May 27, 2020 5:23 AM
Moto G4
Moto G4 | Photo Credit: Motorola

Moto G4 Smartphone May Receive Android 8.1 Oreo Update Instead of 8.0

The Android 8.1 Oreo version for the smartphone was spotted in a bench-marking website; reveals the company will likely to skip the Android 8.0 Oreo edition

Motorola launched its Moto G4 smartphone in May 2016. Though the device got an earlier up gradation to Android Nougat, the company did not launch any update for Android 8.0 Oreo. Now it seems the company will be skipping the version and directly go for Android 8.1 Oreo update.

The information comes from a browser benchmarking website where the Moto G4 along with its update version Android 8.1.0. is mentioned. However, it is not sure if the Moto G4 Plus will also be getting the same update. Last year before the launch of the Moto G4 Plus the company was not expected to give Android 8.0 Oreo update for the smartphones. But the company decided to launch the Oreo update for the Plus version.

Moto G4 Android 8.1.0

We can now be sure that Motorola is going to upgrade the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus either to Android Oreo 8.0 or 8.1. Now whatever be it, it will be getting a huge update. The versions don’t seem to matter much since the 8.0 and 8.1 aren’t drastically different from each other. It just some minor tweaks, bug fixes and the latest security patch including the fix for the KRACK WPA 2 Wi-Fi vulnerability.

Android 8.1 seems a lot inspired by the Pixel 2 smartphone and includes features the Pixel launcher search at the bottom and the adaptive light/ dark themes. Also, it contains the transparent Quick settings menu previously seen on the smartphone. As for the date, it’s not yet confirmed by the company, but we can expect the update to roll out by next month.

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