Google and Motorola announced the first Android One smartphone in the United States with the launch of Moto X4. The smartphone was announced running on Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system. At the launch time, Google had announced that it will receive Android Oreo update by the end of this year. And now with year ending, the phone has received its Android Oreo update.
First reported by Android Police, the update comes with a build number of OPW27.1 and brings Android security patches along with few other upgrades. The Android One Moto X4 works with Google’s Project Fi wireless carrier. Google introduced Project Fi in 2015 and it basically uses a combination of wireless and cellular networks to place calls and texts. The technology uses T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular networks in the US.
Lenovo-owned Motorola launched its Moto X4 smartphone in India in November this year starting at Rs 20,999. The Android 8.0 Oreo update is currently available as an OTA but can be manually downloaded to the phone. Users can go to Settings> About Phone, to check for the latest update.
After the Oreo update, the smartphones will have picture-in-picture mode that lets users to two tasks simultaneously. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Android Oreo has other features like including Background limits, installation of apps via APK, over 60 new emojis, notification dots, Wide-gamut colour for apps, Snoozing individual notification, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, WebView enhancements and much more.
The phone features a 5.2-inch full HD LTPS IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The device is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor along with Adreno 508GPU. The phone comes with two storage and RAM variants: one sports 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while the other features a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Both of the variants are expandable up to 2TB via micro SD card slot.
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The major highlight of the smartphone is the dual-camera setup, which comes with a combination of a 12-megapixel sensor with 1.4-micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, and dual pixel autofocus along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle with a 120-degree field of view, aperture f/2.2 and 1.12-micron pixels. The camera also features phase-detection, dual-tone LED flash and has some interesting modes like bokeh effect, selective black and white, background change and 4K video recording. For the front, the Moto X4 sports a 16-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 lens and front LED flash along with a 4-megapixel adaptive low-light mode.
The Android One Moto X4 now runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and is juiced up by a 3000mAh battery with turbo charging. On the connectivity front, it supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11.ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC and USB Type-C port.