Moto G5 and G5 Plus Oreo update: All news and expected release date

This year’s Moto G series is quite different from the previous versions. With an all-metal design, Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus now have a premium touch, a first for Moto G series.

Both the devices were launched at MWC event held in Feb this year. While Moto G5 comes loaded with a Snapdragon 430 processor along with a 5.0-inch Full HD display and 2,800mAh battery, the Moto G5 Plus comes with Snapdragon 625 processor, a 5.2-inch Full-HD display and 3,000mAh battery.

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And the cherry on top is that both the devices run on stock Android Nougat. Talking about software, now that Android Oreo is out, I’m pretty sure you are wondering whether your device will get it or not.

Well, read on.

Moto G5 and G5 Plus Oreo update release: When to expect

  • No word from Motorola on Moto G5 and G5 Plus Oreo update yet
  • Oreo update fully expected
  • Unofficial update via LineageOS 15 (LOS15) or any other ROM expected in October 2017

Although Motorola hasn’t revealed any plan of their as regards to Oreo update for any device, we fully expect Motorola to update Moto G5 and G5 Plus to Oreo.

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While the flagship devices such as Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z2 Play, etc. will surely get the Oreo update, considering Motorola’s past record we are hopeful of Motorola that it will send Oreo update to the latest Moto G series as well. The Oreo update will most probably grace the G series by ending December or in January 2018.

If you don’t like to wait, you can download the unofficial Oreo for Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus soon. The unofficial update may come as a custom ROM called LineageOS 15, sometime in October 2017.

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Moto G5 and G5 Plus Oreo update: What to expect

While Android Oreo will bring major improvements in the battery life of Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, it will also grace your device with features such as Picture In Picture mode (PIP), snooze notifications, notification badges, Autofill for apps, smart text selection and a bunch of other things.

You can read more about Android Oreo features here.

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