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The Moto G4 Plus will get Android Oreo after all

The Moto G4 Plus will be upgraded to Android Oreo despite indications to the opposite. Check out Motorola's statement and how long the update will take.

Published onSeptember 18, 2017

Motorola has taken to its blog to share news about the Android Oreo update for the Moto G4 Plus. An issue popped when Motorola published the list of phones it planned to upgrade and there was no mention of the Moto G4 Plus. Owners were promised upgrades to both Android N and O in promotional material and were understandably pretty annoyed. Motorola has removed any mention of Android O from the G4 Plus’ page, but it seems like it’ll be updated anyway.

Added at the end of its blog post is the following statement:

Since the time of posting this, we have learned of some errors in our marketing materials around Android O upgrades for moto g4 Plus. It’s our general practice for the moto g family to get one major OS upgrade per device, so it wasn’t originally planned for Android O. But it’s important to us we keep our promises, so in addition to the N upgrade it has already received, we will be upgrading moto g4 Plus to Android O. Because this is an unplanned upgrade, it will take some time to fit into our schedule, we’ll update our software upgrade page when we have more info.

Motorola is claiming that the inclusion of Android O was a mistake, but it’s going to update it anyway. This is a fantastic move by Motorola. Even if it’ll take longer for the G4 Plus to be updated than its siblings, an update is coming and that’s a win. While many don’t expect multiple years of software updates for cheaper devices, it’s rare to actually hear a manufacturer say that.

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Do you want to find out if your Motorola device is going to get the Oreo upgrade? Check out the full list here. Be sure sound off in the comments about how you think Motorola is handling this situation.