Lenovo-owned Chinese smartphone company Motorola on Friday announced that it has started rolling out the Android 9 Pie software over-the-air (OTA) update to its “One Power” smartphone, replacing Android Oreo.
Android 9 Pie was officially released in August and was initially made available on Google Pixel and OnePlus 6 devices.
Android 9 Pie update is bringing “Motorola One Power” users longer and improved battery life, an entirely new user interface (UI) with redesigned “Quick Settings” and a revamped split-screen option, the company said in a statement.
The update comes with intuitive navigation, simplified volume controls, improved “Do Not Disturb” mode and an easier mechanism to manage notifications along with support for dual SIM dual VoLTE and better low-light imaging.
Motorola’s online-exclusive “One Power” smartphone was launched in September and released in October as the company’s first Android One device in India. It is available on Flipkart for Rs 15,999. (IANS)
Following the footsteps of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, Lenovo-owned Motorola has ventured into the consumer durables space with the launch of a smart TV for the first time in India on Monday.
Motorola also announced the Moto e6s smartphone at an affordable price point of Rs 7,999 on the same day.
Xiaomi is already a leading player in the Indian smart TV market and smartphone maker OnePlus is also set to announce a TV this month to take on Xiaomi’s Mi TVs.
Launched in partnership with Flipkart, the Motorola Android 9.0 smart TV will be available in seven variants in HD ready, Full HD, and Ultra HD (4K) starting at Rs 13,999 from September 29, the company said.
“We are excited to be entering a completely new category, i.e., smart televisions, in partnership with India’s largest e-commerce giant, Flipkart. This strategic partnership has been in existence for our smartphones and now we have taken it to another level,” said Prashanth Mani, Country Head and Managing Director, Motorola Mobility.
“The Motorola Android TVs, just like our smartphones, are crafted to perfection keeping today’s consumers’ needs and expectations in mind,” he said.
The 4K range of Motorola Smart TVs are powered by Dolby vision with HDR10, in addition to an IPS panel.
Moto e6s smartphone comes with a 13MP + 2MP rear camera set up and an 8MP front-facing camera. Powered by MediaTek Helio P22 processor, the phone comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.