Motorola confirms which phones will be getting Android 8 Oreo update

Android 8.0 Oreo was officially launched last month on 21st August. That being a big event, the big question is, is your phone getting Android 8.0 Oreo update? As funny as it sounds, the majority of the Android devices are highly unaffected by a major Android update. The premium phones of every brand only receive the update.

But, if you are a Motorola user, you know it’s only a matter of time before the update reaches you. There have been many speculations on devices receiving Android 8 Oreo update, but this list mentioned below is the official list from Motorola.

The list includes – Moto Z, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play Droid, Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z2 Force Edition, Moto X4, Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus.

If you aren’t a Motorola user, you can check one of my older blog posts where I have listed the Android 8 Oreo main features and a list of Samsung phones that may or may not receive it.

Earlier: These Samsung Phones will receive Android O update

Android O was launched on 21st August. There’s not much left to be known about the OS yet. The Developer Previews over the past few months has revealed quite a lot about it.

I have jotted down some main features of the Android O update.

Some Features of Android O:

Some Features of Android O
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Picture in Picture

In Picture in Picture feature, you can play a video in an app in a pop-up window and let you continue with the other functionalities of the app. It is the best thing for chat/messenger apps.

Autofill Password

In this feature, you can auto-fill passwords simply by using the fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint sensor will lock the device as well as auto-fill the password space. More and more apps will be slowly implementing this feature.

Text Recognization

Enter a phone number, email ID or Geo-location and the OS recognizes it instantly. It’s already there in our Nougat phone, but this feature will be polished to understand the text better.


The way of notifying a user about notification in apps will evolve. Dots on the app icon will indicate new notifications. Long hold on the app icon will show the notifications.

These Samsung Phones will receive Android O update:

Samsung has already announced which phone will be getting the Android O update. Here’s the list.

Premium Phones

  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Note FE

Mid-Range Phones

  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

Budget Phones

  • Samsung Galaxy J7
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Max (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro (2017)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime
  • Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016)
  • Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016)

*The phones that are launched with Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box will receive the update first.

Is your device getting the Android O update? Tell me in the comments below. Also, do share your favourite Android O feature.

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