Motorola Officially Announces Android 8.0 Oreo Update/
Find out here if your Motorola device will be updated to Oreo
Motorola was quite of a mixed bag in regards to upgrades. When the company was possessed by Google, they published a record breaking Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade, rolling it out into the moto-x along with Moto G even before the majority of other apparatus. Together with all the Lenovo acquisition beginning 2015, things started to get progressively thinner. After a decent Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop roll out and a relatively slow Android 6.0 Marshmallow upgrade, the Android 7.0 Nougat update was behind the rivalry. Earlier today, the Motorola support page started showing the devices that were going to find the Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade, that was uploaded to AOSP some weeks back. And now we have a formal announcement on their own official site.
The Motorola phones formally Acquiring the Android Oreo update are:
Moto Z Droid
Moto Z Force Droid
Moto Z Play
Moto Z Play Droid
Moto Z2 Play
Moto Z2 Force Edition
Moto G5 Plus
Moto G5S Plus
The same as this past year, you will find some strange omissions. That is another event of mobile manufacturers failing to deliver on their promises and Motorola has already done this, therefore it’s a massive let down for people who bought the Moto G4 predicated on Moto’s up date support. Earlier this season OnePlus did something like that, by cancelling the Android Nougat update for the OnePlus two and leaving it to Marshmallow after previously verifying that the phone was really getting it.
This isn’t unheard of Motorola. And even then, the Moto E 2015 merely got the Marshmallow update in select markets, especially excluding the usa, effortlessly leaving the phone with just 1 slight update (Android 5.0.2 into Android 5.1). Various other 2016 and 2017 mobiles, just like the Moto e 3 and Moto E4 ranges, as well as the whole Moto C lineup (found earlier this season), were also excluded by the Oreo roll out, leaving them with no update support whatsoever.
We’re still uncertain whether the rollout itself will soon be timely, but based on previous rollouts, we can get the Moto Z-2 and Moto X4 to get it around November-December, accompanied with the Moto G5 and G5S phones around January-February 2018. The very last ones would be the Moto Z (first gen) lineup, that ought to roll out around May 2018 for the unlocked models and stretch upward to July-August 2018 for the Droid versions. That really is simply pure guessing based on previous rollouts, and thus do not just take those predictions as fact.
If your device isn’t getting the upgrade, then it’s possible to break far from Motorola and install it unofficially when it will become stable, as most Moto phones actually possess a superb programmer community (despite their unwillingness to discharge sources in a timely manner). But it ought to be totally clear by now that you need to avoid Motorola and Lenovo in the event that you actually worry about upgrades — or, at the minimum, which you should not trust their word.