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Motorola Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power, and G7 Play Android 10 update, security updates, and more: August update released

Motorola is not the most generous OEM on the market when it comes to bringing software updates to older devices, but usually, they are quite good with keeping their newest smartphones up to date. In this section, we’ll take a look at the company’s latest mid-range devices, the Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Play, and Moto G7 Power, and discuss everything related to upcoming/recently released software updates, Android 10, and more at in various regions including the US carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

Latest News

September 07, 2019: The Moto G7 Power at Verizon is getting a new software update that brings the August security patch to the device. Identified as software version PDOS29.114-134-2, the new OTA update is available since September 3rd.

August 12, 2019: Verizon has started rolling out an update for Moto G7 Power. The update, dubbed as PDO29.114-134, brings stability improvements, audio quality enhancement for BT and with 3rd party app, Message+ audio support, and June 2019 security patch.

August 12, 2019: Motorola has announced a stability update for Moto G7 Play. It also bundles the previously released August 2019 security patch.

August 05, 2019: Motorola has shared the official release notes for August 2019 security patch for the Moto G7, Moto G7 Play and G7 Plus in the United States. The rollout hasn’t officially begun, but it should commence sooner rather than later.

Android 10 features

Will Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power, and G7 Play get Android 10 update?

The Moto G6 and Moto G5 may miss out on the upcoming Android release (formerly Android Q), but the G7 users should get a taste of Android 10 sooner rather than later. All G7 phones come with Android 9 Pie out of the box, and with Motorola ensuring at least one major Android OS update, users can afford to look forward to the upcoming Google OS release.

Motorola usually doesn’t change things too much, preserving Android’s pristine form. However, that doesn’t necessarily guarantee superfast updates.

Motorola Android 10 release date

When will Moto G7 get Android 10 update?

  • G7 and G7 Plus may get Android 10 in Nov-Dec 2019
  • G7 Play and G7 Power are expected to get Android 10 in Q1 2020

The Android 10 update will be the first and also the last OS update for the Moto G7 series that includes standard Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Play, and Moto G7 Power.

The Android 10 update is expected to arrive between December 2019 and January 2020. The company could start beta testing by October 2019.

Please the note that the release date will differ for the various Moto G7 handsets. We expect the standard Moto G7 and Moto G7 Plus will get the update soo, but it may take an age before the Android 10 update shows up for the G7 Power and G7 Play. We saw something similar happen with the Moto G6 Play last year, and even though it may not sound fair, it’s a standard for Motorola.

Moto Z4 Android 10 release date

Which regions will get Moto G7 Android 10 update first?

  • Brazil and India have been the first countries, traditionally
  • US release may be delayed by a month

Traditionally, the OS updates have been rolled out first in Brazil, followed by India. As the US networks do advanced testing of their own, the Android 10 update may reach the users of G7 sets at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon later than sooner.

We would know more as and when the Android 10 soak test goes live in various regions.

When will Moto G7 Android 10 soak test begin?

We expect the Android 10 soak test to go live in November 2019, beginning in Brazil, followed by India. In the US, Motorola may choose to roll out the Android 10 update without soak test (beta program).

Once Motorola has fixed any bugs found in the soak test builds and is sure that they have it’s good for the public, they will roll out the stable Android 10 update. It usually takes the company about a month or so to begin rolling out stable OTA update.

What’s new in Moto G7 Android 10 update

Android 10 features

The Android 10 uu from Google comes with a lot of new features: Dark mode, improved Gestures Navigation, better Sharing Menu, Live Caption, Bubbles, better Permissions management, Accent Colors and Themes, and more.

The Moto G7 will get all of these features, and then some more that Motorola may add on its own. No info on the Motorola’s Android 10 update has been leaked so far, unlike Samsung’s S10 Android 10 update, thus we don’t have any idea about what Motorola plans to add to stock Android 10 update.

UI-wise though, it would retain the stock Android 10 UI, and that’s a good thing — many people buy Moto phones for this very solid reason.

Motorola Moto G7 handset

Software update timeline for various G7 models

Here’s a timeline of software updates released thus far for the Moto G7 users. This is not an exhaustive list of the updates but we have tried our best to accumulate all the updates in one place.

Moto G7 update

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
05 Aug 2019August 2019 security patch (US)
16 Apr 2019April 2019 security patch (US)
09 Mar 2019Improvements for data connection and Wi-Fi hotspot functionality in the US
01 Mar 2019January 2019 security patch, bug fixes, and stability improvements (US)
14 Feb 2019January 2019 security patch, bug fixes, and stability improvements (UK)

Moto G7

Moto G7 Plus update

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
05 Aug 2019August 2019 security patch
04 Jun 2019May 2019 security patch
23 Apr 2019April 2019 security patch in the UK
11 Feb 2019January 2019 security patch, bug fixes, and stability improvements

US Unlocked Moto G7 Power update

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
01 Aug 2019August 2019 security patch
29 May 2019May 2019 security patch
28 Mar 2019March 2019 security patch

T-Mobile Moto G7 Power update

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
21 Jun 2019PCO29.114-54-2-1 — Performance improvements and updates
26 Apr 2019PCO29.114-63 — Pre-installed

Verizon Moto G7 Power update

Let’s take a look at the software updates released by Verizon for its Moto G7 Power.

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
03 Sep 2019PDOS29.114-134-2 — Up to August 2019 security patch
12 Aug 2019PDO29.114-134 — June 2019 security patch, audio and stability improvements
08 May 2019PDO29.114-64-4 — This update provides performance improvements for voice call audio

US Unlocked Moto G7 Play update

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
12 Aug 2019Stability improvements
06 Aug 2019August 2019 security patch
29 May 2019May 2019 security patch
28 Mar 2019March 2019 security patch

Sprint Moto G7 Play update

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
22 Apr 2019PCY29.105-59 — March 2019 security patch and bug fixes

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