Moto X4 with Android One gets better with Android Oreo

Moto X4

Google has rolled out Android Oreo update for the Moto X4 smartphone. Touted as the first Android One smartphone in the US, the Moto X4 was pre-loaded with Android 7.1.2 Nougat. During the launch event, Google had promised Android Oreo update for the device. The latest news is that the company has fulfilled the promise.

According to Android Police, the Android Oreo update for the Moto X4 has been pushed via the build number OPW27.1. The update also includes the relevant Android security patches including few other updates. The system update page clearly states the presence of Android 8.0 Oreo alongside security updates.

After the installation of the update, you will be able to work with picture-in-picture mode in addition to features such as background limits, app installation via APK, 60 new emojis, notification dots, adaptive icons, wide-gamut color including snoozing individual notification.

Moto X4

With Android Oreo, you can watch the YouTube video and also deliver a text message, email, app navigation and much more. The core concept is that you can work with multiple applications using the same screen.

Like in the case of all other updates, the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto X4 has been rolled out via OTA. However, it is also possible to manually download the update.

Alternatively, you can manually navigate to Settings | About phone to verify the presence of the update. It is absolutely vital to charge the handset completely and also establish connectivity with Wi-Fi to avoids excess data charges. You should also free up nearly 3GB of storage space.

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On the specifications front, the Moto X4 is equipped with a 5.2-inch FHD LTPS IPS Corning Gorilla Glass protected display, Snapdragon 630 processor alongside Adreno 508 graphics. While the 3GB RAM features 32GB storage, the 4GB RAM variant bears 64GB expandable storage.

A 3000mAh turbocharging battery supplies the required power for the handset. In addition to 4G VoLTE, the Moto X4 provides support for WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, NFC in addition to USB Type-C port.

The rear side features a dual camera mechanism comprising of 12MP (f/2.0 aperture) and 8MP (f/2.2 aperture) sensors. The secondary camera on the rear provides support for the 120-degree field of view with an ultra-wide angle.

The selfie camera flaunts a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and LED Flash paired with a low capacity 4MP sensor with support for an adaptive low-light mode. The camera also provides support for PDAF, dual-tine LED flash including effects such as bokeh, background change, and 4K video recording.

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