Although Google has already released the latest Android 9.0 Pie update, it’s a long road ahead to see the device manufacturers start rolling out the update to their phones as few manufacturers are still struggling to release Android Oreo update.
While Pixel smartphones received Android Pie update last month, Motorola‘s fifth-generation Moto G-series phones — Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus has now started receiving the older Android Oreo update.
Both the devices were launched last year, running Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box. However, do noted that the Android Oreo update rollout for the Moto G5 is currently taking place in Mexico only while the Moto G5 Plus is receiving the new version update in only two countries — India and Brazil.
Even in these countries, the update is currently being rolled out in phases, so it’ll take a few more days to be available for every users. While Motorola has said that the Android Oreo update will rollout in other regions as well, the company has not revealed any more details.
Compared to the Android Nougat, the Android Oreo comes with several new features and improvements, including improved battery life, thanks to Google’s Vitals initiative that limits what apps can do in the background. The Android Oreo comes with new emojis, picture-in-picture mode, multi-windows and a few user interface tweaks.
It’s really disappointing that it’s taking so long for the Lenovo-owned company to provide such major updates even for its most popular lineup of phones. Moto G-series, the mid-range smartphone lineup for Motorola, is the most popular series of the company, and is currently in its sixth-generation.