Motorola Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus start receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update in U.S.

Motorola posted a release notes on its U.S. website which confirms that the company’s Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus smartphones start receiving Android 8.1 Oreo update via Over the Air (OTA). The new update brings Android 8.1 Oreo along with important improvements to your phone.

Motorola Moto G5 Plus

According to the notes, the new update also brings more efficient notification controls and improved data saver, Bluetooth improvements, new multitasking features, new power menu UI and battery features to Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Along with Android Oreo firmware, the update comes with June 1st Android security patch to your phone. The notes also confirm that new update fixes bugs and offers more stability to the phones.

To download and install the update, Motorola recommended charging your phone at least up to 50% and make sure your phone connected to a Wi-Fi network. Motorola also mentioned that you cannot downgrade to a previous Android OS version after installing this update. For the update, you will receive an update notification.

If you don’t get the update notification, you can check manually, go to Settings > About phones > System updates > Download. After the downloading process finished, tap on install. Both the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus came with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system out of the box.

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