Earlier last week, Motorola posted a list of its mobile devices that will be upgraded to Android Oreo. This list included 12 offerings from the company, but to the disappointment of many, the Moto G4 series did not make it to the list. This led to a large uproar among its users as it has been less than two years since the device hit shelves. Also, during its release, Motorola had promised its users that the G4 Series will receive Android Nougat as well as Android O (now Oreo) update. Monday morning brought some relief to the Moto G4 Plus users as the company stated in a blog post that the Moto G4 Plus will receive Android Oreo after all.
This news is not all that pleasing, not to the Moto G4 users, at least. Yes, that’s right, the Oreo update has only been extended to the Plus variant of the Moto G4 and the normal variant will have to settle with Android Nougat. In the blog post, Motorola stated, “It’s been brought to our attention that there were some errors in our marketing materials around Android O upgrades for Moto G4 Plus. This was an oversight on our part and we apologize for this miscommunication.” From the statement, it is clear that the Moto G4 Plus will get the update, however, there is no mention of the Moto G4.
The Moto G4 and G4 Plus were both released together and feature almost similar internals barring an extra 3GB RAM variant that was exclusive to the Moto G4 Plus. Both smartphones feature the same Snapdragon 617 processor, Adreno 405 GPU and even an identical screen size! The only major difference between the phones is the presence of the fingerprint scanner on the G4 Plus as well as the price tag. Motorola has claimed that since it had promised an update to the G4 Plus, it will honor it, however, since it is an unplanned upgrade, it may be rolled out with some delay.
What are your thoughts on the Moto G4 Plus receiving the Oreo upgrade? Do you think the Moto G4 possibly missing out on the upgrade will be justified just by its price tag? Do let us know your views in the comments section below.