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Live in Brazil? Look out for the Moto Z Android 8.0 Oreo update

Brazilian owners of the Motorola Moto Z will start seeing the update to Android 8.0 Oreo soon. The rest of the world has to wait a little longer.

Published onMarch 23, 2018

  • Motorola and its parent company Lenovo confirmed that an OTA Moto Z Android 8.0 Oreo update is rolling out now…to Brazil only.
  • The company did not give an estimated date for the U.S. or European variants to get the update.

Motorola and its parent company Lenovo are going through some major changes right now, like a massive staff reduction in Chicago and the supposed end of a few smartphone lines. But the company still found time to push out the Motorola Moto Z Android 8.0 Oreo update…but only to Brazilians.

On an official Motorola/Lenovo forum (English translated version here), a verified user by the name of MrAnDLee confirmed that an update is rolling out to Brazilian Moto Z owners right now. Weighing in at 1.4 GB, the OTA update will bring Moto Z owners from Nougat to Oreo, as well as bring the latest Android security patches.

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Motorola has been working on the Oreo update for quite a while now, so it’s been a long time coming. However, the Moto Z at this point is nearly two years old, so the fact that anyone anywhere is receiving an update to the almost-latest version of Android is pretty notable.

As for the rest of the world, Motorola does confirm in the forum post that the United States and European variants will get the new update eventually. The company didn’t give a firm date or even an estimated month, just that the update will come at some point in the future.

As soon as we hear more info on when the rest of the world will see this update, we’ll post about it. In the meantime, if you’re in Brazil, let us know in the comments if you got the update!

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