A device from 2016 that gets a new version of Android. Still, the Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus – both devices get an update to Android 8.1.0 Oreo.
For the unveiling of the Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus devices we have to look back in the booklet to May 2016. It were the last devices in the Moto G-series that were equipped with the ‘original’ Motorola design, this design was created under the leadership of Google, but with the acquisition by Lenovo there is a lot of hurled, including the design. To return to the two devices; basically there was Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on both devices pre-installed, during the lifetime there has also been an update to Android 7.1 Nougat, but that was also the case, so was the expectation in any case.
Motorola announced that Android 7.1 Nougat had been the last update for the devices. The company may have known that this was probably not the right decision, especially after the company’s reputation under the leadership of Google. Motorola had already indicated at the time to view the options for a second version upgrade, but it remained silent for a long time. Hope disappeared quickly, until very recently. Via various channels, including XDA-Developers, it has now become known that Motorola has been working for some time on a so-called soak-test for the new version of Android for the device. These tests take place in a small target group, if everything turns out to work correctly, then there will probably be a stable update for all owners of the device in a relatively short period of time.
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The new Android 9.0 Pie comes with many new features :
- Android Pie helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least, it's the super power you can't even see.
- With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed.
- Picture-in-Picture allows you to see two apps at once, it's like having super strength and laser vision.
- Notification Dots: Press the notification dots to quickly see what's new, and easily clear them by swiping away.
- Android Instant Apps: Teleport directly into new apps right from your browser, no installation needed.
- Google Play Protect: Working to keep your device and data safe from misbehaving apps by scanning over 50 billion apps per day, even the ones you haven't installed yet!
- Whether you're talking, playing, working or streaming, you can feel confident about keeping your battery strong and full of life.
- Share the feels with a fully redesigned emoji set, including over 60 new emoji.
- Better RAM Management.
- It has a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience.
- OpenGL ES 3.1 and Android extension pack brings Android to the forefront of mobile graphics putting it on par with desktop and console class performance.
- Responsive, natural motion, realistic lighting and shadows, and familiar visual elements make it easier to navigate your device.
- New devices come with encryption automatically turned on to help protect data on lost or stolen devices.
- State of the art video technology with support for HEVC main profile to allow for UHD 4K 10-bit video playback, tunneled hardware video decoding to save power and improved HLS support for streaming.
- and other cool features.
Note: If there is more than one download option, that likely means that you need to download and install the Bug Fix Update for your smartphone or tablet device before you can actually update to Oreo 8.0.
Step 1:Before you go trying to update your device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. It's easy to check so follow this guide up to step four. This screen will have a section called 'Android version'. If it doesn't, click 'Software information' to find out.
Step 2:Scroll down the Settings menu and click on 'About Phone' or 'About Tablet'. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.
Refer to Android developer page to choose which version of Android your phone or tablet is running. I.e, 4.0.4 corresponds to Ice Cream Sandwich, an old version of Android that was released in 2013.
Step 3:Note: Your phone or tablet may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We suggest you to download the software Droid Over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.
Choose and click the "Software Update" option. Next it will search available update for your phone or tablet. If update is available, you will be asked if you want to install it. Select "yes" and it will install the new operating system in your device. If you want to install it later, you can download the Android Pie 9.0 file first. Download Android Pie_9.0.zip