Moto G6 Play Pie update: Latest OTA brings stable Android 9 in Brazil and India; March patch in the U.S.

Moto G6 Play software update

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March 06, 2019: A new update has been detailed for the Moto G6 Play in the U.S. with the latest Android security patch for March 2019. The update is expected to begin rolling out this week and since its airborne, it will take some time before all owners of the device get the nod.

February 18, 2019: A couple of days after Android 9 Pie showed up on the Brazilian variant of the Moto G6 Play, Motorola India has published the official Pie release notes for the handset, implying that the rollout is ready to begin. Besides Pie, the new G6 Play update also installs January 2019 security patches to the handset.

The update is airborne, meaning some Moto G6 Play users in India will receive the download notification ahead of others.


February 16, 2019: If you live in Brazil and own the Moto G6 Play, a new update is available for download. The update installs Android 9 Pie to the handset alongside a new Android security patch. The Pie update brings features like adaptive brightness, adaptive battery, new notification UI, gestures for navigation, revamped UI, and more.

The same update is expected to arrive in more markets in the coming days and weeks.

Original article below:

For the latest software update news related to the Motorola Moto G6 Play, we have you covered. In this post, details of the Moto G6 Play software update news, be it minor security updates and bug fixes or major Android OS upgrades, have been highlighted.

To keep the page up to date, we’ll update it regularly with the latest news available, including any interesting unofficial software update news.


Moto G6 Play update timeline

Global Moto G6 Play

Date Software version Changelog
18 Feb 2019 Android 9 Pie Installs Android 9 Pie update with January 2019 security patch in India
16 Feb 2019 Android 9 Pie Installs an update to Android 9 Pie in Brazil. The update brings features like adaptive battery, adaptive brightness, gestures for navigation, revamped UI, and more

Verizon Moto G6 Play

Date Software version Changelog
29 Jan 2019 ODPS27.91-106-4-6 | Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch
28 Nov 2018 ODPS27.91-106-4-4 | Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
10 Oct 2018 ODPS27.91-106-4-2 | Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
04 Sep 2018 ODP27.91-106-4 | Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
19 Apr 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo Pre-installed


Moto G6 Play Android Pie update

  • Released on Feb 16 in Brazil; Feb 18 in India

As of February 18, 2019, Motorola Moto G6 Play users in Brazil and India can download and install Android 9 Pie on their devices. The rest of the globe, including the U.S., Europe, and other markets in Asia should begin receiving Pie towards the end of February and in March 2019.


PSA: No monthly security updates

According to Motorola, 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.

Any questions about the latest Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play handsets, even unrelated to software updates? Feel free to shoot them in your comments below.

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