Finally: Motorola Moto G4 Plus gets an update to Android 8.1 (Oreo)

Motorola Moto G4 PlusMotorola has started the rollout of Android 8.1 update (Oreo) for the Motorola Moto G4 Plus, a device that was released in 2016. With this, the company makes a promise that was made a year and a half ago.

Motorola Moto G4 Plus Android 8.1 update

The update first appears for users in the United States and then comes to other countries. In addition to all the new features of Android 8.1 update also brings the security patch of December 2018 with it, making the Moto G4 Plus again reasonably up-to-date. The regular Moto G4 will soon also receive an Android 8.1 update Oreo because several tests have been carried out in recent months.

Android 8.1 update

The Android Oreo update for the Moto G4 Plus has been delayed. The smartphone was released in 2016 with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and would only get an update to Android Nougat. Due to an error in Motorola’s marketing material, it was communicated that the phone would also receive Oreo. Motorola stated in a response to his Moto G devices usually one big Android update to give, but his promise for the Oreo update still want to fulfill.

It is not the first time that Motorola is relatively late with an important update. The Moto G5and G5 Plus, which appeared in March 2017, only got an update to Android Oreo in October 2018. That while Google already made the Oreo update available in August 2017. The Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play spin out of the box on Oreo, but they are still waiting for an update to version 9.0 (Pie).

Also one Android update for latest Moto G

Last week, the Moto G7 series was announced, and it was then also announced that these devices only get one big Android update. In addition, the Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Play are provided with a security patch every quarter. The devices are equipped with Android Pie as standard and (hopefully) receive an Android Q update later this year.

In the Moto G7 Plus preview on Golobal Tech, we discuss the most powerful and expensive new Moto G phone this year. Keep an eye on the website this week for the comprehensive review of the G7 Plus. The coming weeks we will come with reviews of the other G7 phones.

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