Several months have passed since the Android 11 release from Google. In fact, the search giant is about to unveil the first developer preview of Android 12. However, having the latest software running on their devices isn’t a reality for those who haven’t a Pixel smartphone. Many companies are still running to ensure stable Android 11 updates. Meanwhile, other brands like Motorola are still struggling to deliver Android 10 to some devices. Today, the wait is over for the Moto G8 Play which is finally getting Android 10 after several months of waiting.
The Android 10 update took 14 months to reach the Moto G8 Play
The device was released in 2019 with Android 9 Pie and since then users have been waiting for the Android 10 update. Today, the company is giving the update-treatment to the mid-range phone. Unfortunately, Android 10 isn’t the most exciting update to get nowadays. To make things a little worse, it comes with the outdated December 2020 security patch.
The Moto G8 Play is getting the Android 10 firmware update with the QMD30.47.19 software version. This is a major update, so it requires a chunk of data for downloading the OTA. So make sure to download it through Wi-Fi to avoid unwanted data consumption. Worth noting, that a couple of days ago, the Lenovo-owned company rolled out the update for the Moto One Macro.
So far the update seems to be rolling out for customers in Brazil. Some users already received the update on their devices. The Android 10 update introduces System-Wide Dark Mode, granular notification controls, a new gesture navigation system, improved security, and more. As we’ve mentioned before, the update seems to be covering only the devices in Brazil. However, we know that it is just a matter of time until it starts to reach devices in other regions. If you didn’t receive the notification, you can try your luck via the Settings App.
As aforementioned, the device was released in October 2019 with Android 9 Pie in tow. It came after Google’s Android 10 announcement, but still, Motorola took nearly 14 months to bring Android 10 for it. The device flaunts a 6.2-inch LCD with HD+ resolution. Under the hood, the device carries the MediaTek Helio P70 paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of Internal Storage. The device brings a triple-camera setup with 13MP wide, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP depth sensors. The handset draws power from a 4,000mAh battery. Unfortunately, this seems to be the end of the line for the handset, as we don’t have much hope for Android 11. Perhaps, in the next year.