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Geekbench warns us of the arrival of Android 8.1 for the Moto G5


Motorola has created very good reactions in the market with the Motorola G6 and its variants Plus Y Play , and while these devices comply with quarterly updates, does not mean that Motorola has decided to stop giving good support to its users. In the past month of September Motorola published a list of devices upgradeable to Android Oreo, and in February we could see as in Australia and New Zealand Android Oreo was beginning to make an appearance. So it was a matter of time that the updates were extended to other countries, and everything points to the US will be the next beneficiaries in receiving Android 8.1 for the Moto G5 .

It has been once again Geekbench, the well-known performance test, which has put us on the track on this new batch of updated devices, and best of all, it is the latest version of Android (with permission from Android P), the version 8.1 , which now reaches the Moto G5.

Android 8.1 for the Moto G5 in Spain?

Well, it’s still too early to know. Europe usually follows the US in terms of updates, so it should not be many weeks since the Oreo 8.1 update landed in the US and later in Europe and Spain.

The irony of the story is that the Motorola Moto G5 could make use of a newer version of which uses the Moto G6, something that is not usual, since the most recent releases are usually the first to get the latest updates.

The Moto G5 seen in Geekbench has the technical name of XT1670 and it is the variant equipped with 2GB of RAM instead of 3GB, although this does not mean anything, since the new firmware usually arrive together to all models.

So, this update should also arrive soon at the Moto G5S and the G5S Plus , released last August with Android 7.0 Nougat, a few months after the launch of the Moto G5 standard.

Geekbench warns us of the arrival of Android 8.1 for the Moto G5

There is no detail about what this update will bring, although it is easy to make assumptions, since Motorola already reported on this in its day with its updates for Australia and New Zealand:

  • Autofill when it comes to login in the apps
  • Greater gluidity, better autonomy and smart text selection
  • New Picture-In-Picture (PiP) function
  • Notification in the icons of the apps
  • Google Play Protect
  • Increased battery life
  • 60 new emojis

As always, we will let you know when the update comes specifically to Spain, but if you want to make more pleasant the wait for Android 8.1 for the Moto G5, you can take a look at our forum .