Motorola Moto G5 gets Android 8.1 Oreo soak test in Brazil

Motorola Moto G5 gets Android 8.1 Oreo soak test in Brazil

It’s raining soak tests for Lenovo’s Moto G5-lineup. It began with the Moto G5S Plus receiving its Android Oreo 8.1 soak test, followed by the Moto G5 Plus. Now, the Motorola Moto G5 (device codename: cedric) is receiving the love as soak tests for Android Oreo have begun in Brazil and other regions.

As shared with us by Telegram user @alanmax_tech, the Android 8.1 update comes in at a decent 1108 MB in size and has build number 28.85-3. As seen with the previous soak tests, the update also brings along the July 2018 Android security patch.

As usual, the changelog for the update includes:

Android 8.1 Oreo: many enhancements including new multitasking features, more efficient notification controls, improved data saver and battery features, new power menu UI and Bluetooth improvements.

Users in Brazil and other eligible countries who want to participate in this soak test need to enroll their device to Motorola’s Feedback Network (MFN). Soak tests are essentially closed betas, rolled out to a select number of participants who have previously volunteered for the same. These volunteers use the new update as regular users, and report back bugs through the available feedback routes. Once all critical bugs are ironed out, the stable update is pushed to all users.

With the Moto G5S Plus, Moto G5 Plus and now the Moto G5 — all going through soak testing, only the Moto G5S remains from Moto’s G5 portfolio from 2017. We expect the soak test for Moto G5S to arrive soon as well. Hopefully, all the devices pass through their tests and actually receive their stable Android Oreo updates before Google gets the chance to release the next version of Android to the public.


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