Motorola reversal: Moto G4 Plus to get updated to Android 8.0

Motorola reversal: Moto G4 Plus to get updated to Android 8.0
Owners of the Moto G4, Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 Play couldn't believe their eyes last week when they went through the list of handsets that Motorola will update to Android 8.0. Despite being less than 18-months old, the three handsets were not scheduled to receive an update to the new Android build. And to make matters worse, a promotional listing for the Moto G4 Plus was edited to remove a previous comment about the model receiving Android O. Similar revisions were made to the Moto G4's listing on Amazon India.

Today, a statement made by Motorola revealed that the comments made in the Moto G4 Plus marketing material about an update to Android O was erroneous. Nonetheless, the manufacturer said that "it’s important to us we keep our promises, so in addition to the N upgrade it has already received, we will be upgrading (sic) the Moto G4 Plus to Android O."

As Motorola points out in its statement, because the Moto G4 Plus update was not originally planned, Motorola will have to fit it into its schedule. When the company decides it will disseminate the Oreo update to the G4 Plus, the company will post the information on Motorola's software update page.

Motorola also pointed out that its practice is to allow those in the Moto G family to receive one major OS update per device. All three phones in the line had been previously updated from Android 6.0 to Android 7.0, which is why Motorola didn't originally have any of the Moto G4 handsets on the list to receive Android 8.0.


At left, promotional material for the Moto G4 Plus mentions an update to Android O, a comment recently erased by Motorola

At left, promotional material for the Moto G4 Plus mentions an update to Android O, a comment recently erased by Motorola


source: GSMArena

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12 Comments

1. Arthurhkt

Posts: 713; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Whelp, then they shouldn't promise in the first place.

2. palmguy

Posts: 949; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Makes me want to throw my Moto X Pure Edition against the wall. I can't even get updated to Android "N" like Lenovo/Motorola said it would be.

10. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

I feel you bro , rocking a MXPE aswell . the fact that there is no other alternative for it in that price range is worse .

3. gamehead unregistered

And im still using Android 6.0 (;_;)

4. kiko007

Posts: 7379; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I will never buy any Moto phone as long as Lenovo is involved. They've singlehandedly turned Motorola into a trash brand.

5. BRYLYNT

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

There was no error in the original promise. It was there to sell phones. it helped sell phones and then they wanted to backpedal and not do what they said. they got caught trying to do exactly that. I own the Moto g4 and have no desire to install an update that they will push without the desire to do so. I've had updates that did wonky things to my phone from companies that actually wanted to support their products. I can only imagine an update from a situation like this. it'll probably end up bricking phones around the time android P releases.

6. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Is there something wrong with the words 'upgrade' and 'upgrading' that requires the use of the (sic) notation?

7. Alan01

Posts: 560; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Usually the term upgrade is used when a person buys a newer or more powerful model to replace his current device. A new OS is considered to be an update. That explains the (sic) designation. Regards, Alan F.

8. ajupurohit

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Lenovo ruined the Moto brand ! Moto Z Play will be my last Moto phone.

9. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1402; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Even one of my friend's Moto X Play hasn't been updated to Android Nougat. Lenovo is just ruining Motorola. Good job Lenovo.

11. poopypants78

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 13, 2017

Of course still no love for the G4.... just the Plus variant. Sad.

12. CAVBR

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Android Oreo will probably only reach the Moto G4 Plus in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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