Motorola has now announced which of its phones are going to receive Android 8.0 Oreo. The Lenovo-owned company made changes to its software update support site Thursday, Sept. 14, listing down all phones set to receive Google's latest version of Android.
The list is disappointing but not surprising. It seems Motorola chose smartphones that are only slightly older than a year. Older phones unfortunately won't get Android Oreo. The Moto Z lineup is included, as are several Moto G handsets and the Moto X4. Meanwhile, midrange entries Moto G4 and G4 Plus didn't make the cut.
Which Motorola Phones Will Get Android Oreo?
Here's the list of Motorola phones getting Android 8.0 Oreo:
• Moto Z
• Moto Z Droid
• Moto Z Force Droid
• Moto Z Play
• Moto Z Play Droid
• Moto Z2 Play
• Moto Z2 Force Edition
• Moto X4
• Moto G5
• Moto G5 Plus
• Moto G5S
• Moto G5S Plus
Motorola also encouraged users to visit its support page for future updates or for a more detailed breakdown of the Android Oreo rollout by country or carrier.
Per this list, Moto G4 and G4 Plus users aren't getting Android Oreo despite those phones only being a little over a year old. Hopefully, that could change soon, although Motorola didn't say whether the list will later expand to accommodate other handsets.
What's more, most carrier phones scheduled to get the update remain listed as "pending partner support," which means it's up to the carriers if they'll work with Motorola to make the update possible. So there's a chance the update won't even arrive for phones under some carriers.
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android Oreo isn't a big update over Nougat. It mostly contains minor performance upgrades and little touches that make the overall user interface and Android experience better. There are no new gimmicks, no overhauled design language. Still, the new additions are pretty cool. The highlight of Oreo is picture-in-picture mode, which should have been implemented years ago. Samsung had done it ages ago.
Google also improved the notifications system and made autofilling usernames and passwords easier across apps. There's also smart text selection that recognizes the context of any selected text and launches the appropriate app for it.
Check back with Tech Times to see when your Motorola phone is going to get Android 8.0 Oreo. In the meantime, feel free to sound off in the comments section below!