February 16, 2019: Owners of the Moto Z3 Play in Brazil can now install the latest Android 9 Pie update on their handsets. The update has just started rolling out and it comes a week after the official release notes appeared on Motorola USA website, which means more markets should expect to receive the OTA pretty soon.
February 15, 2019: A new update is available for the Moto Z3 in the U.S., where the device is receiving February 2019 security patches. The airborne update also brings performance optimizations and bug fixes, so be sure to download it.
February 09, 2019: Motorola is ready to roll out Android 9 Pie to the Moto Z3 Play in the U.S. The company has published the official release notes for the devices update to Pie, with the official rollout set to begin. It will, of course, take some time before all units in the country receive the update, so be patient.
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Unlike in 2016 where three variants of the Motorola Moto Z came to life, the past two releases have witnessed only two variants of the Z series. As opposed to last year, there’s no Moto Z3 Force variant – only the standard Moto Z3 and the Moto Z3 Play, which is the constant variant so far.
On this page, we have all the details that you’d want to know regarding the Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play software update news, release dates, changelogs, and whatnot. We’ll be updating this post regularly to reflect the latest software news for the duo, so you better bookmark it for easier access to this info.
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Software update timeline
|13 Feb 2019||Android 8.1||February 2019 security patch|
|21 Aug 2018||ODXS28.66-18-1 | Android 8.1||August 2018 security patch|
|02 Aug 2018||ODXS28.66-18 | Android 8.1||Pre-installed|
Moto Z3 Play
|16 Feb 2019||Android 9 Pie||Installs Android 9 Pie update in Brazil. More markets to follow|
|09 Feb 2019||Android 9 Pie||Motorola is rolling out Android 9 Pie update in the U.S. Brings things like new navigation gestures, adaptive battery, adaptive brightness, and more|
|20 July 2018||OCW28.70-47 | Android 8.1||Stability improvements (MR1)|
Moto Z3 and Z3 Play Pie update
Released for Moto Z3 Play on Feb 09, 2019 (USA) and Feb 16, 2019 (Brazil)
Motorola announced the Moto Z3 Play ahead of the Moto Z3, but both phones have Android Oreo out of the box. It was obvious that Motorola’s Android Pie update would target the duo before moving onto the 2017 pair of Moto Z2 Force and Moto Z2 Play. And indeed, as of February 09, 2019, those in the U.S. can grab a share of their Pie update, with the rest of the globe expected to join the party in the coming weeks.