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.