Updates

Moto G5, G5 Plus, G5S and G5S Plus update: August update announced

The Moto G5 and G5s families are nearly identical but for a few things here and there. The fact that they share the same chipsets – Moto G5 and G5s have Snapdragon 430 while Moto G5 Plus and G5s Plus have Snapdragon 625 – means their software update schedules should be in tandem.

And the cherry on top is that both the devices run on stock Android Nougat, which has since been upgraded to Oreo. Talking about software, now that Android Pie is out, we are pretty sure you are wondering whether your device will get it or not.

Will Moto G5, G5 Plus, G5S, and G5S Plus get Android 10 update

The Moto G5 series came with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Motorola was gracious enough to bump it up to Android 8.1 Oreo back in September 2018 but never got around to giving the devices a taste of Pie. The company doesn’t allow its budget devices to receive multiple Android OS upgrades, so, it’s certain that the Android 10 will not come to Moto G5, at least officially.

Unofficial Android 10 update

Even though Motorola didn’t release Pie for Moto G5, some godly developers over at XDA managed to cook up some Android Pie-based ROMs. We’re not sure whether they’d be as generous this time around, but it’s not a bad idea to keep tabs.

Android 10 development: Moto G5 (Plus)  | G5S (Plus)

Latest news

July 29, 2019: August 2019 security patch announced for Moto G5S.

July 26, 2019: August 2019 security patch announced for G5S Plus.

June 18, 2019: Security patches up to June 2019 are now available via a new software update for the Moto G5S Plus.

Moto G5 update timeline

DateSoftware versionChangelog
13 Feb 2019Android 8.1February 2019 security patch
06 Sep 2018Android 8.1Installs stable Android 8.1 Oreo
15 June 2018Android 8.1Installs Android 8.1 Oreo soak test and June 2018 patch
4 May 2018Android 7.0Android security patches through May 1st, 2018
19 March 2018Android 7.0Android security patches through March 1st, 2018.
21 December 2017Android 7.0Android security patches through January 1st, 2018 and Fix for KRACK vulnerability
28 November 2017Android 7.0Android security patches through November 1st, 2017 and Stability improvements
11 August 2017Android 7.0Android security patches released on or before 1 August 2017.
17 May 2017Android 7.0Android security patches until May 1st, 2017

Moto G5 Plus update timeline

DateSoftware versionChangelog
13 Feb 2019Android 8.1February 2019 security patch
06 Sep 2018Android 8.1Installs Android 8.1 Oreo stable update
18 Aug 2018OPS28.85-10 | Android 8.1August 2018 security patch
14 June 2018Android 8.1Installs Android 8.1 Oreo (soak test) and June 2018 security patch
26 April 2018Android 7.0April 2018 security patch
28 March 2018Android 7.0March 2018 security patch
9 March 2018Android 7.0Android security patches through March 1st, 2018.
21 December 2017Android 7.0Android security patches through January 1st, 2018 and Fix for KRACK vulnerability
28 November 2017Android 7.0Android security patches through November 1st, 2017 and Stability improvements
25 August 2017Android 7.0Android security patches through 1st August 2017, stability improvements
11 August 2017Android 7.0Includes the updates of Android security patches released on or before 1st August 2017
17 May 2017Android 7.0Includes the updates of Android security patches until May 1, 2017
14 March 2017Android 7.0Includes changes that fix bugs and improve the stability of your phone

Moto G5S update timeline

 Date Software version Changelog
29 Jul 2019Android 8.1August security patch announced
17 Jun 2019Android 8.1June security patch announced
12 Apr 2019Android 8.1April security patch announced
13 Feb 2019Android 8.1February security patch announced
01 Sep 2018Android 8.1Installs Android 8.1 Oreo stable update
14 June 2018Android 8.1Installs Android 8.1 Oreo (soak test) and June 2018 security patch
4 April 2018Android 7.1Android security patches through April 1st, 2018
1 February 2018Android 7.1Android security patches through February 1st, 2018.
15 December 2017Android 7.1Android security patches through December 1st, 2017 and Fix for KRACK vulnerability

Moto G5S Plus update timeline

 Date Software version Changelog
26 Jul 2019Android 8.1August security patch announced
18 Jun 2019Android 8.1June security patch announced
18 Apr 2019Android 8.1April security patch announced
26 Feb 2019Android 8.1February security patch announced
01 Sep 2018OPS28.65-29 | Android 8.1Stable release of Android 8.1 Oreo
14 June 2018Android 8.1Installs Android 8.1 Oreo (soak test) and June 2018 security patch
9 April 2018Android 7.1Android security patches through April 1st, 2018
5 March 2018Android 7.1Android security patches through March 1st, 2018
26 February 2018Android 7.1Android security patches through January 1st, 2018, Fix for KRACK vulnerability, and Stability improvements
20 December 2017Android 7.1Android security patches up to 1st January 2018 and Fix for KRACK vulnerability
23 October 2017Android 7.1Includes the updates of Android security patches through October 1st, 2017

Moto G5 Pie update

Android Pie update: Not eligible (G5, G5+, G5S, and G5S+)

Motorola has released a list of devices that it will be upgrading to Android 9 Pie update. As usual, the emphasis is on the high-end Moto Z family, which has recently received the Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play models. These two will be among the first to be updated to Pie and later on followed by the 2017 Moto Z2 duo. While the Moto G series has representatives in there, too, there’s nothing to do with the 2017 Moto G5 family.

If you own the Moto G5 or even the Moto G5S Plus, there won’t be an update to Android Pie coming your way. As you may know, devices in the Moto G series usually receive one major OS upgrade and given the G5 and G5S have already received Android Oreo, Motorola didn’t include them in the list of devices scheduled to receive Pie update.

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