Motorola Android 11 Update: Everything We Know So Far

Motorola, one of the biggest OEMs in past years with both flagship and budget-tier devices, has seen a fall in position. This happened mainly after Lenovo took over it, and it took a while for the company to bounce back. However, in recent times, Motorola has made kind of a comeback with some new value-for-money devices. Recently, we have had only the Motorola Razr as the only flagship from the company with a wide range of budget segment devices. But that seems to be where Motorola shines, though, as their budget devices have received huge success from the masses. Moto Z4 and Moto One Power are probably two of the most compelling value-for-money devices out there from Motorola with a stock-like UI experience. The stock-like UI is Motorola’s very own signature in this industry.

Latest Update as of December 22, 2020: 

Motorola has confirmed via a blog post that 23 Motorola phones are eligible for latest Android 11 update. The list includes Moto G 5G, Moto G 5G Plus, Moto G Fast, Motorola Razr 5G, Motorola Razr 2019, Motorola Edge, Motorola Edge+, Moto G9, Moto G9 Play, Moto G9 Plus, Moto G9 Power, Motorola One 5G, Motorola One Hyper, Motorola One Vision, Moto G Power, Moto G Pro, Motorola One Action, Motorola One Fusion, Motorola One Fusion+, Moto G Stylus, Moto G8, Moto G8 Power, and Lenovo K12 Note. The company has not revealed rollout timeline, however, we can expect starting from January 2021. You can keep checking Motorola’s dedicated upgrade portal section to find out current status.

The original story (published on April 11, 2020) follows:

As far as software updates are concerned, some Motorola devices are waiting for the Android 10 update, while some already received it in early 2020. The updates start rolling out only after Google’s stable Android release. This year around, though, Google has pushed two new developer preview updates of Android 11. These preview builds are pushed out as OTA updates for Android 11 eligible Pixel devices, and developers are now testing the new features they have included in this preview build. This release happened much earlier than expected from Google, so that we might see an early release for the official release of Android 11, too.

When will Motorola release the Android 11 beta?

  • Motorola may release its Android 11 beta in November 2020. The selected Motorola users will get access to the beta program.

Motorola pushes out a beta update to a selected few models a couple of months before the release. It is done so that users can report the bugs they are experiencing, and then developers work on it for a stable official release. Last year, it was November when the beta version of Android 10 was released for some selected users. This time around, we can expect a similar time frame too. But looking at the early release of the developer preview, if Google decides to push out the stable sooner than last year, then we might see Motorola do the same thing with their beta release, too.

This year around, we can expect the Moto One Hyper and Moto G8 series to be the ones to receive the beta update. However, not every G8 user or Moto One Hyper user will receive the update. While some are keen to get the update as soon as possible, some prefer a later release with stable performance without any bugs. So, this beta program is only for those keen users. To receive the upcoming beta release on their devices, users need to sign up for Motorola’s feedback network through the company’s website.

eligible Motorola for Android 11

List of Motorola phones expected to receive Android 11

  • Motorola One Action
  • Motorola One Vision
  • Motorola One Macro
  • Motorola One Hyper
  • Motorola One Zoom
  • Moto G8 Power
  • Moto G8 Power Lite
  • Moto G Stylus
  • Moto G Power
  • Moto Razr (2019)
  • Moto G8 Plus
  • Moto E6s (2020)

Motorola usually takes a fair bit of time for their official OTA updates. Based on their track record, we have compiled a list of all eligible phones along with the expected dates for the Android 11 update for them. Please note that the above list is not official and is only based on their previous years’ track record.

These Motorola phones may not receive the Android 11

  • Moto E5
  • Moto E5 Play
  • Moto E5 Play Go
  • Moto E5 Cruise
  • Moto E5 Plus
  • Moto G8 Play
  • Moto G7
  • Moto G7 Play
  • Moto G7 Plus
  • Moto G6 Play
  • Moto G7 Power
  • Moto G6
  • Moto G6 Plus
  • Moto E6
  • Moto E6 Play
  • Moto E6 Plus
  • Moto Z3
  • Moto Z3 Play
  • Moto Z4
  • Moto X4
  • Motorola P30
  • Motorola One (P30 Play)
  • Motorola One Power (P30 Note)

If you have seen your Motorola device in the above list, then chances are that it won’t be receiving the Android 11 update. However, if you still want the upcoming OS version on your device, then you could try installing custom ROMs such as LineageOS for your device once Google releases the official stable version of Android 11.

Amal is a tech worm who always keeps an eye on the latest tech news. Writing for tech related stuff is his passion. At DealNTech, he is responsible to update the readers with the latest phone news. Email: [email protected]

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