Moto G5S Plus receives Android 8.1 Oreo update, gains ARCore support

The Moto G5S Plus emerged some 9 months ago as a mid-range device and although it packs in a very good spec sheet, it laid low after a while. But those of you who purchased the device can now expect Motorola to bump you up all the way to Android 8.1 Oreo this week.

A serious boost from the Android Nougat that it ran on previously, even the June security patch from Google has been included with the software update.

Related: How to install ARCore and AR Stickers on Android Nougat running devices

After you cool off from enjoying all the more apparent features from Android 8.1 such as the new user interface design and features such as Picture-in-Picture mode, there’s more going on behind the scenes.

Based on the official list of supported ARCore devices, Moto G5S is among the latest ones to make the list, which opens up all its users to the augmented reality platform that Google is building from the ground up.

While AR apps and games have been around predominantly on the iOS platform than Android, Google hopes to change that with ARCore.

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  1. No one has yet recieved the update, moreover they’ve removed the release notes for 8.1 from their website and instead have uploaded a maintainance release note for the June security patch

    1. You are right, someone pickup these release notes already before the OTA hit the ground. Anyway, maximum 10-15 days and people should have Android 8.1 already.

  2. i have been checked various time for update, its shows your phone is up to date

  3. From India, I haven’t received the updates yet, is it going to be few days or weeks, seems like the updates haven’t been rolled out in India yet. I have checked, many times but the updates are not yet available for download.

    1. It can easily take a few days, to few weeks.

      1. Thanks a lot for your time, I am already exicted to know that we’re getting the Oreo update, so eargly waiting 😁😁😁

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