- Motorola has begun to roll out stable Android 12 updates to the Motorola Edge 2021 and Motorola Edge Plus.
- It also recently updated the Moto Edge 20 Pro, Moto G50, and Moto G200 to Android 12.
- The brand still has nearly 20 phones to update to the new OS.
The Motorola Edge 2021 and Motorola Edge+ will receive Android 12 and the March security patch soon, starting in the United States but rolling out to other territories in the “next few days.”
A Motorola Edge+ owner on Twitter first posted about the update on April 18, screenshotting the update screen with build number S1PB32.41-10-17 and a 1.45GB download size. XDA Developers first spotted and reported on the news.
Motorola’s Android 12 update provides most of the core aspects you would get with a Pixel: Material You UI, approximate vicinity permissions, accelerated widgets, mic and camera locks, a revamped privateness dashboard, improved Android Game Mode, and different perks.
To test if the update is available on your phone, go to Settings > System > Advanced > System updates.
Motorola has in general lagged at the back of different OEMs in Android 12 updates, only releasing its first update to the Moto G Pro in March. You can charitably say that the brand’s popularity with updates has taken a hit in a final couple of years.
But it has substantially improved its release calendar in April, targeting updates to the Moto Edge 20 Pro, Moto G50, Moto G200, and now its two Edge phones. Aside from the G50, most of these phones have decently effective specs; it is properly that Motorola has added stable updates to these devices.
The Motorola Edge 2021 impressed us with its 144Hz panel, 2-day battery life, and decently effective Snapdragon 778G, however, we did not like the cameras and poor IP rating. And the 2020 Motorola Edge+, likewise, had excellent specs for the time besides from below-average cameras and no waterproofing.
Even with this current surge, Motorola has but to deliver the update to the vast majority of its eligible devices, most of which are budget Android phones.
Our information on when your phone will get Android 12 offers the entire listing of phones Motorola plans to update to Android 12, however, the Razr 5G and 2020 stay on Android 11, as do current releases like the Moto G Power 2022.
Motorola Edge 2021
The stable Android 12 update is making its way to the Motorola Edge (2021). It’s currently rolling out to the XT21411-2-SS variant and carries software version S1RM32.48-18-11. In addition to the usual Android 12 bump, the update also packs March 2022 security patches. The update has only been spotted in the US, but we expect the company to expand the rollout to more markets soon.
Motorola Edge Plus
Motorola has also started rolling out Android 12 to the Motorola Edge Plus from 2020. The update is currently live for the XT2061-3-SS model in parts of Europe, and it’s identified by the build number S1PB32.41-10-17.
Motorola Edge (2021) and Motorola Edge Plus owners should receive the Android 12 update in the next few days. Keep an eye out for the OTA notification. As it’s the case with staged OTA rollouts, the update will only reach a small set of units initially, followed by a wider rollout in the coming days. This gives Motorola some time to analyze the stability of the build and avoid pushing a potentially buggy update to everyone at once.
What’s new in Android 12 and My UX?
Motorola Edge (2021) / Edge Plus owners can look forward to many new features in the Android 12 release. From a brand new Material You design and wallpaper-based theming system to revamped notification and Privacy Dashboard, the latest version of Android is chockful of features and improvements. Motorola has also baked in some new My UX experiences, including new camera features and new “Ready For” experiences.
Motorola phones next in the line to get Android 12
- razr 5G
- razr 2020
- moto g71 5G
- moto g51 5G
- moto g41
- moto g31
- moto g100
- moto g60s
- moto g60
- moto g40 fusion
- moto g30
- moto g power (2022)
- moto g pure
- moto g stylus 5g
- motorola edge 20 lite
- motorola edge 20 fusion
- motorola edge 5G UW
- motorola one 5G ace
- motorola one 5G UW ace
what about Moto Edge 30 looks like another Motorola phone
Motorola phone is expected to be on the way, and some leaks suggest it’ll be called the Moto Edge 30. That’s set to join the Motorola Edge 30 Pro family, which was revealed in China late last year and recently made its way to the US under the name Motorola Edge+. A new leak shows us the first real-life photos of the rumored Moto Edge 30, and it looks like what you’d expect from an upcoming Motorola phone.
Spotted by XDA Developers on used goods marketplace Idle Fish, these new real-life photos of the Moto Edge 30 show the phone from a few angles, but it doesn’t give us a complete look at the handset. Take these images with a pinch of salt, but these seem to show what we expect from the upcoming phone. The images reveal the USB-C slot at the bottom, a hole-punch camera on the display, and a glimpse of the top edge of the handset. An image also confirms the phone will have a 144Hz refresh rate setting, much like the Edge+.
A bootloader image also shows us the phone’s model number of XT2203-1, which matches previous leaks. According to this photo, the handset will feature a Snapdragon chipset, but it doesn’t tell us specifically which one. We’ve previously heard the phone will sport a Snapdragon 778G+ chipset, so we suspect that’ll be the case here. This variant of the phone also comes with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.