Lately, Motorola has struggled to get a foothold in the upper end of the smartphone market, but it still seems to have quite a grip in the budget category. While the E-series devices are built to cater to entry-level users, G-series phones offer the near-perfect blend of affordability and performance.
Encouraged by the success of its G7 devices, Motorola has proudly introduced the 8th generation of G-series devices, the Moto G8 Plus and G8 Play. As expected, the bigger and bolder G8 Plus packs all the bells and whistles, but the G8 Play, too, isn’t a bad device by any means.
In this section, we’ll keep track of all the software updates — big or small — released for the G8 devices, making sure you have all the necessary information whenever you need it. So, without further ado, let’s get to it.
November 19, 2019: Motorola has announced a software update for the Moto G8 Plus. The update, which is expected to go live in the coming weeks, brings the November 2019 security patch to the 2019 Moto G-series device.
When will Moto G8 get Android 10?
- G8 Plus could get Android 10 in December 2019
- G8 Play could get Android 10 in Q1 2020
- Brazil and India could get the software first
As both the devices hit the shelves after the official unveiling of Android 10, many expected Motorola to bless the G8 duo with 10 right away. Sadly, Motorola couldn’t optimize the software in time and stuck with the reliable Android 9 Pie. However, the company has promised that the update is already in the works. Traditionally, Motorola rolls out its latest software first in Brazil and India, respectively, and we expect them to keep up the tradition with Android 10, as well.
When will Moto G8 Android 10 soak test begin?
If things go according to plan, Motorola could commence the beta program in early December in Brazil and India. The USA generally gets new Android updates around a month after their initial release in Brazil and we could see the same trend this year, as well. Due to the delay, Moto G8 devices in the United States could be left out of the beta program and directly get the stable build.
Related → Motorola Android 10 update news
New features in Moto G8 Android 10 update
Motorola takes great pride in bringing a near-stock Android experience to its users. Unlike Samsung’s One UI 2, Motorola will keep Android 10’s look and feel intact, while delivering all or most of its standout features. Dark theme, Focus Mode, reworked gesture-based navigation, and more — Android 10 is set to be an exciting update for the G8 duo.
Moto G8 Plus Update Timeline
|Release date||Software version — Changelog|
|19 Nov 2019||November 2019 security patch announced|
Do you have the Moto G8 handset with you? What are your thoughts on the device?