Last month, Lenovo-owned, Motorola had confirmed that its eight smartphones will get Android 9 Pie update. These eight devices in the list covered the handsets from the high-end one to the mid-range one that includes: Motorola One, Motorola One Power, Moto Z3, Moto Z3 Play, Moto Z2 Force Edition, Moto Z2 Play, Moto X4, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6, and the Moto G6 Play. Well, it seems now, that Motorola has started testing the Android 9 Pie update for one of its smartphones, i.e the Moto G6 internally. The reason for this is that, the Moto G6 has appeared on Geekbench, running on the latest Android 9 Pie.
If we go by the details mentioned by the benchmark listing, we can see that Motorola is currently testing this latest Android 9 Pie update for the base 3GB RAM and 32GB model of the Moto G6. Additionally, during the earlier Android 8.1 version, the Moto G6 had managed to score 741 points in the single-core test and 3803 points in the multi-core test. These scores now has been improved on the latest Android 9 Pie update, where we can see the device jumping to almost 1143 points in the single-core test, and 3989 points in the multi-core test.
As of now, there are no exact details known, as such when does Motorola plans to release this latest Android 9 Pie OTA update. Maybe when a prior soak testing begins, we can get the idea when an official rollout will take place.
This upcoming Android 9 Pie update should bring in some extra features for the handset, that includes: Redesigned Quick Settings, easier way to manage notifications, elementary volume controls, improved Do Not Disturb mode, and a new Recent App navigation. Additionally, we even can expect the smartphone to offer the latest Android security patch as well. As the days pass, we should get more details as and when does Motorola plans the official rollout of this newer version.
In a related news, we saw Motorola launching the Moto G6’s high-end model, the Moto G6 Plus in India two days ago. The smartphone features a 5.93-inch FHD+ 18:9 display, 2.2GHz Snapdragon 630 SoC, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Imaging-wise, it sports a 12MP+5MP rear-facing camera, and a 16MP selfie shooter. A 3200mAh battery capacity keeps the device running, that has a Turbo charging support.