The long wait is finally over for all Motorola Moto G5 as finally, Lenovo releases the Android Oreo updates for this device. The update is not yet available for the higher range smartphone Moto G5 Plus, but it should not take long.
Moto G5 Android Oreo Update – Download
The Motorola Moto G5 finally get an update for Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone was released in March 2017 and has been running on Android 7.0 Nougat and has received occasional security updates. Now you can finally download the Android Oreo update.
The current update is around 1.1 GB in size and also includes the security updates of August 2018. Though there is no update for the Motorola Moto G5 Plus for Android 8.1, it seems likely it will not take too long. Motorola is presently rolling out the updates globally for the G5 series.
The users of Moto G5 had to wait for a long time for this update. With the device almost release over a year ago it has only received occasional security updates. It remains to be seen how long G5 and G5 Plus will continue to get support as Motorola generally provides only 2 years of updates and this period ends in March 2019.
A few months ago the Motorola Moto G6 , Moto G6 Plus and the Moto G6 Plus were released. These device come with Android 8.0 out of the box and will be updates with the Android 9.0 Pie in the coming few months.
Android Oreo Features
One of the latest features of Android Oreo is the picture in picture mode where you can open YouTube and Google Maps in a small window that floats over other apps. For instance, your navigation stays in view even while you send a WhatsApp message. Battery consumption of apps on standby has been reduced. You are also able to filter your incoming messages with notification channels.
With the latest Android Oreo update allows you a smarter selection, copying and searching and automatic supplementing of texts. There is also some modification made to the Motorola app, which allows you to use the gesture feature and perform certain actions.
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