+ Saturday July 20th, 2019

If you’re interested in the Moto X4 after reading our review — tl;dr Chris loved it — then you might be even more excited by this news; while it comes with Android 7.1.1 out of the box, it will be getting an upgrade to Android Oreo in a couple of weeks come early January 2018.

Mostly, this isn’t really a surprise. Motorola told us back in September which phones would receive the Android 8 Oreo update and the Moto X4 was listed there. It’s taken a little longer than we might’ve liked, but reality is, most other  phones haven’t received the update yet either.

It seems likely, though not yet confirmed, that other recently-released Moto phones will receive the update around the same time, so keep an eye out in January for that update notification.

Daniel Tyson  


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So this is the first Motorola news for a long time, an Oreo update!! Has Motorola gone on long service leave? I like Motorola phones but the X4 was the last phone they announced and that was back in August and there appears to be nothing new on the horizon!!

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That’s because they’ve released tons of phones this year.

We’ll hear more about their 2018 range in January and February. I’m looking to buy the Moto G 2018 phone if it still has a 5″ screen.

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