Moto G4 Plus gets to Android Oreo, just after 18 months it promised

It has been a really long wait spreading over one year but Motorola has finally rolled out Moto G4 Plus Android 8.1 Oreo update. The update is getting released in the US and should become available soon in other markets too. Other than bringing a newer Android version, the update also brings December 2018 security patch.

It was just before 18 months the company issued a statement promising the update, and it seems it is just now getting around to it. Better late than never, isn’t it?

There no surprise in getting delay for Android Oreo update as the Moto G family merely gets only one major OS upgrade per device. While this approach restricts the life span of your Motorola phone to 12 months if you want to stay on the upgraded software. Earlier, Moto G4 Plus was launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow since then G4 Plus already got the bump to Android Nougat, users were seemingly fresh out of luck.

The update is over the air (OTA) that means you should be receiving an update notification anytime soon. The authorized changelog claims that the update further includes bug fixes and device stability improvements. If you are not receiving any update, you can visit Settings -> About Phone -> System Updates to check for the update manually.

However, Motorola recognised and declared for wrongly committing to release Android Oreo to the G4 Plus in marketing material. The company held its hands up and confirmed that in the concern to consumer satisfaction, and to keep its promises, the G4 Plus would see another notable version bump.

As always the release was to consume some time to deploy as Motorola noted it would be challenging to fit an unplanned upgrade into the schedule, but 18 months later the company finally found the place.

Other than this, Motorola is also about to release Android Pie to the Moto Z3 Play. The update has already arrived on 2018 phone in the US. It brings all the goodness of Pie which includes a redesigned navigation system, a redesigned recent apps menu, a new volume control, a virtual screenshot key, new emoji, adaptive battery, and adaptive brightness etc. In the coming weeks, we can hope for an update in other regions too.
Source: Android Police

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