Firmware update: Motorola Moto G5 (Plus) – Android 8.1




On Android Planet it is written that Motorola has released the update to Android 8.1 Oreo in the Netherlands for its Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus devices. These devices were originally shipped with Android 7.0 Nougat and mainly received security updates. For more information and experiences with these phones, please refer to the [Motorola Moto G5] Experiences & Discussion – and [Motorola Moto G5 Plus] Experiences & Discussion Topics on our Forum.

New in Android Oreo

Android Oreo introduces, among other things, a picture-in-picture mode. This allows you to open YouTube and Google Maps in a small window that floats over other apps. For example, your navigation stays in view while you send a WhatsApp message. Oreo also reduces the battery consumption of apps on standby and you better filter your incoming messages with notification channels.

In addition, the update brings the smarter selection, copying and searching and automatic supplementing of texts. You can also filter notifications with the so-called notification channels. Finally, Motorola makes some adjustments to the Moto app, so you can use useful gestures, for example, to perform certain actions.
Version number Android 8.1
Release status Final
Operating systems Android
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License type Conditions (GNU / BSD / etc.)


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