As (partially) mentioned here, I've been using Moto G4 prior to purchasing Moto G5. On Moto G4 I went from Android 6.0 through 7.0 to 7.1.

I assume that Moto G5 is a successor (next generation) of Moto G4. Correct me, if I'm wrong. If so, then why am I still on Android 7.0 or how to trigger immediate update to 7.1 or 8.0?

I assumed that having newer phone = newer or at least the same system version. I'd never expect newer phone having older system version than its one year older predecessor. What am I missing?

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    The age of a phone matters, however often the phone that was sold more often gets the update earlier (at least with Motorola/Lenovo). The G5 was AFAIR not sold as good as the G4.
    – Robert
    Apr 24, 2018 at 20:45
  • I have returned G5 and replaced it with E4. However, your comment sounds like a perfect answer to the question (actually the answer on "How to get..." is "You can't and you won't") so consider filling up an answer, so I can accept it and bring you some rep.
    – trejder
    May 6, 2018 at 20:13


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