Android 8.1 for Moto G5 Plus Release Date and Features
The Moto G5 Plus is a mid-range budget smartphone from Motorola arrived with pre-loaded Android Nougat. Motorola already confirms that Moto G5 Plus devices are going to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update very soon and now the details of the next update after Android 8.0 have been revealed. Google recently released the Android 8.1 Oreo with many awesome features and bugfixes.
When will Android 8.1 Oreo update come to Moto G5 Plus
Google previously announced in their official blog that the final release of Android 8.1 will take place in December. Subsequently, the rollout of Android 8.1 for Pixel and Nexus devices started on December 5th. The OTA rollout of the Android 8.1 update for Moto G5 Plus possibly begin in late-February at least in some regions. In India and Brazil the rollout may begin in early-March, according to tech expert’s predictions.
Android 8.1 Exclusive features
The Android Oreo update contains some bugs like UI freeze, Bluetooth issues, Picture in Picture issues and automatic Mobile data Disable. Some users also reported that their devices are sucking up Mobile Data when Wi-Fi is turned on. Some Pixel users also reported Battery drain and random reboot issues. So the Search giant may address these issues in the forthcoming update. Some Google executives also say that Mobile data bug and Bluetooth issues will be fixed through the next update. So we hope that these bugs are fixed in the Android 8.1 Oreo update.
The Android 8.1 developer preview arrived with exciting features like Neural Network API, Bluetooth battery levels, Redesigned power menu, Buttery smooth scrolling and many more. But as the Android 8.1 final Release is nowhere near, many features might be added or improved in coming days.
New Storage Management
According to Android Verge, the Android 8.1 update for Moto G5 Plus will free up some storage space due to the reduction in size of inactive apps. The features by clearing the Dalvik compilor cache of inactive apps. As we know, Android considers recently unused apps as inactive after certain time.
Also Read : Moto G6 Plus smartphone is coming with Android 8.1 Oreo.
Moto G5 Plus users don’t have to do anything after updating to Android 8.1, the system itself automatically optimizes inactive apps and will increase the free space. Most likely, the performance of Android also improves due to the increase in free space and reduction of size of inactive apps. Full details about the feature will be revealed in coming days.
Refined Power Menu
In the upcoming iteration of Android, Google refined the position of power menu. The new power menu design already arrived with Pixel 2 series launched with Android 8.0 Oreo on-board. Now with Android 8.1, the new power menu design is coming to Moto G5 Plus devices. Google shifted the power menu to the right edge of the screen from the centre of the screen. The user interface of the power menu also improved and a button for report bugs has also added which can be enabled from the Developer options.
Big updates like Android 8.1 always include security refinements and system stability improvements. But the security improvements coming with the next Android update are yet to be revealed. The full change list wi be revealed in coming days.
Where are Bluetooth Battery levels
In Android 8.1 update, Google brings the Bluetooth battery levels feature which appears in the Quick Settings toggles besides the Bluetooth icon. So Moto G5 Plus users just swipe down on the screen to check their Bluetooth battery levels. Originally, Pixel 2 was the phone to sport the Bluetooth battery levels feature, now with Android 8.1, it will come to all other eligbile android devices. In the final release of the Android 8.1 update, the Search giant may refine the feature further.
Buttery smooth scrolling
One of the awesome features arrived with the Android 8.1 Oreo update. In Android 8.1, Google implemented an additional frame buffer to increase smoothness of systemwide scrolling. Till now only iOS features smooth scrolling with nary frame drop rate, now it comes to Android through the latest update.
Buttery smooth scrolling comes at the cost of slight decrease in performance, but the trade-off acceptable to most users. Probably the Search giant may improve the responsiveness and smooth scrolling further in future updates.
We will update this post soon with more details about the Android 8.1 update for Moto G5 Plus.