Even though it’s been more than 18 months since Android 8.0 Oreo was released, Moto G4 is finally receiving the new operating system. Motorola definitely took its time with the new operating system, but it’s always better late than never. On the downside of things, the only Moto G4 users who are receiving the new update are those who live in Brazil. This means that Moto G4 from other parts of the world will need to wait at least one more week before the update comes their way.
Moto G4 Gets Android 8.0 Pie
Moto G4 arrived in May 2016 and the smartphone was powered by Android 6.0.1 at launch. Fortunately, Motorola hasn’t forgotten about this mid-range “killer” and it decided to start rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for it. While the update might be currently rolling out in Brazil, Motorola is definitely going to start offering the same treatment to Moto G4 users from all over the world.
Receiving Android 8.0 Oreo is great news for Moto G4 users. This new operating system is packed with a plethora of features such as a new UI and launcher that offer a premium user experience. Not only that, but Android 8.0 Oreo also ships with a bunch of under the hood software improvements that take the performances of Moto G4 to the next level. Talking about Moto G4’s performances, let’s take a look under the smartphone’s hood and remind ourselves of what kind of hardware specs this mid-range smartphone has to offer.
Hardware Specs Overview
Moto G4 ships with a 5.5-inches display that uses IPS LCD technology. The display offers a pixel resolution of 1080 x 1920p and an aspect ratio of 16:0 alongside a pixel density of 401ppi. Furthermore, the display has been coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for extra protection. The last thing that we want to mention about Moto G4 is the fact that the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 617 CPU.
Shawn Cooper is a tech journalist who graduated from St. John’s University and specializes in writing everything from the IT industry, scientific research, robotics, and the digital world. Cooper is also the lead editor for Tech News Watch. In his spare time, when he is not playing computer games, you will see him writing reviews on different tech products or games. Shawn also likes to spend countless hours on social media to hunt the latest news from the biggest technology companies, so that his reports are as fresh as possible.