Moto G4 Plus will get Android 8.0 Oreo update after all

Motorola has revealed the popular Moto G4 Plus smartphone will be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo.

The news comes after criticism of its decision to omit the 2016 G4 handsets from those earmarked for Oreo.

Late last week the firm announced 12 handsets would be in line for the latest OS, including the Moto Z and Moto Z2 ranges, the Moto G5 phones and the Moto X4.

Related: Android Oreo features

However, despite initially promising the G4 Plus would get Oreo, it was nowhere to be found on the upgrade roadmap.

Now, parent company Lenovo has released a statement putting the G4 Plus omission down to an error with the G4 Plus’ original marketing materials (see below).

G4 Plus

In a blog post (via Neowin) the company says: “Since the time of posting this, we have learned of some errors in our marketing materials around Android O upgrades for Moto G4 Plus.

“It’s our general practice for the Moto G family to get one major OS upgrade per device, so it wasn’t originally planned for Android O. But it’s important to us we keep our promises, so in addition to the N upgrade it has already received, we will be upgrading moto g4 Plus to Android O. Because this is an unplanned upgrade, it will take some time to fit into our schedule, we’ll update our software upgrade page when we have more info.”

Unfortunately, the original G4 isn’t getting the update. That’s presumably because there was no mistake within the G4 marketing materials.

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