After hitting SONY smartphones and Google’s Pixel and Nexus, Android Oreo prepares itself to hit many other android devices.
The Lenovo-owned company Motorola is likely to believe to back the following smartphones with the Android 8.0 Oreo version:
• Moto Z2 Force (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon)
• Moto Z2 Play(Verizon, unlocked)
• Moto Z Force DROID (Verizon)
• Moto Z
• Moto Z Play(Verizon, unlocked)
• Moto GS5 Plus (unlocked)
• Moto G5 Plus
• Moto G5 (unlocked)
As this information was made public by Motorola USA, it’s obvious that handsets sold officially in this country only will be fortunate enough to receive the update. For rest of the places, there is no information yet.
Another point to be noticed is that most of the carrier phone names listed in the list are doubted to get Oreo ‘pending partner support’ , hence there is a probability some may never get the update even if they are listed over here (if the carrier denies approval) .
There is no version of G4 present here, as it is more than a year old. The omissions include Moto G4 Play, Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, all of the three variants were launched back in 2016. also the list does not includes Moto X4, which was the first Android One phone to make its appearance in the USA. Maybe the end of the software support is early to be expected for an average-range series, but the users of G4 looking for the update may expect from other companies for their next Android fix.