Hello, Larry –
Kindly double-check and confirm the specific details of this update announcement. The reasons for my request are as follows:
On or about 16 Feb. 2019, Motorola announced the very-very-long-awaited U.S. rollout of Android 8.1 Oreo for the G4 Plus. Up to that point, the G4 Plus had been left running the unpatched, original Android Nougat (v7.0), and the most “recent” security update was dated 01 Apr. 2018.
The Oreo 8.1 U.S. rollout was “staged”, taking place over a period of at least a month. Per Motorola’s own release announcement, the OTA Oreo 8.1 upgrade would also include security updates through 01 Dec. 2018, and carry a new build number: (OPJ28.111-22)
I received the OTA upgrade, from Nougat 7.0 to Oreo 8.1, shortly after midnight (local time) on 20 March 2019. Included security updates and new build number were as expected, based on Motorola’s release announcement.
It may be just a curious coincidence that your announcement is dated on the exact date that my handset received the Android OS upgrade.
However: Your announcement refers to a build number identical to the one Motorola announced in mid-February (and which I confirm as correct) – yet your statement also announces a new security update, dated February 2019.
I find no such reference anywhere on Motorola’s site.
As of today – 29 April 2019: On at least two Motorola web pages, both of which show their release notes for Oreo 8.1 on the G4 Plus – one site is for the U.S. market, the other for India – there is no reference to any security update more recent than the one they originally announced (i.e., dated 01 Dec. 2018).
Nor have I come across any anecdotal, third-party references to a Feb. 2019 security update having been released for the G4 Plus.
And so, Larry, I’d politely ask that you please check the details (and sourcing) of your announcement and get back to me. For a specific reason (pertaining to a significant VPN bug that the Feb. 2019 update seems to have fixed, albeit on a different Moto model), I’ve been very actively on the lookout for this update, hoping that it would (will?) make its way to the G4 Plus.