Motorola details what Android 12 update will bring, list of devices


With Android 12 now two months old, more and more OEMs are starting to update existing devices to the latest version of the operating system. Motorola has now detailed what Android 12 will bring to its devices next year and which phones will be updated.

“My UX” remains the name of Motorola’s “full suite of experiences” that it adds on top of Android. Material You with Dynamic Color is the first highlight, and it’s touted as helping to create “the most expressive, dynamic, and personal OS ever.”

Now you can change your device wallpaper and your whole Android 12 experience changes accordingly. Using advanced color extraction algorithms, you can easily customize the look of your entire phone, including notifications, settings, widgets, and even some apps. We combine the dynamic colors, rounded shapes and large open layouts of Material You with the rich, premium feel of the Motorola brand.

Similar to Pixel phones, a long press on the home screen allows users to access a “Customize” menu to adjust: layout, fonts, colors, icon shape, sounds, display size, font size and dark theme. There are also “themes” and “wallpapers” with previews provided throughout.

Design-wise, Motorola more or less uses the Pixel’s lock screen and layout with a large clock that shrinks when there are notifications. You get weather like before as well as shortcuts for home/device controls and Google Pay/wallet at the bottom. Quick Settings uses a 2×4 grid, and the Settings app is almost identical as well.

On the privacy front, there are microphone and camera indicators in the upper right corner, as well as quick setting toggles to disable access, just grant an approximate location (as opposed to precise) and the table privacy board.

Other additions include the Conversations widget, new accessibility features (area magnification, extra brightness, bold text and grayscale), the game dashboard (branded as “Moto Gametime”), and a easier device switching/configuration.

Motorola is also teasing more My UX and Ready For (desktop/dock) experiences, as well as camera features, in 2022. It’s unclear how the update is optimized for foldables. Motorola’s initial “Android 12 OS + My UX experience” update is currently in testing and will begin rolling out in February 2022. The following devices will be updated:

  • motorola edge 20 pro
  • motorola edge 20
  • motorola edge 20 lite
  • motorola edge 20 fusion
  • motorola edge (2021)
  • motorola edge 5G UW
  • motorola edge plus
  • motorola one ace 5G
  • motorola one ace 5G UW
  • moto g200 5g
  • moto g71 5g
  • moto g51 5g
  • motorcycle g41
  • motorcycle g31
  • motorcycle g100
  • motorcycle g60s
  • motorcycle g60
  • moto g50 / moto g50 5G
  • moto g40 fusion
  • motorcycle g30
  • moto g power (2022)
  • moto g pure
  • moto g 5g stylus

Business Edition Phones

  • moto g pro
  • motorola edge (2021)
  • motorola edge 20
  • motorola edge 20 lite
  • motorola edge 20 fusion

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