Motorola to start testing Android 8.0 Oreo for Moto G4 Plus soon

Motorola to start testing Android 8.0 Oreo for Moto G4 Plus soon
The Moto G4 Plus wasn't initially added to the list of smartphones that Motorola planned to update to Android 8.0 Oreo, but the company was forced to bow to customer outcry and reverse its decision. One year ago, Motorola announced that the Moto G4 Plus will eventually receive an Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Unfortunately, 12 months later the smartphone is still stuck on Android Nougat and chances are Moto G4 Plus owners will have to wait at least a few more months for Oreo. The good news is Motorola is now recruiting testers for the Moto G4 Plus Android Oreo update in Brazil.

While this means that the Moto G4 Plus will indeed be updated to Android Oreo, it also means it will take some time until we'll have more news about the update. Motorola has been pretty fast with software updates in the past, but lately, these updates aren't coming as quickly as before.

After Motorola recruits all the people it needs to kick off the Moto G4 Plus Android 8.0 Oreo soak test, it will probably take at least another month until a final version of the update will be ready for release. Well, at least we expect the Oreo update for the Moto G4 Plus to arrive by the end of the year, so there's that.

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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. perry1234

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

My Moto G5S Plus with stock Android is stuck on Nougat 7.1.1. Why ? It has very few features apart from stock skin. Lenovo screw*d up Moto pretty badly. Worst device. Luckily, I will never buy Moto again.

2. perry1234

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

And the security patch’s age is equal to Captain America in phone years.

3. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Moto has gone down the drain. I had 2 Moto devices in the past. Never again!

4. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1246; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Stupid move.. Even after that update, the phone will be running one year old OS version. They better give Pie to Moto G6 series, which is easier (as its having Oreo's Project Treble support).

5. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

You guys all complaining so much. Honestly, is your phone SO horrible without the newest firmware?

6. MalKiE

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 09, 2018

Agreed! I love my G4+ with Nougat. I will still like it with Oreo, though historically I have not liked updates as much as predecessor OS's. I have always been a fan of Motorola (since the OG DROID days). I tried Samsung but hated my Note II, S5, and S7.


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

It is unfortunate that the Moto G4 will not have the same luck as the Moto G4 Plus. In fact, he will not even receive any new monthly security patches.

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