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Moto G5 Plus Gets Minor Software Update: Here's What It Brings

19 March 2017, 8:13 am EDT By Samantha Dean Tech Times
The Moto G5 Plus has received a new software update, which improves the audio quality of the device, especially while capturing videos. The update is an OTA one and also brings some bug fixes to the handset.  ( Motorola )

The Moto G5 Plus- which was unveiled alongside the Moto G5 - at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 on Feb. 26 is now available in some countries.

The smartphone is poised for a U.S. release this spring but is available in South America. The Moto G5 Plus is now receiving a software update, the first for the handset.

This update is being pushed out to resolve any bugs that the Moto G5 Plus may have. The firmware update has the build number NPN25.137-33 and is currently rolling out for the Moto G5 Plus in Brazil.

The news of the update being pushed out for the Moto G5 Plus comes courtesy publication TechDroider, which reveals that the update brings stability improvements and some bug fixes.

What Else Does The Update Bring?

The update reportedly weighs 280.7 MB and it essentially counters the audio problem, which was being limited in the handset when users were recording a video.

According to the changelog, the software update for the Moto G5 Plus enhances the audio quality of the smartphone. This improvement in audio quality is while capturing video. The update makes the Moto G5 Plus a lot more stable as well.

Have You Received The Update?

If you are in Brazil, then it is likely that the update may have hit your Moto G5 Plus smartphone by now. If it has not then don't worry as the software update is an over-the-air (OTA) one and may take a while to hit your device.

It is being pushed out in phases and will make its way soon to your Moto G5 Plus. For those who are unable to wait for the alert, you can manually check if the software update has arrived for your handset or not. To check for the notification manually, navigate to Settings > About Device > Software Updates > Check for Updates. If the update is available you can hit the download option and begin installing the same.

It is advisable to take a backup of important data on your device before updating it. Also, ensure that the smartphone has at least 50 percent battery charge to avoid disruptions mid-way. Make sure you have access to a stable Wi-Fi connection before you download the OTA update on your Moto G5 Plus.

Moto G5 Plus U.S. Release

The Android Nougat-powered Moto G5 Plus is expected to hit the U.S. shelves this spring. Consumers in the country need not worry about the audio issues facing their Brazilian counterparts as it is likely that this new update will come pre-loaded on their Moto G5 Plus.

The smartphone will cost $229 in the U.S. and will be available in gold and gray options. Those interested in purchasing the handset can register their interest online.

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