Last month, Motorola announced its reentry into the flagship space with the Edge+, offering a powerful Snapdragon 865 chipset, a 6.7-inch 90Hz OLED display with waterfall edges, 12GB RAM, 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage, and more. When we reviewed it, we loved it. For $999.99, you also get a 5,000mAh battery, 5G support for mmWave and sub6, and more.
There's one key issue though, which is that Motorola usually only promises one Android feature update. That means that you'd get Android 11, and then it's only security updates after that. The Lenovo-owned company is announcing otherwise today. The Edge+ will receive at least two Android feature updates.
This is great news for those planning to pick up the device, but it only applies to the Edge+. When we asked about the Edge, which is coming later this year and will be available to users that aren't on Verizon, we were told that there will be more to share later on. Right now, it's all about the Edge+.
The Motorola Edge+ does ship with Android 10, so that means that owners of the handset will get Android 11 when it ships in Q3 this year, and then Android 12 next year. The Edge+ will be available on Verizon this Thursday.