Before we start the article, we would like to give you a brief overview of previous events that led to this moment. Google announced Android P way back in March at their I/O conference. Since then people have been waiting to see just when the stable version will come out for most devices. So far we have seen Google release Android P Developer Preview 2 (named Android P beta to make things simpler), and Android P Developer Preview 3 (Android P beta 2 as it is known).
Motorola Moto Z3 and Android P
Previously, when Google would release an update to a beta Android version they would only make it available for their own Google devices but it looks like this year they have decided to change things around and allow third-party devices to use Android P Beta as well.
For those of you that do not know, the list of devices that can run the Android P beta is Oppo R15 Pro, Nokia 7 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ2, OnePlus 3, Essential Phone, and Vivo X21. One of the companies that were not part at all from this long list was Motorola. However, it looks like things have finally changed around for the company since now they are finally on the list with one of their most recent smartphones that have been released.
Google has reportedly started to test Android P for Moto Z3 Play. Not only this, but a Moto Z3 Play device has supposedly gotten a closed version of Android P beta. This is an indicator that we might get to see the beta version be released for Motorola devices in the near future but we have little confirmation of that. At this moment we cannot know for sure if Google and Motorola are planning to team up so that they can officially offer Android P for Motorola devices. It might be the reality, but we need more time to back this info up.
We know that Motorola is testing the closed Android P beta build in China and that it is certainly planning to release it internationally for all Moto Z3 Play devices in the near future. We are glad to see that the company is making substantial efforts to offer quality updates to their most recent upper mid-range smartphones and we admit that we are excited to see just what else is in store for other devices or for other major projects coming from this mobile tech company.