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Motorola Moto G6, G6 Plus, G6 Play Android 10 update, security updates, and more: Verizon releases October patch for G6 Play

Motorola under Lenovo isn’t the same software caring OEM as it was back when Moto G sets were news. You do not get security updates in a very timely manner, and the OS update in Pie was delayed a lot, too. But now that Android 10 update is out, let’s talk about whether and when Moto G6 will get it, and also the recent updates released for the Global and Verizon Moto G6.

Latest news

November 14, 2019: Verizon Wireless has started rolling out an update for the Moto G6 Play. The OTA, which carries software version PDP29.118-67, optimizes the device’s battery consumption and bumps up its security patch to October 2019.

November 06, 2019: Motorola has made an announcement regarding an upcoming update for its Moto G6 Plus. The OTA, which is yet to be rolled out, will bring the November 2019 security patch.

October 10, 2019: Motorola has announced an update for its Moto G6. The update comes off as a regular security update, bumping the device’s security patch up to October 2019 and bringing general bug fixes.

October 08, 2019: The Motorola Moto G6 Play is on course to get a security update. As per Motorola’s release notes, the G6 Play would receive an OTA, which would bring the October 2019 security patch and some bug fixes.

September 25, 2019: One of the largest telecom companies in the US, Sprint, has started rolling out an update for the Moto G6 Play. Carrying software version PCPS29.118-41-1, the update brings August/September 2019 security patches.

August 29, 2019: Motorola has announced a software update for the Moto G6 Play. The OTA improves call functionality and bumps up the device’s security patch to August 2019.

August 26, 2019: Motorola has announced an update for the Moto G6 Plus. The OTA brings September 2019 security patch, fixes known bugs, and improves overall system performance.

August 23, 2019: New update from Verizon is now rolling out for its Moto G6, coming in as software version PDS29.118-15-11 (System Update 5). The update brings August 2019 security patch, fixes the lags during scrolling and typing on the phone and improves the overall interaction with the phone. Earlier, Motorola had announced the August update for the unlocked Moto G6 sets too on its support domain.

July 01, 2019: Motorola today announced the June update for the Moto G6 in the US. Besides the latest security patches, Motorola says the update also improves stability of the device as well as fix bugs.

Will Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play get Android 10 update

Motorola is no longer updating its budget phones in the Moto G lineup with two OS updates, unlike what it used in the series’ first few years.

As the Moto G6 has already had its single OS update in Android Pie, so it won’t be getting another OS update in the form of Android 10 from Motorola. But that’s about official Android 10 update, users may still get it unofficially, see below.

Check out: Motorola Android 10 update

Unofficial Android 10 update

Motorola may not update Moto G6 to Android 10, but all hope is not lost. The Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Power may still get Android 10 update unofficially in the form of custom ROMs as there is good support for the device in the aftermarket development scene.

→ Keep an eye for Android 10 custom ROMs here: Moto G6 | G6 Plus | G6 Play

The development of Android 10 custom ROMs should begin some time after Google releases Android 10 to the AOSP as that what developers use to do their work and build ROMs. But it would take a few months before stable Android 10 ROMs are available that are suitable as a daily driver.

All in all, you may begin to see Android 10 based custom ROMs beginning December 2019 but we won’t be surprised if some smart developers make one even before that.

Global Moto G6

Motorola is no longer the same company that used to roll out updates swiftly. Apparently, those using the Moto G6 will not receive monthly security updates, rather, the company will only be sending out these updates after a period of between 60 and 90 days.

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
06 Nov 2019NA — November 2019 security patch announced
10 Oct 2019NA — October 2019 security patch announced
07 Aug 2019NA — August 2019 security patch
21 Mar 2019PPS29.55-24 — January 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie update (India)
15 Feb 2019NA — Android 9 Pie OS update, December 2018 security patch (for Brazil only)
23 Jan 2019NA — January 2019 security patch and improved support for Android Messages
18 Oct 2018OPSS27.82-87-3 — September 2018 security update
19 Apr 2018Android 8.0 Oreo — Pre-installed

Verizon Moto G6

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
23 Aug 2019PDS29.118-15-11 — July and August 2019 security patch
10 Jul 2019PDS29.118-15-2 — April, May, and June 2019 security patch, but mainly, Android 9 Pie update
29 Mar 2019ODSS27.104-95-6 — March 2019 security patch

Moto G6 Android Pie

Global Moto G6 Plus

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
26 Aug 2019NA — September 2019 security patch, bug fixes, stability improvements
15 Jul 2019NA — July 2019 security patch
19 Apr 2019NA — February 2019 security patch
23 Jan 2019NA — January 2019 security patch;  and improved support for Android Messages
08 Jan 2019NA — Android 9 Pie OS update (US)
31 Dec 2018NA — December 2018 security patch; Android 9 Pie OS update (India)
05 May 2018OPW27.113-45 | Android 8.0 — April 2018 security patch
22 Apr 2018OPW27.113-25 | Android 8.0 — March 2018 security patch
19 Apr 2018Android 8.0 Oreo — Pre-installed

Global Moto G6 Play

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
08 Oct 2019NA — October 2019 security patch announced
29 Aug 2019NA — Call functionality improvement, August 2019 security patch
19 Aug 2019PPP 29.55-35-12 — June 2019 security patch, new features: One-button navigation, Digital Wellbeing, and stability improvements
14 Aug 2019NA — August 2019 Security Patch
10 Jul 2019NA — June 2019 security patch
09 May 2019OPPS27.91-140-6 — May 2019 security patch
18 Feb 2019NA — January 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie update (India and Brazil)
15 Nov 2018OCP27.91-150 — October 2018 security patch
04 Oct 2018OPP27.91-143 — September 2018 security patch
10 Jul 2018OPP27.91-87 — June 2018 security patch
01 Apr 2018OPP27.91-35 — Pre-installed

AT&T Moto G6 Play

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
22 Jul 2019OCPS27.91-62-19 — June 2019 security patch
23 Apr 2019OCPS27.91-62-16 — March 2019 security patch
30 Jan 2019OCPS27.91-62-13 — January 2019 security patch
29 Nov 2018OCPS27.91-62-10 — November 2018 security patch
05 Sep 2018OCPS27.91-62-3 — July 2018 security patch
01 May 2018OCP27.91-62 — Pre-installed

Sprint Moto G6 Play

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
25 Sep 2019PCPS29.118-41-1 — August/September 2019 security patches
30 Jan 2019OCPS27.91-150-4 — January 2019 security patch
29 Nov 2018OCPS27.91-150-2 — November 2018 security patch
25 Oct 2018OCP27.91-150 — October 2018 security patch
05 Sep 2018OCPS27.91-23-3 — July 2018 security patch
01 May 2018OCP27.91-23 — Pre-installed

Verizon Moto G6 Play

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
14 Nov 2019PDP29.118-67 — October 2019 security patch, Optimized battery consumption
16 Jul 2019PDP29.118-38 — June 2019 security patch; Android 9 Pie OS, and GPS accuracy improvements
17 Apr 2019ODPS27.91-106-4-8 — February 2019 security patch
29 Jan 2019ODPS27.91-106-4-6 — January 2019 security patch
28 Nov 2018ODPS27.91-106-4-4 — November 2018 security patch
10 Oct 2018ODPS27.91-106-4-2 — September 2018 security patch
04 Sep 2018ODP27.91-106-4 — July 2018 security patch
19 Apr 2018ODP27.91-24-2 — Pre-installed

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Sources: Verizon | Motorola

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