25 July 2019
There used to be a time when Motorola was one of the OEMs to release faster and regular software updates. It was known for offering at least two years of software support but ever since its acquisition by Lenovo, everything has been going downhill. There is no surety over software rollouts with no signs of any improvements in the near future. As per a new report, Motorola has no plans of upgrading Moto Z4 to Android R once Google releases it next year.
The Moto Z4 is the latest Motorola mid-range smartphone which was launched in the U.S. about a month ago. It boots Android 9 Pie which is the newest Android version. It was expected to receive at least two major Android upgrades but as it turns out, only Android Q update is confirmed for the Moto Z4.
Motorola shared the confirmation with Digital Trends which has been shared by the publication in its full review of the smartphone. It has no plans for releasing Android R update for the Moto Z4. It should be noted that the company has only mentioned that there are no plans and as we know, things can always change with time. But considering this is Motorola, we would not suggest you keep your hopes too high. There is a possibility that the team might change its plans but it appears to be a very slim possibility for the time being.
To give you an overview, the Moto Z4 sports a 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) OLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. It comes with 128GB internal storage and microSD card support up to 1TB.
The smartphone has a 48-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and optical image stabilization. The front shooter is a 25-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and HDR support. The whole package is powered by a 3,600mAh battery and runs Android 9 Pie out of the box. Other features include USB Type-C port, magnetic pins for Moto Mods, and splash/dust resistance.