Motorola kicks off Android 11 updates with the Moto G Pro
The Motorola Moto G Pro is the first device to receive the update so far, with over 22 other devices in line.
Motorola was once considered one of the most prompt manufacturers where Android updates were concerned. Back in the day, its phones would sometimes compete with Google when releasing Android version upgrades. However, since then the company has lost its speed of updating its devices - the company is only now pushing out the Android 11 update to the first device on its update roster.
According to a report from Piunikaweb, the Moto G Pro appears to be the first Motorola device that will receive the upgrade, with users in the UK reporting that they have received the update. The report states that Motorola announced the rollout nearly ten days ago, but no users seemed to have received the update until recently. The new update weighs in at 1103.8 MB and should be rolling out to other areas as well.
The changelog for the update isn't exactly revealing, simply mentioning that the device will be upgraded to Android 11 and receive the new media control tab, chat bubbles and conversations settings, and new permissions including the ability to grant some of them only once. The update also includes the January security patches. Whether Moto has added or removed any device specific software features is not clear at the moment.
Motorola has not provided any specific timeline for the upgrades to its other devices, but it is certainly odd to see the Moto G Pro receiving Android 11 before the far more expensive Motorola Edge+ and the Moto Razr 5G. Hopefully the other devices on Motorola's roster including the Moto G series and the Motorola One series will also receive the update in the near future. But with Motorola only releasing the Android 10 update for the Moto One Macro five months after the release of Android 11, we wouldn't hold our breath.