Motorola is set to launch the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play smartphones in India next week. Ahead of the launch of these new devices, the Lenovo-owned brand is showing some love to the older Moto G series.
The company has released Android 8.1 Oreo update for Moto G5S Plus, an improved version of the Moto G5 Plus introduced in October of last year. The smartphone iterated on the metal unibody design of Moto G5 Plus and added dual rear camera system. The company has now confirmed the release of Android 8.1 Oreo for the smartphone. The update, which is rolling out now for the Moto G5S Plus, brings security patch for the month of May.
According to Motorola‘s support website, the update also brings enhancements including new multitasking features, more efficient notification controls, improved data saver, and battery features. The software update also adds new power menu UI and improves Bluetooth features. As with any software update, the rollout is happening in a staged manner, and only handful of users will get the update right away.
Moto G5S Plus users will be notified when they have an OTA update to Android 8.1 Oreo available on their device. Alternately, one can also manually check for the update by heading to Settings -> System -> System Update -> Check for update.
To recall, Moto G5S Plus is a mid-range smartphone with 5.5-inch display supporting a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB storage. It features dual 13-megapixel rear camera system with f/2.0 aperture and dual-LED flash. It sports an 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash.
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The Moto G5S Plus features a front-mounted fingerprint sensor and supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and 4G LTE. The smartphone was launched with Android 7.1 Nougat, and is only now getting the newest version of Android Oreo. The smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery, and will be available in grey and gold colors.