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Motorola finally kicks off Android 12 rollout with budget-friendly Moto G Pro

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Moto G Pro (Image credit: Motorola)

What you need to know

  • Motorola has finally started rolling out Android 12 to its devices.
  • The first Motorola phone to get the update is the Moto G Pro.
  • It was launched in 2020 with Android 10 out of the box.

Back in December last year, Motorola announced that its official Android 12 rollout would begin in February 2022. Just as promised, the Lenovo-owned company has now started updating its devices to the latest Android version. As per XDA Developers, the stable Android 12 update is now rolling out to the Moto G Pro.

The update arrives as firmware version SOPR32.44-11-8 for the XT2043-7 variant of the phone. While the rollout appears to be limited to users in the UK right now, it is likely to expand to more countries in the coming days. The update could also soon begin rolling out to the best Motorola phones — including the Motorola Edge 20 Pro and Razr 5G.

Motorola's Android 12 update brings a host 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 as you download them. You can also look forward to new My UX experiences and a few new camera features.

Moto G Pro owners in the UK can manually check for the update by heading over to Settings > System > Advanced > System updates.

The Moto G Pro was launched in Europe in May 2020 as a rebadged version of the U.S. Moto G Stylus. Since it is a "business edition" phone, the G Pro has received two major Android updates so far. It shipped with Android 10 out of the box and was updated to Android 11 last year. The Moto G Stylus, on the other hand, has received just one Android OS upgrade and isn't eligible for the Android 12 update.

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Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan
8 Comments
  • Motorola is so slow to update its phone. Even in January 2022, they are still releasing phones with Android 11. Also, they only give one major Android update. So, if the phone came with Android 11 and will get upgraded to Android 12, it won't get Android 13. This also means phones that came with Android 10 won't get Android 12
  • Didn't we just read that the Moto G Pro, which launched with Android 10, is getting Android 12?
  • That's the business model...... but the G Stylus 2020 which is the same phone will not receive the same update does not make sense. Same phone different name Motorola needs to make it make since.
  • If you go to Motorola there's a list of phones "Getting" Android 12. The Motorola g stylus/ pro is the same phone. The European model has a bigger chip set than the US version. Hence the different model# - 4, -7
  • Not enough of their devices.
  • I love their phones, but their android upgrade policy is as bad as it can get
  • The update could also soon begin rolling out to the best Motorola phones — including ... Razr 5G.
    Define 'soon'.
  • I'm getting conflicting information from the article. It say that Motorola g stylus isn't eligible for the Android 12 update? Or is that just the model that was tested?