Motorola releases list of Moto devices that will get Android Oreo

Most of the carrier phones that are scheduled to get Oreo are listed as “pending partner support” which hints that certain Moto phones might not see the update

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Highlights

    • Ten Moto devices will get Android Oreo
    • Last year’s Moto G4 series smartphones excluded
    • Most carriers which are to get Oreo are listed as “pending partner support”

Android 8.0 Oreo is now official, and while the ‘Made by Google’ Pixel devices and select Nexus devices are the one to receive the update first (always has been), few Android manufactures are turning the wheel to bring the latest update to their devices. The OEMs like HMD Global, HTC, OnePlus had earlier confirmed that it will roll out the latest software upgrade to select smartphones. And now Motorola has come up with a roadmap of Android devices that will get the new Android Oreo.

The Lenovo-owned company has listed ten Moto devices that will receive the latest upgrade which includes-
Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S, Moto G5S Plus, Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z Play
and the Moto Z2 Play.

Apparently, if one takes a look at the list, last year’s budget Moto G4 series smartphones- the Moto G4 Play, Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are being omitted from the update roadmap. This might be a bit letdown for those Moto G4 users who were expecting an Oreo upgrade on their devices.

Notably, most of the carrier phones that are scheduled to get Oreo are listed as “pending partner support” which hints that certain phones might not see the update.

Besides, the Moto G4, the upcoming Moto X4 is also absent from the list. The smartphone was officially introduced last week at IFA 2017 in Berlin. Reports indicate that an Android One edition of Moto X4 might launch soon. The unannounced Android One Moto X4 doesn’t look much different compared to the generic version of the new smartphone from the Moto X range. However, Android One edition is said to deliver faster updates and run pure stock Android with less number of pre-installed apps and features.

To recap, the Moto X4 sports a 5.2-inch 1080p screen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It features 12MP+8MP dual rear cameras and 16MP selfie camera. It also comes with built-in Amazon Alexa assistant. The handset is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core SoC and paired with Adreno 508 GPU for graphics. The Moto X4 comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage in the U.S. and Europe.