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Motorola Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power, and G7 Play Android 10 update, security updates, and more: G7 Plus in the UK gets Android 10

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 at 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.

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 the Android 10 update?

  • May 04: Android 10 is rolling out to Moto G7 Play as part of the company’s soak test (You can download install the soak test build at your own risk from here)
  • April 08: Users of G7 Plus in the UK are receiving Android 10 now
  • March 10: Moto G7 Plus users in Australia are getting Android 10 on their units
  • January 23: G7 Plus received Android 10
  • G7, G7 Play and G7 Power are expected to get Android 10 in Q2 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.

Please 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

What’s new in Moto G7 Android 10 update

Android 10 features

The Android 10 update 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
03 Dec 2019December 2019 security patch announced
30 Sep 2019October 2019 security patch announced
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
10 Mar 2020QPW30.61-21 — Android 10 update (Australia)
April 08: Available in the UK too
23 Jan 2020QPW30.61-21 — Android 10 update with all key features, December 2019 security patch
03 Dec 2019December 2019 security patch announced
30 Sep 2019October 2019 security patch announced
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
03 Dec 2019NA — December 2019 security patch announced
14 Nov 2019NA — Maintenance update announced
28 Oct 2019PPOS29.114-134-4 — October 2019 security patch
08 Oct 2019October 2019 security patch announced
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
27 Feb 2020PDOS29.114-134-9 — February 2020 security patch
31 Oct 2019 PDOS29.114-134-4 — October 2019 security patch
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

Verizon Moto G7 Play update

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
05 Mar 2020PDYS29.105-165-10 — February 2020 security patch
27 Dec 2019PDYS29.105-165-8 — December 2019 security patch

US Unlocked Moto G7 Play update

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
03 Dec 2019NA — December 2019 security patch announced
30 Sep 2019October 2019 security patch announced
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
10 Oct 2019PCYS29.105-134-3 — October 2019 security patch
22 Apr 2019PCY29.105-59 — March 2019 security patch and bug fixes

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