Android 8.1 Oreo finally arrives for the Moto G4 Plus in the U.S.

Android 8.1 Oreo finally arrives for the Moto G4 Plus in the U.S.
It's been a long and bumpy road for the Moto G4 Plus, a smartphone that made it to market almost three years ago. Shipped with Android Marshmallow on board, the Moto G4 Plus was updated to Android 7.0 Nougat later on.

Surprisingly, Motorola didn't include the Moto G4 Plus on the list of phones eligible for Android 8 Oreo updates, although the smartphone should have qualified for the update. Back in September 2017, Motorola issued a statement that reiterated its support for the Moto G4 Plus and promised to offer owners an Android 8.0 Oreo update.

It took longer than anyone would have expected, but it looks like the Moto G4 Plus is finally getting that promised Android 8 Oreo update, at least in the United States. Spotted XDA Developers, the Moto G4 Plus' support page has been recently updated with the full list of changes included in Android 8.1 Oreo.

Of course, Android 8.1 Oreo will be the last major OS update that the Moto G4 Plus will receive, but that's quite understandable considering the smartphone was launched back in 2016.

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Moto G4 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. antroid

Posts: 387; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Congrats, Motorola became even slower in updates than Samsung

2. kennybenny

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

It is inexcusable to update a phone with a close to 1.5 year old OS when we are just around the corner of an Android Q developer preview. This is the reason why my 1st gen Moto G is the first and last Moto phone I buy despite having a good experience......... Nokia has done the right thing by not excluding certain phone series for software updates. For example, Moto E series don't or rarely receive big updates because they are "cheap". Look at Nokia, even the cheapest Nokia 1 will receive Pie and possibly Android Q (Go Edition) This is the reason why I am considering Nokia as my next phone!

4. blingblingthing

Posts: 948; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I agree. With the sort of hardware phones are packing, OS updates shouldn't be this hard.

3. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

LOL, OREO? Q comes out in what, 6 months, and the G4 is almost 2 OS updates behind? Are they getting security patches at least?

5. MuddyCow

Posts: 90; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

My old dual SIM Moto G4 (no Plus) is still on May/18 security patch lol.

6. Danielx64

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 27, 2019

When will Australia get the update?

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