The Android 8.0 Oreo (opens in new tab) update was released last month, but so far only a handful of devices have received the update. In the meantime, companies like HTC (opens in new tab), Sony (opens in new tab) and Nokia (opens in new tab) confirmed which of their devices will be updated to the latest version of Android. Today, Motorola joins that list of companies, with the Android 8.0 Oreo update confirmed for several devices across its line-up.
The Lenovo-owned company won’t be updating the Moto G4 (opens in new tab) series and older generation Moto X series devices. For a brief recap, the Moto G4 series was launched last year with Android 6.0 Marshmallow (opens in new tab). Motorola has rolled out the Android 7.0 Nougat (opens in new tab) update for these devices earlier this year.
Moto devices eligible for Android 8.0 Oreo update
Motorola will be updated a total of 10 devices across the Moto Z, Moto X and the Moto G series to Android 8.0 Oreo.
- Moto G5S
- Moto G4 Plus (opens in new tab)
- Moto G5S Plus (opens in new tab)
- Moto G5 (opens in new tab)
- Moto G5 Plus (opens in new tab)
- Moto X4a (opens in new tab)
- Moto Z2 Play (opens in new tab)
- Moto Z2 Force (opens in new tab)
- Moto Z / Z Droid (opens in new tab)
- Moto Z Play / Z Play Droid (opens in new tab)
- Moto Z Force Droid (opens in new tab)
Motorola says that it will start rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its devices starting from fall, which begins later this month. To recall, the Android 8.0 Oreo update brings several improvements and features, ranging from power efficiency to user interface enhancements.
One of the major new additions to Oreo is Background Limits, which prevents rogue apps from abusing the location permission hundreds of times every hour. Another important new feature is Picture in Picture mode that allows users to an app in a full window with another app in a small window.
The Oreo update also brings Autofill APIs that let you enter usernames and passwords using password managers in a much more efficient manner.