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June 19, 2019: Security patches up to May 2019 are now available via a new software update for the Moto G5S Plus.

April 19, 2019: A while back, Motorola India updated the Moto G5s to February 2019 security patch and today, a similar update is now confirmed for the same device as well as the Moto G5s Plus in the U.S. Since its only the release notes we have as confirmation, it won’t be long before the OTA update begins rolling out.

Besides a new security patch, the update also improves support for Android Messages, hotspot usability, and Wi-Fi functionality, as seen in the screengrab below.

Moto G5s plus feb 2019 patch

February 14, 2019: The Moto G5s is receiving a new February 2019 Android security patch in India. Motorola India has updated the G5s software support page with details of the new patch, confirming that the rollout is ready to begin, if it hasn’t already.

The same update has also been spotted in the U.S. for the Moto G5 and G5 Plus. As usual with these updates, you also get plenty of bug fixes and performance optimizations.


Original article below:

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.

Check out: Android Oreo 8.0 update: When will my device get it

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.

Well, read on.

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
16 Jun 2019Android 8.1Up to May 2019 security patches
14 Feb 2019Android 8.1February 2019 security patch (India)
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
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.

Moto G5 Oreo update: When to expect

  • June 16, 2018: First Oreo update released for Moto G5
  • August 01, 2018: More Moto G5 and G5 Plus users begin receiving Oreo
  • Sep 06, 2018: Moto G5s and G5s Plus users join the party
  • Sep 22, 2018: Oreo arrives in India

Moto G5 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.

Nuzhat is a day-dreamer with imaginations running sky-high. Her love for tech is a recent one which she is still unwrapping and trying to decipher. Once a news-savvy journalist, she is now a tech-savvy author. Email: nuzhat@theandroidsoul.com