Motorola releases list of phones that will get Android 8.0 Oreo update
All those Motorola smartphone owners who are looking to enjoy new features of the Google’s newly released Android 8.0 Oreo operating system can rejoice now, as Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Lenovo, has released a list of the Moto devices that will receive Android 8.0 Oreo update.
“We’re happy to confirm Android 8.0 Oreo will be joining our fleet of Motorola smartphones, starting this fall,” read the company’s blogpost. Motorola also has an online tool that allows its handset owners to select their carrier and phone to find out if/when it will be updated.
The smartphones that are set to be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo are
- Moto Z2 Force
- Moto Z2 Play
- Moto Z Force DROID
- Moto Z
- Moto Z Play
- Moto G5
- Moto G5 Plus
- Moto GS5
- Moto GS5 Plus
The company has also asked its users to stay tuned with Motorola for the status of updates on its customer support page. On the other hand, Motorola’s other three flagships, namely Moto G4 Play, Moto G4, and Moto G4 Plus that are running Android Nougat and are more than over a year old are not included in the list, hinting that these might not get upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.
The Android 8.0 Oreo will bring a number of new features and improvements to the Moto Android smartphones. Moto smartphone owners will enjoy “faster speeds, longer battery life, split-screen capabilities, smart text selection, improved notifications, autofill framework for your trickiest of passwords, and of course, the all-new Google Play Protect, helping to ensure none of your apps become compromised,” confirmed the company in their blogpost.
In addition, Android 8.0 Oreo will also include picture-in-picture multitasking, allow users to watch YouTube videos while replying to a text or check their e-mails and much more.
Besides Motorola, several smartphone makers like Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, OnePlus, HTC, LG, Sharp and Sony have also confirmed Android 8.0 Oreo for their devices.