Users of the Motorola Moto G6 Plus can now get started with Android 9.0 (Pie). Lenovo has started with the rollout of the latest version of the mobile operating system in Europe.
Motorola Moto G6 Plus gets Android Pie
Various readers let Android Planet know that the Android 9.0 (Pie) update for the Motorola Moto G6 Plus is available in the Netherlands. The update is gradually rolling out over the air to all users. The update is currently only available for the Moto G6 Plus: users of the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play have to wait a little longer. It is unclear when the manufacturer will release an Android Pie update for these phones.
In addition to all the improvements in Android 9.0, the update also includes the December 2018 security update. Because the Moto G6 Plus is part of the Android Enterprise Recommended program, the smartphone is provided with security patches for up to three years after the release. In this case this means that the G6 Plus is supported until May 2021. Larger Android updates are probably no longer released: Motorola has announced that devices in the Moto G series will only receive one major Android upgrade.
Android Pie introduces improved, richer notifications. You can also replace the traditional navigation buttons open at the bottom with a new gesture control. Then you swipe up for example to go to your home screen, instead of pressing the home button. Google also relies on artificial intelligence, among other things to improve battery life. AI is also used with “Adaptive Brightness”, which automatically adjusts the brightness smarter to your preferences.
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The new Android 9.0 Pie comes with many new features :
- Android Pie helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least, it's the super power you can't even see.
- With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed.
- Picture-in-Picture allows you to see two apps at once, it's like having super strength and laser vision.
- Notification Dots: Press the notification dots to quickly see what's new, and easily clear them by swiping away.
- Android Instant Apps: Teleport directly into new apps right from your browser, no installation needed.
- Google Play Protect: Working to keep your device and data safe from misbehaving apps by scanning over 50 billion apps per day, even the ones you haven't installed yet!
- Whether you're talking, playing, working or streaming, you can feel confident about keeping your battery strong and full of life.
- Share the feels with a fully redesigned emoji set, including over 60 new emoji.
- Better RAM Management.
- It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
- OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
- Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
- New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
- State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
- and other cool features.
Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to Oreo 8.0.
Step 1:Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.
Step 2:Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.
Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.
Step 3:Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.
Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android Pie 9.0 file first. Download Android Pie_9.0.zip