Motorola reveals who’s getting Android 8.0 Oreo – and who’s not

Motorola, Lenovo’s smartphone manufacturer, has announced a list of devices set to receive Android 8.0 Oreo

Unfortunately, it’s bad news for customers with a device not on the list, or as it turns out, a device not exactly matching the list. The list follows a number of similar announcements from other manufacturers including Sony, Nokia, and HTC, amongst others.

The devices receiving the update include the Moto Z families, encompassing the Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, and Moto Z Play Droid. The newer Moto Z2 Play and Moto Z2 Force Edition will also be receiving the revamped operating system, as will the recently announced Moto X4. In the mid-range, the Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus will also be receiving the software update. However, this list is subject to carrier approval. This means that individual carriers with the device may decide not to update the software, as we saw with the 2014 Motorola Moto X, which AT&T and Verizon did not update from Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Notice anything missing from the list? How about the Moto C, Moto E4 and Moto G4 models? Some of these are recent releases. Way to go Motorola. This is very disappointing. Motorola’s blog post on the subject explains that this is the “full list” of devices, so if you own any of the above mentioned mid-range phones, it doesn’t sound like you’ll be updated with the latest from Google. Hopefully there’s still a chance things will change. 

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SOURCE [Motorola]

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