Motorola recently announced 12 smartphones would see the Android 8.0 Oreo update, but not included on that list was the Moto G4 Plus. This has many wondering why, as the smartphone is just a year old. Wouldn’t that mean its software and hardware specs be compatible with the new OS?
According to Lenovo, the omission of the Moto G4 Plus was an oversight, and it will indeed get the new OS along with the others. According to a statement from the company, they did see some mistakes made in their marketing materials about the Android O upgrade and realized the Moto G4 Plus was not listed as devices getting the update.
The company said its Moto G series would have just one major OS upgrade. Since the Moto G4 Plus phone has received the Nougat upgrade, there were no real plans to update it to the Oreo OS. Since Lenovo said it wants to keep its promises, the phone will see the upgrade to the Android 8.0 Oreo.
Since the Moto G4 Plus wasn’t initially listed as getting the upgrade, Lenovo said owners would need to look at the software upgrade page to see when it’ll be released.
Owners of the initial Moto G4 are not going to get the update – that was not a marketing mistake.