Back in August, Lenovo-owned smartphone maker Motorola announced that it would begin rolling out the Android 9.0 Pie update for the Moto Z3 and a few other smartphones starting this fall. While the company has pushed out the Pie update for the Android One Motorola One Power, the Moto Z3 is yet to receive the update. Fortunately, however, it now appears owners of the Moto Z3 may not have to wait very long for the Android 9.0 update. The smartphone has been certified by the Bluetooth SIG running on Android 9.0 Pie, which suggests the update is ready and could begin rolling out soon.
Moto Z3 Android Pie Update May Roll Out Soon
According to the Moto Z3 Bluetooth certification, the Android Pie update for the smartphone will arrive as software version PDX29.40. Since the Pie software has now been certified, it should not take very long for Motorola to begin pushing the update to Moto Z3 users. There is a good chance that some Moto Z3 owners may receive the Pie update before the end of the year. However, you should keep in mind that it is a major OS upgrade that we are talking about here. Major OS upgrades are rolled out in phases by manufacturers and it may take several weeks for the rollout to be completed. This means some Moto Z3 owners may have to wait until early next year for the Pie update.
The Android Pie update for the Moto Z3 will bring several new features such as a more intuitive Navigation and Recent App, improved Do Not Disturb mode, revamped split-screen mode, longer battery life, redesigned Quick Settings, simplified volume controls, and an easier way to manage notifications. Apart from the Moto Z3, the company will also be bringing Android 9.0 Pie to the Motorola One, Moto Z3 Play, Moto Z2 Force Edition, Moto Z2 Play, Moto X4, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6, and the Moto G6 Play. Since Motorola has so far released the Pie update only for the Motorola One Power, the other smartphones will probably be updated to the latest version of Android sometime early next year.