The 8th iteration of Android, named Android Oreo ( Android 8.0) has been officially launched by Google on 21st August, 2017.

Android O

So, here’s a comprehensive post to cover all the news, FAQs and about Android O on Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus.

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  • Will Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus recieve Android O update?

If you’re a Moto G5/Moto G5 Plus owner, you must be wondering if/when Android O will land on your device. So, let’s clear it out the way first; Moto G5 & G5 plus will recieve Android O update. 

[UPDATE] Motorola has officially confirmed that Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5 and Moto G5s Plus will be upgraded to Android 8.0 (Oreo)


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Are you sure?”, you may ask. Yes, and here’s why – Motorola is known for its timely software updates. Most of its flagship phones receive 2 major Android updates and mid-range phones like G series receive one major upgrade at least. This fact alone is sometimes the sole reason why some people choose Moto phones despite other drawbacks. Keeping this in mind and considering the fact that G5 and G5 Plus run Nougat out-of-the-box, it’s a no brainer that both the devices will be upgraded to the latest Android O, sooner or later.

  • [ETA] When and how will I get the Android O update?

[Update] Motorola says – 

We’re happy to confirm Android 8.0 Oreo will be joining our fleet of Motorola smartphones, starting this fall.

Again, this goes hand in hand with my earlier guess. Read further to know.

In short- Android O has been officially released in August. Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus will most likely recieve the update in mid November/December.  This is further confirmed by Google’s recent official statement on Project Treble –

We’ve also been working closely with our partners, and by the end of this year, hardware makers including Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to launch or upgrade devices to Android 8.0 Oreo.

As mentioned earlier, Android O is still under development with only developer previews available for now (for Nexus and Pixel phones).

But the geek inside me couldn’t resist. So, I did some research & looked at past 4 years Motorola’s​ track record with Android updates. I don’t think anyone has done this before so you might be seeing this for the first time here.

Motorola Software Android Update History, Track record, ETA
Motorola’s track record of Android update for Moto G series

It would be safe to say that there’s a 3 months window between the official release of Android O(avg. delay from above data is 2.7 Months)and its actual roll-out to your phone.

P.S : I am NOT a Motorola employee. I’m just an Android enthusiast like you. I took long time do some research online and have shared my findings here. All the details, estimations given so far are based on my research and is not endorsed by Motorola LLC., in any way.

  • Android O Custom ROMs

1. LineageOS 15 for Moto G5 Plus (Potter) 

Released – 15/09/2017

Current status – UNOFFICIAL

Note: This is the first Android O based custom ROM for Moto G5 Plus. It still few minor bugs that don’t affect day to day use. Your can flash it right now unless you want super stable ROM, in which case, you should wait for few weeks until the ROM is completely free of issues.

Which custom ROMs have you tried and which are you’re favourite ones?

What’s your guess about the Android O roll-out? Share your thoughts through comment section below.

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