Now that Android 8.0 Oreo is out in the wild for Google’s Pixel and Nexus devices, now the attention turns to Android manufacturers to see what devices will get the update and the speed at which they receive the updates. Motorola is one such manufacturer, and with a slew of Android devices under its belt, it’s time to take a look at which will get Oreo.
Taking a look at the list, the more notable omissions are the Moto G4 Play, Moto G4, and Moto G4 Plus, all three of which were released in 2016. Even though they were all upgraded to Nougat, it looks as if that will be the last major Android update they will receive, which is a bit of a letdown but something that has become a trend with budget smartphones.
Also of note is some of the language Motorola uses with certain devices, whose Oreo updates are “pending partner support.” Keep in mind that, even though Motorola is behind the updates, the carriers are the ones that push them out, unless the device is unlocked. As such, you should also pay attention to your carrier if you have any of the Z-branded phones, since they are the ones who set the update timetable for their phones.
Finally, the list does not include the upcoming Moto X4, which looks to be the first Android One phone to launch in the US. Then again, the Moto X4 isn’t even available for purchase in the country or around the world yet, so keep your fingers crossed that an update to Oreo is in the works.
You can see the full list of Motorola devices getting the Oreo update below:
- Moto Z2 Force – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon
- Moto Z2 Play – Verizon, unlocked
- Moto Z Force – Verizon
- Moto Z – Verizon, unlocked
- Moto Z Play – Verizon, unlocked
- Moto G5S Plus – unlocked
- Moto G5 Plus – unlocked
- Moto G5 – unlocked
Do you think Motorola has dropped the ball when it comes to the lack of an Oreo update for the Moto G4 family? How long do you think it will take these phones to receive the Oreo update? Let us know in the comments!