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Motorola recently started seeding the Android 11 update to the Motorola G Pro, making it the first device from the Lenovo-owned smartphone maker to pack the new Android version.
The update is gradually rolling out to Motorola G Pro units around the world and brings with it a bunch of new features which were introduced with Android 11.
The Motorola G Pro is the only device for which the update is available. However, Motorola appears to be testing Android 11 on a bunch of devices, including the Motorola One Action, One Hyper, and One Vision.
That said, once Android 11 goes live for these devices, Motorola smartphone users can then expect to receive the update to Android 12.
Android 12 was recently released as a developer preview for Pixel devices by Google. Since the update is aimed at developers to start optimizing their apps for the next version of Android, there aren’t many new features or improvements yet.
The Developer Preview program is scheduled to end in April, after which Google will launch the public beta program for Android 12. During this period, some OEMs will also offer Android 12 in beta form for their flagships.
Unfortunately, we’re unlikely to see Motorola join Google in releasing the Android 12 beta for any of its devices, as the company has moved away from this practice in the past.
Motorola typically pushes two major OS updates to midrange and flagship devices, while budget offerings get one major update.
With that information at hand, we’ve put together a list of Motorola devices that we think will be eligible for the update to Android 12. Check it out below:
– Motorola Edge S
-Motorola Razr 5G
– Motorola G 5G
-Motorola G 5G Plus
– Motorola Moto G Power (2021)
– Motorola Moto G Stylus (2021)
– Motorola One 5G Ace
– Motorola One 5G
– Motorola One Fusion+
– Motorola One Fusion
– Motorola One Hyper
-Motorola Moto G Power
– Motorola Moto G Rapid
– Motorola G10 power supply
As for the Motorola G9 and G8 devices that come with Android 10 pre-installed, it is unclear if Motorola will install Android 12 on these devices as the company has only rolled out one major system update. operating for the G-series in the past.
And since these devices are running Android 10, the update to Android 11 might be the last major operating system update these smartphones will receive.
Motorola Android 12 release date
Motorola started rolling out the Android 11 update about 4 months after Google rolled out the stable update for its Pixel devices.
So if Google sticks to its previous rollout schedule, we could see the first Motorola device receiving the Android 12 update in January 2022.
However, with most OEMs steadily improving by pushing updates earlier than before, there’s a slim chance we’ll see Android 12 making its way to a Motorola smartphone before the end of the year. .
Of course, we also expect to see the company begin soak testing for the next version of Android before the public rollout. That said, you can head over to our dedicated tracker to learn all about Android 12.
Update 1 (July 12)
STI 3:55 p.m.: A recent Reddit thread indicates that Motorola currently has no plans for Android 12 update for Motorola Moto G20. Check out the full coverage on the same topic by heading here.
Update 2 (July 31)
IST 1:15 p.m.: Motorola has just confirmed that it will update the recently launched Motorola Edge 20 series to Android 12. You can read more about it here.
Update 3 (04 September)
IST 3:57 p.m.: Some Motorola Edge 20 Lite and Edge 20 Fusion users may be lucky enough to experience the Android 12 update before the general public thanks to the MFN program that has been launched. More on that here.
Update 4 (December 23)
IST 11:44 a.m.: In a blog post recently published by Motorola, the OEM goes on to showcase its Android 12-based My UX. This version is expected to start rolling out in February 2022 and these devices are expected to be updated.
– Motorola edge 20 pro
– Motorola Edge 20
– Motorola edge 20 lite
– Motorola edge 20 fusion
– Motorola Edge (2021)
– Motorola Edge 5G UW
-Motorola Edge Plus
– Motorola a 5G ace
– Motorola a 5G UW ace
– moto g200 5G
– moto g71 5G
– moto g51 5G
– motorcycle g41
– motorcycle g31
– motorcycle g100
– motorcycle g60s
– motorcycle g60
– moto g50 / moto g50 5G
– moto g40 fusion
– motorcycle g30
– moto g power (2022)
– pure moto g
– moto g 5G stylus
Update 5 (December 30)
IST 12:04: A Motorola admin has come to clarify some issues about how Motorola plans to roll out Android 12 to its devices.
Hello, I think there is some confusion surrounding the Android 12 announcement. We said “Android 12 is currently in beta testing with our Motorola Feedback Network, and our official Android 12 rollout will begin in February 2022.”
However, this does not mean that all the models on the list will be updated in February. This means that we will start rolling out our first Android 12 updates in February. That being said, when it comes to beta testing, (if you haven’t already), I recommend signing up for our Motorola Feedback Network (MFN).
Update 6 (January 7)
IST 9:00 p.m.: Many users who signed up for the Motorola Feedback Network beta test for Android 12 are now wondering if Motorola actually started the process. More on that here.
Update 7 (January 8)
IST 5:55 p.m.: Moto G Stylus 2022 is the next smartphone from Motorola which will be launched in the near future. And according to a to fleethe handset will come pre-installed with Android 11 and will only receive one major update which is Android 12.
Update 8 (January 12)
IST 4:02 p.m.: A screenshot of a Portuguese agent has created a misunderstanding that the Moto Edge 2020 will receive the Android 12 update. But now a community admin has clarified that this smartphone will not receive the Android 12 update.
Update 9 (January 13)
IST 1:54 p.m. (IST): Although the Moto Edge 2020 is not getting the Android 12 update, the community forum admin said it will continue to provide additional bug fixes for this Android 11-based handset.
Hello everyone. As I mentioned before, there are no plans to release Android 12 for the edge 2020 model. However, that does not mean that we will not continue to support the phone with additional bug fixes on Android 11 software.
We will continue to work to achieve improvements on the existing operating system. I fully understand that you want Android 12, but that’s not in the cards for this model. That being said, I’m making sure the appropriate teams hear your comments about not getting Android 12. (Source)
Update 10 (January 15)
IST 1:54 p.m. (IST): Motorola is apparently testing Android 12 for the Motorola Edge 20 in Brazil through its MFN program. More details here.
Update 11 (January 17)
1:02 p.m. (IST): The administrators of the community forum are to ask users to join the MFN program and if they are lucky, they will be able to test the Android 12 update before the general public.
Update 12 (January 18)
2:08 p.m. (IST): Motorola appears to be pushing updates to some of its system apps to add Android 12 support.
An user share a screenshot of the changelog provided on the Play Store for Motorola’s Device Help app in which it is mentioned that the update brought the Android 12 UI theme and also possibly added the numbers phone service or help centers in the app (for Brazil) .
Update 13 (January 19)
1:56 p.m. (IST): My UX 3.0 code based on Motorola’s Android 12 reveals that its latest operating system will use Google’s Monet theme engine, unlike Samsung and others who use their own engine.
Update 14 (January 26)
1:52 p.m. (IST): We previously predicted that the Moto One Fusion Plus would receive the Android 12 update, but now it turns out that won’t be the case. The company has confirmed this Motorola One Fusion Plus device is not expected to receive the Android 12 update.
To note: We will add the tracking chart to this article once Motorola installs the Android 12 beta or stable update on any device.
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