Chinese smartphone manufacturer Lenovo, which currently owns Motorola had launched the Moto G5 last year in India. The smartphone is a flagship offering from the company and is apart of the Moto G series of devices. The smartphone was launched with stock Android UI which means it is scheduled to get regular software and security updates from the company. However, due to some unknown reason, the smartphone did not receive any major updates since its launch and the users are anticipating a new update for many months. Now, all that is about to change as a report from XDA Developers claim that the Moto G5 will receive the Android 8.1 Oreo update directly instead of Android 8.0 update.
Notably, the Moto G5 comes with top of the line specifications and is capable of running on Android 9 Pie as well. But there is no information whether Motorola will roll out the Android 9 Pie update to the Moto G5. The Android 8.1 Oreo update, however, brings a host of new functionalities and features to the Moto G5. The new update includes the Android Security patch of August 2018 along with stability improvements and bug fixes. The update has started to roll out already and if you still have not received the update, you can manually check for it by heading to Settings > About Phone > System Updates.
To recall the specifications, the Moto G5 features a 5-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 10870 X 1920 pixels. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC paired with Adreno 503 GPU. It features 3GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage space which is further upgradable to a maximum of 128GB via micro-SD card. On the imaging front, it features a single rear camera of 130-megapixel accompanied by an LED flash. On the front, it features a 5-megapixel sensor for taking selfies and video calling. The smartphone is powered by a modest 2,800mAh battery.