights of Google Android P 9.0

  • Adds support for WiFi Return Trip
  • Rotation/Orientation pinning within the navigation bar below
  • Auto-Filling of fields
  • New Neural API support
  • Revamped Gesture-based navigation System
  • Notch Support (To eliminate bleeding into the areas near the cut-out)
  • Encryption of backups is now added
  • Security enhancements with unified fingerprint authentication
  • Data Sensitive Job Schedulers can save data specific to a carrier as per your network status
  • Improved Notifications center experience
  • HDR Vp9 support and better Image compression

Till the time it reaches its AOSP state, more features and improvements might end up on Android P 9.0.


List of Moto Z phones to get Android P 9.0 Update

Image Shows the expected timeline of Motorola rolling out Android P 9.0 Update for Moto Z series
  • Moto Z3 2018 Flagship
  • Moto Z3 Play
  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto Z2 Play

The modular Motorola Moto Z3 series launched this year is the first contender in the queue to get the Android P 9.0 Update which is expected to arrive by the end of this year, followed by the Z3 Play series next in the line which will get the soak tests by December 2018 and the first rollouts will begin by the end of Jan till the end of Q1 2019 ends or as we know Motorola takes its own sweet time to deliver a stable update so it might also end up by Q2 2019.

Now coming towards the Moto Z2 Force, well this might get the Android P 9.0 Update within a similar timeframe or before the Moto Z3 Play, that’s by Q1 2019 or by mid-Q2 2019. However, the Moto Z2 Play has to come over a long journey and might have to wait as long as till Q3 2019 till the time the update shows up, considering it got Android Oreo a couple of months ago.

However, updates for the carrier variant of the Moto Z2 force and the Moto Z2 Play as always be delayed and will arrive after a month or two after the unlocked variant gets it.


List of Motorola Moto X phones to get Android P 9.0 Update

Image Shows the expected timeline of Motorola rolling out Android P 9.0 Update for Moto X4 editions
  • Moto X4 Android One
  • Moto X4 standard
  • Moto X4 (Amazon Prime Edition)

The Moto X4 on the Android One platform will definitely get Android P 9.0 this year that the perks of staying on the Android One Program. However, the standard models might get it next year in Q1 or Q2 of 2019. Older Moto X Pure editions and Moto X Style have completed their update cycles and are no longer eligible for the Android P 9.0 Update.

Now as far as for the Moto X5 is concerned that device is reported to be canceled or it might be the one with the new One power moniker. We will find out on Motorola’s special event at its Head Quarters in Chicago this year.

List of Motorola One power phones to get Android P 9.0 Update

Image shows a render of the upcoming Motorola One Power
  • Motorola One Power (Already Running on Android Pie)
  • Motorola One

This is a new totally brand new breed of Motorola branded phones which are rumored to be part of this year’s Android One program from Moto’s camp. And are still pending an official announcement yet and likely to come this fall, but lets still wait and watch what happens on 2nd August in Chicago at Motorola’s big event. Motorola phones Android P 9.0 update list would be incomplete with this new comer and we will learn about this new Android One line by this fall.

Motorola One Power is the American brand’s first device to get the latest Android Pie 9 Update, even before it’s flagships which will be soon following after soak tests start.


List of Motorola Moto G phones to get Android P 9.0 Update

Image Shows the expected timeline of Motorola rolling out Android P 9.0 Update for Moto G6 series

As Motorola has slice one update cycle for the moto g series now, the premium budget titan is now left with only one year of a major Android software update and the latest Moto G6 line-up will be treated with this new flavor of Android P 9.0 update. But will further continue to receive security updates for the second year for sure.

With the Moto G6 Plus getting it first in Q2 2019, closely followed by the Moto G6 standard edition in the start or mid of Q2 2019. However, the little Moto G6 Play’s future could run into ambiguity but we hope that the little G6 Play model will endure and get the update in mid-2019 for sure. Motorola in the past with the G4 line-up did update the Moto G4 Play to Android Nougat from marshmallow, but that was a long journey.

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Motorola phones Android P 9.0 update for the Moto G6 Play could be a controversial one for now, as it might arrive very late or not arrive at all, but we keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.

The Moto G5s Plus is excluded from the list as we are not very confident on whether motorola might provide the Android P 9.0 update to it or not. Because the American giant already made it clear that only one major update for the Moto G from now on. While the new president said that they will improve on updates. So, till the official lists comes up we shall just wait and watch what’s included in this, till then this is the best you can get.


List of Motorola phones not getting the Android P 9.0 Update

Image shows the moto e5 plus
  • Moto G5s Plus
  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Moto G5s
  • Moto G5
  • Moto E4 Plus
  • Moto E4
  • Moto E5 Plus
  • Moto E5
  • Moto E5 Play
  • Moto E5 Supra
  • Moto E3 Power
  • Moto M
  • Moto C Plus
  • Moto C
  • Droid Turbo 2
  • Motorola Z original
  • Motorola Moto Z Force Droid
  • Moto Z Play

These phones mentioned above either belong to the entry-level segment which nowadays hardly receives any love of significant Android updates or have already completed their two year Android Updates cycle. However, we feel that the latest Moto E5 series should at least be given a chance for one major Android update and we hope to see how the story develops for this, but Motorola has already made it clear that Moto E series now won’t receive any major Android upgrades, but will continue to receive Android Security updates.

As move closer to the official Stable AOSP release of Android P 9.0, all major Android OEMs will start posting their official list of phones that will this newest flavor of Android. We will keep you updated on what’s the status about the Android P 9.0 from Moto’s side, in the coming months.




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