Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus Android 8.1 Oreo update finally rolling out starting from India, Brazil and Mexico

Motorola confirmed Android 8.0 update for a range of smartphones including Moto G5 series back in September last year. After Android 8.1 (Oreo) soak test for the Moto G5 Plus users in India and Brazil back in July, the company has officially announced that it is rolling out Oreo update for the Moto G5 Plus users in India and Brazil and for the Moto G5 users in Mexico.

Android Oreo brings a lot of new features and improvements including Background limits, Notification channels, snooze notifications, Autofill APIs, Picture in Picture (PIP) display, Adaptive icons, Support for high-quality Bluetooth audio codecs such as LDAC codec, Keyboard navigation, Revamped power menu, New Settings Menu, Bluetooth Battery percentage and more.

This update introduces changes including the following:

  • Android  8.1 Oreo : many enhancements including new multitasking features, more efficient notification controls and improved data saver, battery features, new power menu UI and Bluetooth improvements.
  • Android security: includes the updates of Android security patches
  • Stability improvements: includes changes that fix bugs and improve the stability of your phone.

The update should reach everyone in coming weeks. The company doesn’t say when the Moto G5S series will get the Oreo update, but it is expected later this year. It has also invited users to test new software on the Moto G4 Plus, you the Android Oreo soak test might begin soon.


Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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