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

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
09 Dec 2019NA — December 2019 security patch
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
28 Feb 2020PDSS29.118-15-11-9 — February 2020 security patch
05 Dec 2019PDSS29.118-15-11-2 — October 2019 security patch
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
04 Dec 2019NA — December 2019 security patch announced, Bug fixes, Stability improvements
02 Dec 2019NA — December 2019 security patch announced
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
26 Dec 2019PCPS29.118-67-3 — December 2019 security patch
24 Oct 2019PCPS29.118-41-2 — October 2019 security patch
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
21 Feb 2020PDPS29.118-67-5 — February 2020 security patch
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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