One of the best things about getting a smartphone from Motorola is the fact that you will receive lots of operating system updates. Motorola is always among the first tech companies to start rolling out the latest Android updates and this is what’s happening with Moto G6 Plus right now. Motorola announced that Moto G6 Plus is the next in line to receive Android 9.0 Pie and that the operating system update is going roll out OTA (over the air) during the upcoming days.
Moto G6 Plus Receives Android 9.0 Pie
Moto G6 Plus users should keep a close eye on their notifications panel because the update can pop up anytime now. Not just that, but Moto G6 Plus users should be pleased to know that this is the biggest operating system update that Google released during the last year and that it introduces a plethora of features. In fact, let’s go over the biggest changes that Moto G6 Plus users will see after installing Android 9.0 Pie.
What’s New in Android 9.0 Pie?
- Android Security through December 1st, 2018;
- Adaptive battery: go longer with a single charge. It prioritizes battery power on the apps;
- Battery saver can now be activated from 70% or below;
- Adaptive brightness: fewer manual adjustments to perform better. Machine learning takes notes of your habits and automatically adjusts to your activity;
- Quick settings improvements: no shortcuts anymore (toggles are no longer expandable but press and hold a toggle goes to the settings detail). The icons have been redesigned with a rounded concept and circular background;
- Rotation Key: Android Pie presents a temporary rotation even with the auto-rotate disabled. A rotation button is displayed whenever it detects that your phone has changed orientation;
- Dual SIM settings; by pressing the SIM card toggle in Quick settings, a full screen activity is shown to select preferred SIM and manage data usage;
- Redesigned Settings app: colorful icons for each selection with a circular background. It also warns if the phone is muted or in Do not disturb mode. Order, name and placement of the settings options have not changed;
- Better screenshots: another handy Android 9.0 feature is the addition of the virtual screenshot button/shortcut to the power menu (the old power and volume down method (still works). You can also edit your screenshots immediately after taking them and a delete option is also available;
- Improved audio controls: the volume slider is now vertical and close to the volume buttons. Users can switch between ring, mute and vibrate-only mode. Plus, media controls are now the default volume adjusted, and Do not disturb cannot be turned on/off via the volume keys anymore. Bluetooth device volumes are also accessed whenever connected. As usual, ‘Volume Up + Power’ changes the ring mode to vibrate;
- Zoom in text: you can finally manage the annoying mistakes of selecting incorrect text. Now, when you press and hold a phrase or text, it will automatically magnify at the pointer. It also helps you read small text and select words precisely;
- New and updated emoji: 157 new emojis, as well as a gender-neutral concept;
- Settings icon while on PIP mode: tapping the new settings icon brings you to the app’s PiP settings, where you can enable or disable the feature;
- Other UI changes: time is now on the left side and the search bar is now rounded. There is a new task manager/recent list that now shows a horizontal list instead of a vertical one and includes the split screen capabilities by pressing the app icon above the thumbnail. Dragging the split screen border will select the app you want in full screen.