With the closest Android One program, we have a budget Nexus line, hopefully we can see quick updates for the device, given the stock system and direct support from Google. What's more, Moto X4 is the first Android One device launched in the US, with Project Fi going to boot. Google promises an upgrade to Android Oreo before the end of the year, and just a little over a week before the deadline, they have sent it. It brings all the expected updates brought by Android Oreo, such as the fill-width feature and the entire image in image mode.
One of the main tenants of Android One is a quick update and Moto X4 which was launched earlier this year for Project Fi included in the appointment update. Fulfilling the end-of-year warranty, 8.0 Oreos is now being launched for this device.
Google announced Android One for the United States at the end of September, with Moto X4 going on sale a month later in October. The device is shipped with 7.1 Nougat and a "pure Android experience" that receives monthly security patches.
At the launch of the latest variant of the One initiative, Google ensures that the device will receive Oreo before the end of the year and Android P in 2018.
With a little over a week before the new year, Project Fi users start receiving updates (Build number: OPW27.1) today. At more than 1 GB, the update also contains a December security patch in addition to all the new features introduced with 8.0 Oreos, including the images in the picture, the Notifications point, AutoFill, and the latest emoji.
So far, this update is only available for Android One variant of Moto X4. Users on other editions report that updates are not yet available to them.
It is not currently known whether the upgrade brings Project Treble support, but we know that December patch rate is December 1, not on December 5th. This is important, because the December 5 patch also brings a number of security fixes that are not present on the 1 December version. The update is slightly above 1GB and launched today. If you do not have any updates available yet, just wait should do the trick. Specific device-specific editions, such as the Amazon Prime Edition, will not receive upgrades because the upgrade must be approved by Amazon.
With support for Project Fi, Snapdragon 630, 3 / 4GB and 3000mAh battery, this device is a fairly decent mid-range temptation. At a cost of around $ 400, that's what you'd expect for such phones from a "mainstream" brand like Motorola, though other companies like Xiaomi offer similar or better deals for better rates. When it comes to Moto X4, you pay for the ease of being part of the Android One program along with the ability to take advantage of Google Project Fi's mobile network.