Moto G8 (pictured above) and Moto G8 Power both pack Snapdragon 665 SoC
Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power to receive February 2021 Android security patch
The smartphones had launched early last year with Android 10
Motorola has not given any official confirmation about the updates
Motorola Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power are reportedly receiving their stable Android 11 update. The firmware is said and be currently rolling out in Columbia. With earlier reported soak tests and now reports of update rollout having begun, we can expect it to make its way to Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power handsets in other parts of the world soon enough. Both smartphones are powered by the Snapdragon 665 SoC, and to recall, neither handset has been launched in India.
As per reports by users of the Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power, first spotted by PiunikaWeb, the two Motorola phones are receiving their stable Android 11 updates complete with the February 2021 Android security patch in Columbia. The update is said to come with build number RPE31.Q4U-47-35, as per the user reports. For now, no official confirmation from Motorola has been made about the rollout of the stable update, but as mentioned we can expect it to be made available in other regions soon. We've reached out to the company for clarity.
The publication noted back in November that soak testing, the process of rolling out a stable update to a limited number of users part of the Motorola Feedback Network ahead of a general rollout, had begun for the two phones. To recall, the the Moto G8 was launched in March running Android 10, while the Moto G8 Power was launched in February, also running Android 10.
In December, Motorola had announced a list of 23 smartphones that were in line to receive their Android 11 software update, and the list had included the Moto G8 and Moto G8 Power.
In other recent Motorola-related news, the Lenovo-owned company launched the latest Moto G30 and Moto G10 Power smartphones in India this month. Both feature quad rear camera setups and 20:9 displays. The Moto G10 is powered by a Snapdragon 460 SoC and is priced at Rs. 9,999, while the Moto G30 is powered by a Snapdragon 662 SoC and is priced at Rs. 10,999.
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