This is our Moto Z4 software update page where we share you all the updates released for the device. You get ‘update timeline’ tables for the unlocked and Verizon variants, which show you the updates released thus far. We also talk Android 10 stuff, that is the next and only big update for the Moto Z4 users as they won’t be getting Android 11 update. Let’s see it all.
November 06, 2019: Motorola has published the release notes of an upcoming update for the Moto Z4. It comes off as a routine maintenance release, bringing along the October 2019 security patch and general bug fixes.
September 21, 2019: Motorola has announced September update for the Z4. The announcement is dated September 20, but it doesn’t when they plan to release the update and where or what devices is it meant for. Besides latest security patch, the update is also said to bring general bug fixes and stability improvements.
August 21st, 2019: Verizon has started rolling out an update for the Moto Z4. Carrying software version PDF29.105-25-20, the OTA brings the August 2019 security patch. Verizon has announced the update now and shed a few more details about it. First up, the update improves the fingerprint sensor’s performance on the device. And second, it fixes connectivity issues with Technicolor devices.
Related: How to take a screenshot on Moto Z4
Moto Z4 Android 10 update
The Moto Z4 is eligible for the Android 10 update. In fact, it will be the first few devices from Motorola to get the Android 10 update.
It may so happen that the unlocked variant of the Moto Z4 gets the Android 10 before the Verizon variant. Read more below to find info on Android 10 beta update, what’s new in Android 10, and more.
Moto Z4 Android 10 Beta (soak test)
There will be a beta update before Motorola releases the Moto Z4 Android 10 update for the public. Motorola shall be announcing an Android 10 soak test program for users to join soon, and those limited set of users will receive the Android 10 beta OTA update for testing. We estimate that the Android 10 beta update would be available for the Moto Z4 users before the end of November 2019.
Once the results from the soak test are good, Motorola may push the stable Android 10 update to the users all over the world, beginning with selected few regions first.
When will Moto Z4 get Android 10 update
- Stable update expected in December 2019
- Verizon model could get Android 10 in January 2020
Devices in the flagship Moto Z series usually receive two major Android OS updates. Granted, the Moto Z4, which has Android Pie preinstalled, will be upgraded to Android 10 but not the one after, Android 11. Motorola recently let it be known that they have planned only one major Android update for the Z4.
That’s cruel, yes, but they are at least not hiding it. You can know when buying the device how many updates the device will get, and decide your buy accordingly.
As for when the Android 10 update will be released, we can’t tell for sure, but it should come out before 2019 ends. You can expect the beta update to hit by November 2019. Check out the post below for more details on Android 10 release date.
What’s new in Moto Z4 Android 10 update
Well, everything that Google packs into Android 10 will be part of the Moto’s Android 10 update for the Z4.
Plus, the company may add some of its features too, but no info is available at the moment in this regard. Once the soak test program for Moto Z4 Android 10 beta is live, we will know what Motorola adds to its Android 10 update besides the new features that stock Android 10 from Google comes with. Speaking of which, Android 10 gets you cool features like Dark mode, improved gestures, optimized sharing menu, Bubbles, live caption, better permissions management, Accent colors and themes, and more.
Software update timeline
Here’s a list of software updates for the unlocked and Verizon Moto Z4
|Release date||Software version — Changelog|
|06 Nov 2019||NA — October 2019 security patch announced|
|20 Sep 2019||NA — September 2019 security patch|
|14 Aug 2019||NA — Fingerprint enhancements, Wi-Fi improvements, June 2019 security patch|
|04 Jun 2019||NA — The first software update fixes bugs and improves the stability of the phone|
|Release date||Software version — Changelog|
|22 Aug 2019||PDF29.105-25-20 — August 2019 security patch; Fixes issues with Technicolor devices, improves fingerprint sensor performance|
|13 Jun 2019||PDF29.105-25-11 — May 2019 security patch and improved stability when 5G Moto Mod is connected to the phone|
Will Moto Z4 get Android 11 update
Nope. Sadly, Motorola has no desire to do so. The company has already confirmed that they plan to release only one OS update for the Moto Z4, and that would be Android 10.
Hence, unless something changes Motorola’s mind, they won’t release Android 10 for Moto Z4.