Moto G5S Plus Oreo Update Date and More – Review
The rollout has now started in Brazil. Soon it will also be available in all other markets as well. The rollout does not really include many things in the update besides Android 8.1 Oreo. Furthermore, Moto G5S Plus users will definitely get the August security patch and some of the additional performance and stability optimizations as well. We are going now going to discuss Moto G5S Plus Oreo Update Date and More – Review.
The Moto G5S Plus is actually an ordinary smartphone along with none of the amazing specifications. Moto G5S Plus is also a budget-friendly smartphone and comes along with a 5.5 inch HD display. The phone will be powered via Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. Furthermore, the phone will also come in two variants. One variant will have 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage actually. Whereas, the other variant will actually come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. But, the other specifications are the same for both versions as well.
Features and Specifications:
- 5.5-inch 1080p display
- 8 MP front camera
- 13 MP back camera
- Snapdragon 625 chipset
- Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and also Adreno 506 GPU
- 3 GB/4 GB of RAM
- 32 GB/64 GB of internal storage
- 3000 mAh battery
- Fingerprint scanner
Moto G5S Plus Oreo Update Date and More – Review
Well, Motorola is always among one of the quickest Android OEMs in order to release the major Android OS update. We expect the record in order to remain unchallenged with Oreo rollout too, along with their flagship device. The Moto Z2 Force, expected to become one of the first Android devices in order to get an Android 8.0 OTA.
Well, the Moto G5S and G5S Plus, for whom Motorola specifically confirmed Oreo rollout to happen soon are in the line too. However, the flagship device in the Z2 Force should take center stage in the first rollout of 8.0 from Motorola.
Motorola Android 8.0 update list
We would actually not be surprised to see Motorola get a place in a list of the first three Android OEMs in order to release the Oreo update. Maybe their use of stock UI helps them too, but it’s more so since they care about OS updates.
|Device||Oreo Update Eligibility||Expected Release Date|
|Motorola Moto G4 Plus||Eligible||Q3 2018|
|Motorola Moto G5||Eligible||Released (June 15, 2018)|
|Motorola Moto G5 Plus||Eligible||Released on 01 September 2018|
|Motorola Moto G5S||Eligible||Released as Soak test|
|Motorola Moto G5S Plus||Eligible||Released as Soak test|
|Motorola Moto X4||Eligible||Released on 28 Dec 2017|
|Motorola Moto X4 Android One||Eligible||Released on 23 Dec 2017 (Oreo 8.0)Released on 15 March 2018 (Oreo 8.1)|
|Motorola Moto Z||Eligible||Released in Brazil (22 March 2018), May 17 in the USA|
|Motorola Moto Z Force||Eligible||Released on 18 June 2018|
|Motorola Moto Z Droid||Eligible||Released on 18 June 2018|
|Motorola Moto Z Force Droid||Eligible||Released on 18 June 2018|
|Motorola Moto Z2 Force||Eligible||Released at Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint|
|Motorola Moto Z Play||Eligible||Released on 19 April 2018 (in India), May 25 in the USA|
|Motorola Moto Z2 Play||Eligible||Released on 07 Apr 2018|
|Motorola Moto C||Not eligible||—|
|Motorola Moto C Plus||Not eligible||—|
|Motorola Moto E3||Not eligible||—|
|Motorola Moto E3 Power||Not eligible||—|
|Motorola Moto E4||Not eligible||—|
|Motorola Moto E4 Plus||Not eligible||—|
|Motorola Moto G4||Not eligible||—|
|Motorola Moto G4 Play||Not eligible||—|
|Motorola Moto M||Not eligible||—|
Moto Z2 Force Oreo update
Sprint was actually the last of the four major U.S. carriers in order to roll out Android Oreo to the Moto Z2 Force. It all started along with Verizon back in 2017 and T-Mobile was not far behind. After close to two months of waiting actually, AT&T finally basically rolled out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Moto Z2 Force. The update basically came with software version OCX27.109-47 and also installed the latest security patches.
In spite of the long wait, Sprint users of the Moto Z2 Force finally got the Oreo dessert, which came along with software version OCX27.109-48, and installed February’s security patches as well.
Moto Z and Moto Z Force Oreo update
Motorola has also been testing Android Oreo on the Moto Z for months now. The first soak test was reported back in December 2017 and also a second rolled out in February 2018 too.
The wait is over now because we can now confirm that Moto Z users, at least in Brazil, can also get their phones to Android Oreo through an OTA update. The update also started rolling out in Europe on April 17, that is followed by Canada and the U.S. on April 21 and May 17, respectively.
Moto Z2 Play update
It seems like the Android Oreo update has commenced in Europe, where some of its users of the Moto Z2 Play are reporting to have received the new OS over the air actually. This is indeed what we predicted, that the update will spread from South America to Europe even before the end of this month.
The update also installs software version OPS27.76-12-25, which also brings the latest Android security patches for the month of April 2018 as well. Motorola has also confirmed that they are now rolling out Oreo for the Z2 Play handsets in Brazil actually. Well, more regions would also be covered in the next few weeks, so that the users in India, Europe, too. They can also expect the Android 8.0 update in order to hit their devices before the end of April 2018 actually.
Moto Z Play update
Motorola had also been expected to update the Moto Z Play to Android Oreo somewhere this Q2 2018 and indeed. The company has now delivered through commencing the rollout in India as well. The first instance of Moto Z Play and also Oreo came back in 2017 actually, where the phone was basically reported to be testing the OS in Brazil, however, contrary to the expectation, the first stable release has been spotted in India as well.
Still, that is not much of our concern here actually. Well, what matters the most is that the Moto Z Play is getting Oreo and that sooner or later, and each and every unit out there will be running Oreo.
Moto X4 Oreo update
Well, Motorola has begun seeding the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto X4 sets in India as well. The update basically arrives as software version OPW27.2. And it also brings the latest monthly security patch, December 2017. Because it is a really big update, we actually would recommend you to connect your device to Wi-Fi, and then check for the ‘system update’ under Settings > About phone too.
Moto X4 Android One Oreo update
Google has also released the Android Oreo update for the Motorola Moto X4 Android One edition actually. That is available on Google’s own Project Fi program as well. The Android 8.0 build arrives as version OPW27.1, and then you guys can also check for it under Settings > About phone > System updates too.
As of March 15, 2018, Android 8.1 Oreo is now rolling out to the Moto X4 Android One variant in the U.S too. The update basically comes along with software version OPW28.46-3. That also installs the March Android security patch actually.
Moto G5S and G5S Plus Oreo update
- The Moto G5S: Android 8.1 still in beta phase
- Also, Moto G5S Plus: Android 8.1 released on 1 September 2018
Moto G5 and G5 Plus Oreo update
Motorola was really quick to update the Moto G4 sets to Nougat last year, which happened before the year came to a close actually. Well, on that basis alone, it would not be wrong to expect the Oreo update from Motorola for the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus handsets before the end of December 2017. However, things have changed this year, for the worse as well.
December has now gone past, and there has also been no news of the Oreo update for the Moto G5 and G5 Plus handsets, let alone a soak test actually. It is now well into May 2018, it still no signs of Oreo on the G5 sets now. Nonetheless, we also expect the Android Oreo OTA in order to hit these devices sometime towards the end of Q2 2018, either along with or after the G5S Oreo rollout actually.
Moto G4 Plus Oreo update
Also, in its list of Oreo eligible devices, Motorola actually skipped the 8.0 update for G4 and G4 Plus. But, things changed instantly, at least for the G4 Plus. Users across the internet also reminded them of their promise at the time of the G4 Plus launch. that it would see both Android N (Nougat) and Android O (Oreo).
Motorola also realized the mistake and agreed to prepare an Android 8.0 software update for the G4 Plus actually.
Moto M Oreo update
Well, strangely enough, Motorola has also struggled in order to update some of its devices to Nougat that deserved it really well. Moto M is one such device whose Nougat release on the global level is still not happening actually. So it was no surprise whenever Motorola excluded it from its list of devices that would get to see a day in Oreo actually.
The one and only way Moto M could run Android Oreo is through a custom ROM such as LineageOS 15. That should become available for the device in stable form pretty soon as well.
Motorola devices not eligible for Oreo
Here is now a list of Motorola devices that won’t really get Oreo 8.0 OTA.
- Moto G
- Moto G Turbo
- Also Moto G2
- Moto G3
- Moto G4
- Then Moto G4 Play
- Moto E
- Moto E2
- Also Moto E3
- Moto E4
- Moto E4 Plus
- Also Moto C
- Moto C Plus
- Moto X
- Then Moto X2
- Moto X Style
- Moto X Pure
- Also Moto X Play
- Moto X Turbo
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