Last week, Lenovo announced which of its Motorola phones will be upgraded to the latest version of Android, 8.0 Oreo. The list consists of the Moto Z and G5 family of handsets, along with the newly announced X4.
One device that was notably missing was the Moto G4 Plus, a phone that was promised an upgrade to both Nougat and Oreo.
Motorola says that this was a mistake, and it never meant to promise an Oreo upgrade for the G4 Plus, and that G-family devices are only meant to get one major upgrade. Luckily, the company says that it's going to push out an upgrade anyway, to keep its accidental promise.
The Lenovo-owned company posted the following update to its original blog post:
Since the time of posting this, we have learned of some errors in our marketing materials around Android O upgrades for moto g4 Plus. It’s our general practice for the moto g family to get one major OS upgrade per device, so it wasn’t originally planned for Android O. But it’s important to us we keep our promises, so in addition to the N upgrade it has already received, we will be upgrading moto g4 Plus to Android O. Because this is an unplanned upgrade, it will take some time to fit into our schedule, we’ll update our software upgrade page when we have more info.
Interestingly, there's no note about the G4, only the G4 Plus. According to Android Police, the marketing material for the G4 never promised an upgrade to Oreo, so Motorola probably still isn't doing it, despite similar internals.