Motorola Prepares to Begin Soak Testing Android Oreo in Brazil, Starting with the Moto Z and Moto Z2 Force
Since Lenovo took over Motorola in early 2015, official update support for their devices has not been exactly stellar, often skipping security patches and delivering updates slower than the competition. Recent controversial cases include Motorola not delivering the expected Android Nougat update for the Moto G 2015, and attempting to axe the promised Android Oreo update from the Moto G4 Plus. And while customer outrage has made them backtrack on some decisions in the past, it still speaks pretty ill for their update record as a whole. After confirming which devices were getting the Android Oreo update, it’s now time for Moto to start rolling out the usual soak test.
As it was historically the case, the update will be initially rolling out to their flagship line, which includes the Moto Z and the Moto Z2 Force. Brazilian owners of these devices over at AndroidPIT Brazil have reported that they’ve received an email with a survey for applying as beta testers for an early build of Android 8.0 Oreo. The soak test is not quite out yet, though, as these emails and surveys mean that Motorola is still looking for applicable testers for the Oreo update. However, the site does report that the initial testing build may come within the next 48 hours.
Speculation on this end indicates that the final update will possibly roll out during the third week of December. If you live in Brazil and you’re enrolled into the Motorola Feedback Network, have a look at your email and check if you’ve received the survey. If, however, you were not already enrolled into the MFN, or if you did not receive any email, it’s highly unlikely that Motorola is giving out any more surveys to users. It is possible, however, that update packages for the said soak test will appear in our Moto Z and Moto Z2 Force forums as soon as it appears in the wild, so be on the lookout for that very soon.