Motorola phones getting Android 8.0 Oreo revealed

Motorola has revealed the smartphones that will be receiving an update to the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system upgrade. The list covers 10 different devices in three of the many Motorola series of phones. One group of owners that will not be happy if they were looking forward to Android Oreo will be owners of the Moto G4 smartphones as they did not make the cut. Likewise, older versions of the Moto X series will not get an update either. In the case of the G4 series of devices, Motorola launched them with Android Marshmallow just last year and updated them to Android Nougat earlier this year.

The list of devices includes the following:

  • Moto G5S
  • Moto G5S Plus
  • Moto G5
  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Moto X4a
  • Moto Z2 Play
  • Moto Z2 Force
  • Moto Z / Z Droid
  • Moto Z Play / Z Play Droid
  • Moto Z Force Droid

Motorola says the update will start rolling out to devices starting this fall, but no more specific dates were provided. That could be bad news for owners of these devices as Motorola’s history with updates has been inconsistent in recent times despite their announcements.