[Updated] Motorola Moto Z3 Play & Moto G8 Plus Android 10 update slated for this month; Moto G7 Android Q scheduled for July

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (published on April 10) follows:

From the early days of Android, Motorola devices came with skins that were as close to stock Android as possible. This was even before we had the Android One Program. This meant that Motorola devices ran relatively clean versions of Android, at least compared to other players in the Android ecosystem.

Since then, Motorola has fallen into tough times in this unforgiving smartphone industry that has laid claim to way too many casualties. But Motorola chugs on, releasing rather capable and appealing devices.


Two of its current devices are the Motorola Moto Z3 Play and the Moto G8 Plus. These devices were unveiled back in June 2018 and October 2019 respectively and currently, both run on Android 9 Pie. Users have been on edge as to when these devices are likely to get updated to Android 10.

Thanks to Masmotorola, we get a little clue as to when Motorola is planning to roll out this eagerly awaited update to some of Motorola’s most popular smartphones in the market today.

According to the publication, Moto Z3 Play will get updated to Android 10 in April 2020, and so will the Moto G8 Plus. The same publication states that the Motorola Moto G6 and G7 range should get updated to Android 10 sometime in July 2020.

Motorola Android 10 (Source)

It is interesting that the Moto G6 would get mentioned here. This is because traditionally, Moto G series aren’t given more than one OS update. That said, for those of you hopeful, you might want to tame your expectations on this one because it’s less likely that Motorola will change its trend for a single device.

All things considered, Motorola is doing a relatively good job. The Motorola Z3 Play recently bagged the March 2020 Android security patch update. Moto G7 Plus already been updated to Android 10 while the Moto G7 base variant expected the update somewhere in Q2, 2020(Now confirmed to be July).

We shall keep an eye on this story and update as, and when these updates roll out. Keep tabs with our dedicated Motorola section for the very latest on this.

Update 1 (May 12, 2020)

The Android 10 update for the Motorola G8 plus seems far as the device picks up a new security update. Head here for more coverage.

Update 2 (July 8, 2020)

The Android 10 update for the Moto G8 Plus is unlikely as support says the device not eligible for the update. Head here for more coverage.

Update 3 (August 22, 2020)

Motorola Brazil has now confirmed that the company has shelved the plans to release the Android 10 update for the Moto Z3 Play. Apparently, Motorola did test the Android 10 update for the device, however, it has decided not to release the update for unknown reasons. See the full story here.

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