Motorola has begun the rollout of Android 8.1 (Oreo) for the Moto G4 Plus, a device that, in 2016, was released. Thus, the company is a promise after one and a half years ago was made.
Motorola Moto G4 Plus, Android 8.1 update
The update appears first for users in the United States and then to other countries. In addition to all the new features of Android 8.1 brings the update the security patch from december 2018, so the Moto G4 Plus again fairly up-to-date. The regular Moto G4 will be possible soon also an Android Oreo-update, because for this the past months, several tests will be conducted.
The Android Oreo-update for the Moto G4 Plus has been long delayed. The smartphone was in 2016 be released with Android 6.0 Marshmallow) and would only be an update to Android Nougat. Due to an error in the marketing materials from Motorola was communicated that the phone also Oreo would receive. Motorola gave in a response to its Moto G devices, usually from one major Android update, but its promise for the Oreo-update to still want to fulfill.
It is not the first time that Motorola was relatively late with an important update. The Moto G5 and G5 Plus, who in march 2017 appeared, were given only in October 2018, with an update to Android Oreo. That while Google the Oreo update already in August 2017, provided. The Moto G6, G6 Plus G6 Play run out of the box on Oreo, but still waiting for an update to version 9.0 (Pie).
Also one Android update for the latest Moto G
Last week it was the Moto G7 series announced, and then it was also known that these devices only be one major Android update. In addition, the Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto G7 Power and Moto G7 Play once per quarter of a patch. The devices are standard features of the Android Pie and receive (hopefully) later this year an Android Q-update.
In the Moto G7 Plus a preview in the Android Planet, we discuss the most powerful and most expensive new Moto G-phone of this year. Check the website this week, in the holes for the comprehensive review of the G7 Plus. In the coming weeks with reviews of the other G7 phones.
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