Motorola rolls out Android 8.1 update to Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus in U.S.

Motorola rolls out Android 8.1 update to Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus in U.S.
According to release notes posted on Motorola's U.S. website, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are both currently receiving an update to Android 8.1 Oreo. Motorola says that this build of Android includes "new multitasking features, more efficient notification controls and improved data saver, battery features, new power menu UI and Bluetooth improvements."

Besides Android 8.1, the update carries the June 1st Android security update and improvements that exterminate bugs and enhance the stability of both models. Motorola suggests that when you receive the notification telling you that the update has arrived on your phone, make sure that the device is connected to a Wi-Fi signal before starting the updating process. In addition, the battery on the handset should be charged up to 50% or higher before you start installing the update.

If you want to install the update manually, go to Settings > About phones > System updates > Download. After the update is downloaded, click on "Install." Both phones were launched in March 2017 with Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed.

Related phones

Moto G5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
Moto G5 Plus
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. kennybenny

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

June 1st security update?????? REALLY????!!!!! At the end of October???? No wonder nobody buys Motorola phones anymore........

4. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1472; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Would be weird considering the soak test updates came with the August security update.

2. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1277; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Too late dear Lenovo..

3. BigVanVader

Posts: 52; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

Least it's getting Oreo. Better then nothing

5. DestinysPaw

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 01, 2018

Corrections... Please update this article. •Moto G5 never came to the US. •The Security Patch that came with the 8.1 Oreo update, Moto G5 Plus (retus only), came with September 1st 2018 not June.

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