Yes, you read it right. Motorola Moto Z2 Play and Moto G5s Plus (model number XT1801) have been found running with Android Pie on Geekbench.
Now, this could be a pleasant surprise for G5s Plus users if it turns out to be true because Moto G5s Plus is not among the list of devices officially announced by Motorola to get Android Pie.
Motorola, in a blog post, has officially announced that the following devices to be treated with Android 9:
- Motorola G6
- Motorola G6 Plus
- Motorola G6 Play
- Motorola One
- Motorola One Power
- Motorola X4
- Motorola Z2
- Motorola Z2 Play
- Motorola Z2 Force
- Motorola Z3
- Motorola Z3 Play
Motorola has already rolled out Android 9 updates for Moto One and Moto One Power devices on 17th November 2018 and Moto X4 (Android One) users got it on 28th November 2018.
Moto G6 Plus users have received Android Pie update in India on December 31 along with December security patch updates.
We’ve already reported on our site that Moto Z2 Force has been seen running with Pie OS in Geekbench. In addition to this, we’ve also seen Moto Z2 Play running with Pie which suggests both these devices could be getting the major OS upgrade in the coming weeks.
Motorola rolled out Android 8.1 Oreo update in September 2018 for Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus. It’s surprising to know that Motorola hasn’t announced Pie update for Moto G5s Plus along with other devices especially when Moto Z2 Play, which was released even before Moto G5s/G5s Plus, features in the list.
However, the Geekbench listing could be unofficial and run on a device powered by Lineage OS. We’ll have to wait to see if this becomes true.
Thanks for the tip, Fernando Souza!