Moto X4 on Project Fi Update to Android Oreo Released

The Android Oreo update for the Android One version of the Moto X4 is now rolling out.  This is the version of the mid-level phone that launched on Project Fi earlier this year.  Google, at the time of the launch, stated that they would have the Oreo update out on the phone by the end of the year.  With 8 days to spare, they fulfilled that promise.

The Oreo update comes with firmware build OPW27.1 and it comes with everything that comes in Android 8. The new build also brings the December Android Security Update to the device.  The update is just over 1GB in size so it will need to be downloaded via WiFi and you’ll need to have 80% battery to install it or be plugged into AC.

As for the non-Android One variant of the X4 getting the Android Oreo update, it doesn’t appear to be happening yet.

The Moto X4 is a 5.2″ device with a 1080 x 1920 display.  That gives you a comfortable ~424PPI for viewing.  It runs on the Snapdragon 630 SoC with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.  That storage can be expanded up to an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.

Camera wise, the Moto X4 has a dual-camera configuration as the main shooter.  It is a 12MP and 8MP combo with the 8MP shooter able to capture wide-angle photos.  The front facing camera is a 16MP shooter.

Powering all of this is a 3000 mAh battery that can be charged rapidly thanks to Motorola’s built-in TurboPower charging.  That can give you 6 hours of use in just 15 minutes of charging.

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