The wait is finally over! After a few months of testing and a lot of complaints from users, Motorola finally confirmed the start of the release of Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones, being the most powerful model already awarded in Brazil and India, while the foundation of the device was Mexico.
The statement came through Lenovo’s official forum, where a discussion had been held about upgrading the devices with the Android 8.1 Oreo. Where the “Senior MotoAgent” confirmed the release of the update, saying that there is no comment to make on the Moto G5S, the latest model of the series which is still running Android Nougat out of the box.
“Hello everyone, I know many of you have been eagerly awaiting Oreo for your Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5. I’m happy to say that we’ve started rolling out the Oreo update in phases for the Moto G5 Plus in India and Brazil and the Moto G5 in Mexico. Please be patient as not all devices in India, Brazil, and Mexico will get the update immediately. Other regions are still pending and will get the update in the future.”
Android 8.1 Oreo brings a lot of new features and improvements including Background limits, Notification channels, snooze notifications, Autofill APIs, Picture in Picture (PIP) display, Adaptive icons, Support for high-quality Bluetooth audio codecs such as LDAC codec, Keyboard navigation, Revamped power menu, New Settings Menu, Bluetooth Battery percentage and more.
Android 8.1 Oreo update for the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus will have many enhancements including new multitasking features, more efficient notification controls, and improved data saver, battery features, new power menu UI and Bluetooth improvements. It will also include the updates of latest Android security patches. Also, fix bugs and improve the stability of both devices.
To get the update, simply go to the setting > system > software update. You’ll need a stable Wi-Fi connection with at least 40% of the battery in your device, and it’s recommended to back up your data to avoid any risk.
Users of the Moto G5 and especially Moto G5S will need a bit more patience, and it may take a few days (or weeks) for both to receive Android 8.1 Oreo update.