Motorola has confirmed to release Android Pie update for its One Power by the end of this year. Motorola One Power, the first Android One smartphone from the Lenovo-owned company, is set to receive Android 9 Pie update.
At the launch of Motorola One and Motorola One Power in Berlin in August, the company had confirmed that the first major update based on Android Pie will arrive by the end of this year. Now, the smartphone has been spotted running the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system on Geekbench.
A benchmark listing for the smartphone suggests the company is on track to release Android 9 Pie update by the end of this year. The smartphone was expected to launch with Android Pie out-of-the-box when the company launched the device in India in September. However, it instead came with Android 8.1 Oreo, and Motorola reiterated its plan to push an update by the end of 2018.
Motorola, which once held a significant market share in emerging markets, lost out to Chinese smartphone makers. Under Lenovo, the company seems to be reshaping its mobile business by launching Android One devices with deeper integration for Google’s core applications. Motorola One Power is the first device in the series, and it is priced at Rs 15,999 in India.
With Android 9 Pie, Motorola One Power will gain key new features like dual 4G VoLTE support, gesture-based user interface, improved privacy setting and features like Digital Wellbeing. The Digital Wellbeing feature lets Android users check the number of times they unlock their device and number of notifications received by them throughout the day.
Android 9 Pie also brings system-wide design changes and adaptive display and an adaptive battery that use machine learning to tweak user settings. The Motorola One Power features a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage. It sports dual rear camera setup with 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors and a 12-megapixel selfie shooter. It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery and comes in black color.