[Update: Aug. 24] Motorola Edge & Edge Plus new update, bugs, issues, problems tracker

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on July 26, 2021) follows:

The Motorola Edge+ was the first flagship phone from Lenovo-owned company to be released after it spent a couple of years focusing on their mid-range and budget-friendly market.

Not much after, Motorola launched the standard Edge model that was a bit toned down compared to its pricier ‘Plus’ model.

The Motorola Edge Plus was priced at $999 which put it right up against flagships from the big boys — Samsung and Apple. This left many potential buyers a bit disappointed.

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Fortunately, the standard Edge was more affordable at $699 but it too had a few compromises that made some steer clear away from it.

But these were only minor issues with the new phones. The biggest problem with the Motorola Edge Plus was the various issues with the screen that even trickled down to some Edge units.

There were multiple updates to address the problem but nothing seemed to have worked, eventually leading up to Motorola having to replace units, which in some cases, were no better.

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Nevertheless, in this post, we’ve be keeping tabs on all developments regarding the Motorola Edge and Edge Plus including details on minor or major bugs, security updates, and even Android OS updates.

Motorola Edge and Edge Plus software updates

The Motorola Edge and Edge Plus launched with Android 10 onboard and were set to bag at least two major OS updates. Android 11 was the first big OS update to hit the devices a few months ago.

Now the devices are in line to bag the update to Android 12. This could be the last major OS update for the devices after which they will continue receiving security patches for another year.

That said, in this section we’ll be tracking all the upcoming updates, including security patches, for the Motorola Edge and Edge Plus.

We’d also greatly appreciate any tips regarding updates or bugs and issues related to the Moto Edge and Edge+ to be dropped in the comments below or you can even reach out to us via Twitter.

Info. last updated on Device Version Region / Download Changelog / User reports
July 26 Motorola Edge Plus RPB31.Q1-19-58-26 Verizon US 1, 2
July 26 Motorola Edge RPDS31.Q4U-39-26-4-4 Multiple N/A
August 24 Motorola Edge RPD31.Q4U-39-26-14 Brazil, Argentina N/A

Note: Some of the information used in the table above has been sourced from the Moto Updates Tracker channel on Telegram.

Bugs, issues, and problems

As we had mentioned earlier, it was a rough start for Motorola’s flagship as it came under fire for screen-related issues. But apart from that, there are new software-related bugs and issues that popped up after the company started seeding the stable Android 11 update.

Not being able to control the Edge display is one of the various issues that were brought along with the new OS. That said, in this section, we’ll keep track of some known bugs and issues with the Motorola Edge and Edge+ as well as any new ones that pop into existence.

Info. last updated on Bug description Device Status
July 26 Option to toggle on/off Display edge not available Edge/Edge Plus Intentional behavior
July 26 Split-screen windows cannot be resized Edge/Edge Plus Under investigation
July 26 Screen flickers when tapping split-screen adjustment bar Edge/Edge Plus Under investigation
July 26 Laggy animations in the homescreen Edge Acknowledged
July 26 App icon disappears/delayed app launch Edge/Edge Plus Acknowledged
Bug description Device Status
July 26 Fingerprint scanner icon persists on lockscreen and peek display Edge/Edge Plus Acknowledged
July 26 Scheduled power off/auto-shutdown not working Edge/Edge Plus Improvements upcoming
July 26 Keyboard app collapse in split screen mode Edge/Edge Plus Under investigation

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Dwayne Cubbins

I've been interested in tech for as long as I can remember. And I used to be a Windows Phone enthusiast. When I am not writing about tech, I'm on the couch playing games with my squad. Oh, I also play the guitar and drums.