Motorola Moto G5 running Android 8.1 Oreo spotted on Geekbench

After months of speculation, finally some proof that Android Oreo is indeed coming to the Moto G5


We had been hearing about the impending rollout of the Android Oreo 8.0 update for the Motorola Moto G5 for the past few months now. Mobile forums were rife with rumors as well as fake news about the update, but now we have exclusive proof that the Oreo update will indeed be rolled out to the Moto G5.

Motorola Moto G5: Android Oreo Update

The Motorola Moto G5 had launched last year and the phone is still stuck with Android Nougat, despite Oreo having debuted last fall at Google’s annual conference. Not surprisingly, this has rubbed Moto G5 users the wrong way and they have been vocal about the lack of the update on consumer forums. Looks like the good people at Motorola have listened to their appeals. MySmartPrice has exclusive proof that the Moto G5 will indeed be receiving a software update soon.

We spotted the Moto G5 running Android 8.0 Oreo on Geekbench. The listing (screenshot above) shows a Motorola XT1670 device (which happens to be the model number for Moto G5) running on Android Oreo 8.1. It seems that Motorola has decided to skip the Android 8.0 update altogether and jumped directly to Android 8.1, which is the latest iteration of the world’s most popular mobile OS.

Earlier, Motorola had confirmed that the Moto G5 family will be receiving the Oreo update. However, no fixed timeline was communicated for the same.

Motorola Moto G5: How to check for update

If you own a Moto G5, you can manually check for the update by navigating to: Settings > About Phone > Check For Software Updates. If the update doesn’t show up at the moment, that could be because it might be rolled out to different regions in a staggered manner. Either way, you’ll get a notification based on your region and model number as and when its rolled out in your territory.

Motorola Moto G5: Specifications and Features

The Moto G5 is the successor to one of the most popular affordable phones of 2016 — the Moto G4. It flaunts a 5-inch Full HD display and is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM. It ships with 16GB of internal storage that is further expandable through the in-built microSD card slot. The Moto G5 is equipped with a 13-megapixel primary shooter that is illuminated with an LED flash. On the front, the device is armed with a 5-megapixel camera.

Motorola Moto G5: Pricing

Moto G5 is currently priced around ₹7,999. You can check out all the buying options here. Do let us know if and when your Moto G5 gets the Oreo treatment through the comments section.