Sep 01 , 2018
Motorola has been very of a blended sack with regards to refreshes. A while ago when the organization was possessed by Google, they discharged a record-breaking Android 4.4 KitKat refresh, moving it out to the Moto X and Moto G even before most different gadgets. With the Lenovo obtaining starting 2015, things began to get logically slower. After a satisfactory Android 5.0 and 5.1 Lollipop rollout and a moderately moderate Android 6.0 Marshmallow refresh, the Android 7.0 Nougat refresh was shockingly behind the opposition. Prior today, the Motorola bolster page began demonstrating the gadgets which would get the Android 8.0 Oreo refresh, which was transferred to AOSP a little while back. What's more, now we have an official explanation on their official blog.
Much the same as a year ago, there are some odd oversights. For instance, we are very astonished to see that the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, Motorola's spending contributions from a year ago, are not getting the Android Oreo refresh, particularly after Motorola's promoting material for the two telephones expressly said that the telephones "will get moved up to Android working framework variants N and O". This is another instance of telephone makers neglecting to convey on their guarantees and Motorola has officially done this, so it's a colossal frustration for the individuals who purchased the Moto G4 in light of Moto's refresh bolster. Not long ago OnePlus accomplished something comparative, by dropping the Android Nougat refresh for the OnePlus 2 and abandoning it on Marshmallow after beforehand affirming that the telephone was in reality getting it.
The Motorola phones officially getting the Android Oreo update are:
Moto Z Droid
Moto Z Force Droid
Moto Z Play
Moto Z Play Droid
Moto Z2 Play
Moto Z2 Force Edition
Moto G5 Plus
Moto G5S Plus
This isn’t unheard of Motorola. Last year, both the Moto G 2015 and the Moto E 2015 were prematurely dropped after Motorola confirmed the phones were not getting Android Nougat. And even then, the Moto E 2015 only received the Marshmallow update in select markets, notably excluding the US, effectively leaving the phone with only one minor update (Android 5.0.2 to Android 5.1). Some other 2016 and 2017 phones, like the Moto E3 and Moto E4 ranges, as well as the whole Moto C line (launched earlier this year), were also excluded from the Oreo roll out, leaving them with no update support whatsoever.
If your device is not getting the update, then you can break away from Motorola and install it unofficially as soon as it becomes stable, as most Moto phones actually have an outstanding developer community (despite their unwillingness to release sources in a timely manner). But it should be completely clear by now that you should avoid Motorola and Lenovo if you actually care about updates — or, at the very least, that you should not trust their word.