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Moto G4 Plus Gets Android 8.0 Oreo Update


Motorola published a list of phones which would get an operating system upgrade and there was no mention of a Moto G4 Plus, despite promises given to owners the device will receive both Nougat and Oreo updates. Suffice to say G4 Plus owners were pretty upset, however, despite not having made the list; it seems that the device will get Android Oreo after all.


Motorola has made the news official

The Chicago-based company has shared the news on its blog. The statement explained that there were some marketing errors involved. The flyers in which Android Oreo was promised for Moto G4 Plus smartphone were wrong. Motorola explained that the company gets only one major OS upgrade per device. However, since the flyers were already spread, the company felt it was important to keep their word and the G4 Plus will receive the OS update.

This is great news for G4 Plus owners and even if they will have to wait, they will still get Android Oreo on their device.

Moto G4 Plus: specs and features

The Android device was released last year in May and it has a water repellent nano coating and camera protrusion. Unlike the previous Moto generations, G4 Plus does not have IPX7 certification and it comes in white or black.

Under the hood the smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 system-on-chip and 2/3 GB of Ram, with 16 or 32 GB of memory storage. Further memory storage can be expanded using the MicoSDXC slot.

The device has a 5.5-inch 1080p display and responds to motions and gestures. There is a  13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel frontal camera. The device comes with a 300 mAh Li-ion non-removable TurboPower charging and it came with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.

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