Earlier this week, we reported that Motorola had begun rolling out Android Oreo update to the Moto G5 owners in India. Now it appears the Moto G5S Plus is also getting the same treatment. Users in Brazil have already received Android 8.1 earlier this month. And now the company is finally bringing this long overdue update to Indian devices.
Multiple Moto G5S Plus users in India are reporting to have received the Android Oreo update on their devices. At the time being, the update seems to be rolling out for Indian models only, but hopefully the rollout will be expanded to other regions as well in the coming weeks. The update carries build number OPS28.65-36 and clocks in at 1.2GB in size.
The update is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and users can look forward to features like Notification Dots, autofill password manager, picture-in-picture mode, faster boot times, stricter restrictions on background apps, and lots of other under-the-hood optimizations and improvements. Alongside the usual Oreo goodies, the update also packs the August security update as well as some stability improvements and bug fixes.
Since this is a staged rollout, it may take some time for the update to reach all devices. If you haven’t received the OTA update notification yet, you can head over to the device settings to check if the update is available for your device.
The Android Oreo update has been a long time coming for Moto G5 series. The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus have already received the update in India, Brazil, and Mexico. As for the Moto G5S, the company has rolled out the Oreo update in Brazil and select Latin countries, but there’s still no word on when it will come to India. The good news is you don’t have to wait for the official OTA rollout. If you’ve unlocked the bootloader, you can manually update your Moto G5S regardless of your region by installing the flashable system images provided on our forums.
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