A few years ago when Google acquired Motorola, the company emerged as one of the best OEMs to roll out the latest software updates. However, the scenario isn't the same now since Lenovo's acquisition. The company takes months to roll out the latest software updates. Today after a long delay, the company is finally rolling the Android Oreo 8.1 update for Moto G5 and G5 Plus.
Both these devices were pre-installed with Android Nougat 7.0. After months of testing, the company directly rolling Android Oreo 8.1 instead of Android 8.0. Unfortunately since the Lenovo's take over the Motorola rolls only one major update for Moto G-lineup smartphones. The latest update is the only major update Moto G5 lineup owners can expect.
At the moment the Moto G5 owners in Mexico are receiving the update whereas G5 Plus owners are getting it in India and Brazil. The company official confirms the update will be rolled out for all key regions in stages, so you can expect the update will hit other regions in next few weeks.
One of the reasons behind rolling in stages could be Motorola wants to resolve all bugs before rolling out the update globally. If you are amongst those lucky owners who received the update notification, we will recommend to backup your data before kicking off the update process.
If you haven't received the update, you can checkout manually as well by going into settings menu >> About device >> software update. Feel free to share your thoughts regarding the update in the comments section below, Stay tuned.