Motorola fans will soon have another thing to be excited about, as the Motorola One Power (Review) Android 9 Pie upgrade seems to be coming soon. A new video leak shows the handset running Android 9 Pie, detailing all the key features that the new update will bring to the device. This means that Motorola has tested the software enough internally and stabilized it, and hence, the official stable roll-out of the Android 9 Pie for Motorola One Power could be a matter of just a few more days.
The video shows how the user experience will change with the much-awaited upgrade. The Motorola One Power is an Android One device, so you can’t really expect Motorola to change much from the official Android 9 Pie, but there are some differences. The Motorola One Power will work faster and last longer (battery-wise) after the upgrade, and the look-and-feel of the device is all set to transform. Read on for details.
How Will The Motorola One Power Feel After Android 9 Pie Upgrade?
Technology news website Techroider ran the Android 9 Pie Beta on the Motorola One Power and released a video showing the new UI. The Beta testing has been pulled back, though, so you will not be able to try out the Android 9 Pie for Motorola One Power until Motorola released an official stable version for all users, which is expected to happen in late November or at least by December.
The UI is entirely new and looks nothing like the present software look and feel, which is stock Android 8.1 Oreo. Icons are seen in a blue-green shade, and the settings menu, as well as the notifications panel, are all new. The volume and brightness bars are new and vertical, as we saw in the Android 9 Pie’s official software.
There are fullscreen navigation gestures the same as Android 9 Pie, with no tinkering from Motorola. As of now, one cannot find the ‘Hide Notch’ option with the update, but it may be added in the official update. The user in the video says that the performance and battery life have improved significantly as compared to Android Oreo on the device.
In a push to comply with Material Design 2018, Motorola has redesigned the UI to make for better ease of use, such as bottom navigation and a lag-free software. The Moto features remain the same and so does the camera app. But you can pick a light or a dark theme for the device now, and there is the adaptive brightness feature to go with the change in background.
There is one thing missing in the video which is certainly will make it to the Motorola One Power with the official Android 9 Pie upgrade. This is Android’s Digital Wellbeing feature, which is being added by Google to all Android 9 Pie-based phones under the Android One programme. Even if you don’t find this app pre-installed in your Motorola One Power after the Pie upgrade, you can simply download it from Google store. The app helps you keep a tab on your smartphone use, and hence, can aid in reaching smartphone de-addiction goals.
Key Specs and Features Of Motorola One Power
The Motorola One Power has been a steady bestseller in India, and we recently reported that the device has reached the US market as well. The device sports a large 5000mAh battery that Motorola says will last for two days straight. It has a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display with a notch and is powered by Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 636 octa-core chipset. There is 4GB of RAM and you get 64GB of expandable internal storage.
The rear dual-camera has a 16MP+5MP setup while the front shooter has 12MP resolution. The device was launched under the Android One programme, so it will go on to upgrade from Android Oreo to Android 9 Pie and then to Android Q, officially. All this is for a highly agreeable asking price of INR 15,999.