Last year, Motorola scared Moto Z and Moto G4 owners by declaring that it might be unable to keep up with the demands for the monthly Android updates that Google releases for all devices.
However, the company reversed this decision, going on to promise that it will keep on rolling out these updates to all eligible phones. Well, a few months down the line and the company hasn’t really improved on this aspect, something that many are heavily blaming on Lenovo, the current owner of the Motorola brand. A few years ago, Motorola was the go-to brand when you wanted something close to a Nexus device in terms of software and timely updates, but this is no more.
Whether the Chinese-owned tech giant is ready to pull up the socks is still unknown, but the latest step could suggest that Motorola is indeed stepping up the game. Apparently, those who have managed to get their hands on the Moto G5 Plus can immediately get an OTA update waiting for them.
So far, the Moto G5 Plus has been reported to be receiving a new update in Brazil. The software carries a new firmware version NPN25.137-33 and brings with it a bunch of bug fixes as well as stability and performance refinements. Other than these, the update also comes to ensure that Moto G5 Plus users get the best out of the quality cameras installed on the phone when it comes to video recordings’ audio quality.
As noted, the update has only been confirmed in Brazil, but it should also be available to all Moto G5 Plus units. To know of yours is ready for the update, go to Settings>About phone>System updates and check for updates. Alternatively, you can just sit back and wait for the OTA notification to show up on your phone, which won’t be long.
Just as a reminder, the Moto G5 Plus ships with a 5.2-inch 1080 display screen and under the hood, you have a Snapdragon 625 SoC and up to 4GB RAM running the show, although there’s also a 2GB RAM variant. In terms of storage, you get 32GB and 64GB whereas the cameras have a 12MP lens on the back and a 5MP lens for selfies. To keep the phone alive is a 3000mAh battery that supports fast charging. The phone also gets a fingerprint scanner and the latest Android Nougat out of the box.