The update is expected to start rolling out to some other Motorola devices soon.
what you need to know
- Motorola has finally started rolling out Android 12 to its devices.
- The first Motorola phone to get the update was the Moto G Pro.
- It launched in 2020 with Android 10 out of the box.
Back in December last year, Motorola announced that it would officially roll out Android 12 starting in February 2022. As promised, the Lenovo-owned company has now started updating its devices to the latest Android version. According to XDA Developers, the stable Android 12 update is now rolling out to the Moto G Pro.
This update is available as firmware version SOPR32.44-11-8 for the XT2043-7 mobile version. While the current rollout appears to be limited to users in the UK, it could expand to more countries in the coming days. The update could also start rolling out to the best Motorola phones soon — including the Motorola Edge 20 Pro and Razr 5G.
Motorola’s Android 12 update brings a number of major changes — including Google’s Material You design, conversation widgets, accessibility improvements, approximate location permissions, new microphone and camera indicators, and a privacy dashboard. Additionally, Android 12 adds the ability to start playing games when you download them. You can also look forward to a new My UX experience and some new camera features.
Moto G Pro owners in the UK can manually check for updates by going to Settings > System > Advanced > System Updates.
The Moto G Pro launched in Europe in May 2020 as a rebadged version of the Moto G Stylus in the US. Since it’s a “business” phone, the G Pro has received two major Android updates so far. It ships with Android 10 out of the box and was updated to Android 11 last year. The Moto G Stylus, on the other hand, only got one Android OS upgrade and is not eligible for the Android 12 update.