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Motorola Android 11: When will your phone get the update?

If you have a Motorola phone that's older than 2019, you're not going to like this.

Published onJuly 1, 2021

Motorola Edge Plus in window

Motorola may be the king in the mid-range Android market, but the dominance no longer extends to software updates. The company shared its Android 11 update plans late last year, and they only held good news for a small set of customers. Now you might be wondering which Motorola phones are lucky enough to receive the Android 11 update. We’re here with everything you need to know.

See also: The best Motorola phones you can get

Motorola Android 11 update: Which phones have already received it?

Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G in hand rear
Eric Zeman / Android Authority

If you have a recent Motorola device — think 2020 or maybe 2019 if you’re lucky — there’s a chance that you already have your update. Unfortunately, it becomes slightly confusing to track updates once you get into the Android One program, as devices may participate in some countries while they skip others.

See also: How to install Android 11 — a step by step guide

As you can see from the list below, if you own a Motorola phone that came out before 2019, don’t expect the company to push the latest version of Google’s operating system to your device. You’ll already find Android 11 running on Motorola Razr 5G devices, as well as the Moto Edge and Edge Plus. Even the Motorola One series is running on the latest version of Android despite previous claims that some US variants would miss out.

For a full recap of Android 11-ready devices, check here:

Moto Edge

  • Edge
  • Edge Plus

Moto G

  • 5G
  • 5G Plus
  • Pro
  • G8
  • G8 Power
  • G Power 2021
  • G Stylus 2021

Moto One

  • 5G
  • Action
  • Hyper


  • 5G

Thankfully, update lists like the one above may become less common in the future. Google and Qualcomm recently announced a partnership to deliver four years of support to future Snapdragon-equipped devices. That pledge is likely to help low-end and mid-range devices the most. See the full list of devices Motorola plans to update below.

Motorola’s Android 11 roadmap

Motorola One 5G Ace on top of colorful coffee table book.
Adam Molina / Android Authority

Now that we know which devices have already made the leap, which phones are left? Well, the news isn’t great, nor is it entirely clear. Motorola released a full list of devices that will receive the update, though it didn’t attach timeframes with them. You’ll pretty much have to locate your device from the list below and check back often for updates.

Moto G

  • G9
  • G9 Play
  • G9 Plus
  • G9 Power

Moto One

  • 5G Ace
  • Fusion
  • Fusion Plus
  • Vision


  • 2019

Everything listed above could change following a few short beta tests, so we’ll be sure to circle back and update Motorola’s roadmap as we have more information for you.

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