After a Long Delay, Motorola Releases Android 8.1 Oreo Update to Moto G5 Plus

By September 7th, 2018 AT 3:13 PM

Motorola has finally started seeding the Android 8.1 Oreo update to the Moto G5 Plus owners in India and Brazil. Alongside the G5 Plus, the smaller Moto G5 is also picking up the same Oreo update, albeit only in Mexico at the moment. Moto G5 Indian users have to wait a few more days for the update. To recall, Android Oreo was released by Google a year ago in August 2017, but Motorola has released the update a lot later than expected. That being said, Google even released Android 9 Pie update to its Pixel devices.

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Motorola Moto G5 Plus Android 8.1 Oreo Update Details

Motorola made the announcement on Lenovo Forums stating that it’s a phased rollout and not every Moto G5 Plus or Moto G5 user will receive it right away. Manufacturers follow this phased rollout because if the users report any bugs, then they will stop the rollout, and the update will be resumed once the bugs get fixed. Other manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Nokia also follows the same phased rollout mechanism.

Coming to the Moto G5 Plus Android 8.1 Oreo update, it weighs 1201MB in size and can be installed over-the-air. If you want to check for the update, head over to the System Updates section under Settings app and hit the ‘check for updates button.’

Motorola Moto G5 Plus Android 8.1 Oreo Update Features

Firstly, Motorola has included August 2018 security patches in this version of Android 8.1 Oreo. Other Oreo features such as a revamped Settings app, Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, adaptive icons, improved battery saving modes and more. Motorola has also added its latest app icons to the Dialer, Camera and other apps. Since Motorola uses stock Android on its smartphones, there are no additional features including visual improvements.

No Android Oreo in Sight for Moto G5S Series

Right after launching the Moto G5 Plus in March 2017, the company has launched the Moto G5S and G5S Plus smartphones. The Moto G5S  series also arrived with Android 7.12 Nougat, but it’s expected to release Oreo update to both the phones in the next few weeks. Motorola has already started Android [email protected]@1 Oreo soak test to both the phones in Brazil.

No Android 9 Pie Update for Moto G5, G5S Devices

Motorola has already detailed its plans for Android 9 Pie update. And guess what, the company stated that it would not release Android 9 Pie update to Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S and G5S Plus users.

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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