However, while this was posted in the “Oreo US retail version” thread—and in response to specific questions regarding US availability—the rep also said the “country” a person is in could affect how quickly they receive the update.
This may indicate that the rep is simply reiterating that the rollout has begun, rather than that it has begun in the US. Or it could just be that they’ve copied a template response and haven’t realized that the country part isn’t relevant in this scenario.
We’ll find out soon enough—let us know in the comments if you see the Oreo update on your US Moto X4.
Update #1 (12/28): Well, that didn’t take too long after all. The standard Moto X4 is now also receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update. The rollout is currently underway in India, with other regions expected to follow shortly.
The build number for the update is OPW27.2 and also includes stability improvements as well as the December 1st Android security update.
Original story (12/25): When the Android One edition of the Moto X4 was made available, it was promised that the phone would receive timely updates. After all, that seems to be part of the point of the Android One program. Thankfully, with a week to go until we land in January, the phone received its Android Oreo update.
Spotted by Android Police, the Moto X4’s Oreo update includes all the features you expect from it, such as autofill and picture-in-picture mode. According to folks receiving the update, it weighs in at just over 1 GB and is currently rolling out, so make sure you’re connected to Wi-Fi and don’t fret if you don’t see it yet.
There are a few things of note, the first being that the patch level is December 1, not December 5. That’s a curious decision, particularly since the December 5 patch introduces security fixes that are not available in the December 1 patch.
Also, we do not know if the update includes support for Project Treble. Without going too deep in the rabbit hole, Project Treble changes the underlying software to theoretically allow for more timely Android updates. According to Google, phones that run Android Oreo out of the box will support Project Treble, but the support is not guaranteed for phones going from Nougat to Oreo.
Finally, the Oreo update is only rolling out to the Android One edition of the phone. We’re making note of this because there are separate versions of the Moto X4 available with Amazon ads and available through numerous retailers. Motorola has been known to push out updates in an untimely fashion, so don’t expect those versions to be as lucky with their Oreo updates.
This makes the Moto X4 one of the better options out there, so far as you’re okay with Project Fi. The phone features a 5.2-inch, Full HD display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and dual rear cameras. With decent specifications, a $400 price tag, and Android Oreo, the Moto X4 Android One edition just became a more compelling option for those looking for stock Android in a decently-priced package.