Motorola Moto Z2 Force Android Pie (9.0) update rolls out

Moto Z2 Force is the American phone manufacturer Motorola’s 2017 high end device (powered by Snapdragon 835) that originally shipped with Android Nougat. The phone was bumped to Android 8.0 Oreo by the end of the launch year at least on Verizon, followed by other carriers later.

User shared image of Oreo update on Moto Z2 Force

As was announced by the company last year in August, Moto Z2 Force was due to receive Android 9.0 Pie sometime starting fall this year along with other phones like Moto Z3/Z3 Play, Moto Z2 Play, Moto X4, Moto G6/G6 Plus/G6 Play. Regarding Pie’s advent on Moto Z2 Play, Motorola recently shared:

we are finalizing the tests and the sooner you will have the experience of having the Android Pie running smoothly and perfectly in your Z2 Play, you can trust! ?

Since Motorola shared the list of Pie compatible devices, along with other Motorola phone users, Moto Z2 Force users have been gawking Pie’s arrival as well as inquiring about the same across online discussion platforms. Here are some recently posted queries on micro-blogging site Twitter:


But the wait is finally over.

Motorola is now pushing Android Pie to Moto Z2 Force units. The update bearing build number PPX29.159-10 brings along the May security patch (translated from Portuguese). The information came from Moto Z2 Force users on Twitter and XDA recently.

We haven’t got hands on the changelog yet, but a feature that we can confirm in this implementation of Pie is scrolling screenshot (as can be seen in the following images):


It’s worth mentioning, the location of the user who shared the Pie update details is Brazil. So it’s likely the update is being pushed to Brazilian region devices. Also, as we aren’t able to locate any official word from Motorola about the roll out, this could even be a soak test.

So don’t expect to receive the update right away. Rest assured, we are looking for more info and will update the story as and when we get hands on anything relevant. Just in case Pie has landed on your Moto Z2 Force unit, do share with us how it’s acting on your phone by dropping a comment below.

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