Motorola is among a few brands which are dominating the mid-range phones category. Moto G8 & Moto G8 Power are two phones from the mid-range section. And if you own any of the two devices, then finally you will get to experience Android 11 on your device. Here you will know about the Android 11 update for Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power.
Motorola does not have a good update history, and so this may be surprising for Moto users. Moto G8 series is the second mid-range Moto series to get a stable Android 11 update after the Moto G Pro which gets the update in January 2021.
As you know many flagship device users are still waiting for the stable Android 11 update such as OnePlus 7/7T users, so this is an impressive move from Motorola. And if the OEM continues surprising its users Moto G series may again go popular like its early days.
Last year Motorola shared the list of devices that will get the Android 11 update, but the timeline is missing. And as the OEM promised, Moto G8 and Moto G8 Play starts receiving stable Android 11 updates with a bunch of new features.
Moto G8 and Moto G8 Play are among the first few devices to get the Android 11 beta last year in November. And after a long software testing, users already started receiving the stable Android 11 update at least in some regions for now.
A few users reportedly received the update already, which means it won’t be long when you also receive the update if you haven’t already. Moto G8 Android 11 update and Moto G8 Power Android 11 updates are rolling out to the public with the build version RPE31.Q4U-47-35. Since it is a major update, you should expect the update size to be bigger. Also, the Android 11 update for Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power brings the Feb 2021 security patch.
Now if we talk about new features and changes, the stable Android 11 update comes with many new features such as Screen Recording, Chat bubbles, Smart Home Controls, enhanced privacy settings, Notification history, new Notification layout, and much more. As Motorola phones run on a similar UI as Stock Android, you will get most of the Android 11 features.
The Android 11 update for Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power is rolling out in Colombia and it is expected to go live in other regions soon. Also, Motorola releases Android updates in batches which means you may or may not get the Android 11 update soon. But you can make sure from your side that the update is available or not by going to Settings > System > Software Update. And if the update is available for your device, click on the Download and Install button. It will update and reboot your phone.
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