Motorola Confirms No Monthly Security Patch Updates for Moto G6 and Moto E5 Series

Motorola is going through a tough phase under Lenovo; Ever since the latter took hold of the former, things changed drastically, although unofficially. And now, things are going to change officially, at least in the software department. To much fanfare, Motorola yesterday unveiled the Moto G6 and Moto E5 lineup at an event in Brazil. While the devices didn’t inspire, things are going to be even worse for the Motorola fans as the company has confirmed that it won’t be seeding monthly security patch updates for the newly launched Moto G6 and Moto E5 devices.

Motorola Monthly Security Patch

As reported by Ars Technica, Motorola will deliver one major update to the Moto G6 lineup that includes Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and the Moto G6 Plus. But the same was not guaranteed for the Moto E5 lineup as the company has confirmed that the devices may not receive a platform update. The Moto E5 lineup includes- Moto E5, E5 Plus and the E5 Play. It is also said that the software support for the Moto E5 lineup will end within 6 to 12 months.

To make the things, even more, worse, Motorola stated to the publication that it won’t deliver monthly security patch updates to the smartphones. Instead, the security updates will arrive for every 60-90 days. So, there you go folks, Motorola has now confirmed that it isn’t any more interested in delivering software updates like it used to do earlier.

It’s been going for a while now. Since the start of 2017, Motorola did not release software updates to the Moto G5 lineup, which was followed by the Moto G5S devices too. The Moto X4 was the only device which received a platform update from the list of Motorola devices released in 2017 because in some countries, Motorola released an Android One version of the Moto X4. So, the regular variant also received the update in some countries such as India.

But if we consider other Motorola devices such as the Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S Plus, they’re yet to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Let us know what you think about Motorola’s decision on software updates.

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April 22, 2018 1:22 pm 1:22 PM

Motorola lost it. Now for stock android lovers , only option in mid range is Nokia 6 2018.

April 22, 2018 7:15 am 7:15 AM

If this is the case, then they might loose many customers around the globe. And Motorola cannot stand out there easily in the future. It’s now or never. The Smartphones are getting better and better in every segments. And Motorola is far far away.

Kaushik IMA
April 22, 2018 12:11 am 12:11 AM

Lol, even Sony mediatek phones and brands like Vivo give monthly security patches…LOLL

Airtel User
April 22, 2018 1:35 am 1:35 AM

Aww security patches is the only thing value speaks alot about typical android pidi. Whether its a cheap chinese light or cheap chinese brand like xiaomi, its mostly use and throw with NO service center support.

Kaushik IMA
April 22, 2018 1:01 pm 1:01 PM

I told u already I have seen good service from Asus, Sony, Xiaomi and Oppo.

Too bad your commissioned agents are not doing a good job.

Security patches are more important than Android updates, that’s a world accepted fact.

Better switch from Moto before it’s too late.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 22, 2018 12:36 pm 12:36 PM

Sony is far better brand than Motorola!!!!! Sony phones are great except battery and camera!!!!! Camera is great no doubt but not in the league of Samsung and Pixels!!!!!

Proxima Midnight
April 22, 2018 5:01 pm 5:01 PM

don’t you know major OEMs use Sony camera in their phones.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 22, 2018 11:08 pm 11:08 PM

Still Samsung and Pixel has better camera than Sony phones!!!!! Can you tell me why? Even HTC and LG for that matter!!!!!!

Kaushik IMA
April 22, 2018 1:02 pm 1:02 PM

Nikhil it depends. Sony midrangers usually have flagship grade cameras. Ironically in Sony phones the best cameras are on the midrangers.

XA1 and XA camera better than XZ for example.

April 22, 2018 10:36 am 10:36 AM

Moto is owned by cheap Chinese Lenovo

Airtel User
April 22, 2018 4:59 pm 4:59 PM

Android is a clone of iOS, repeat this also.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 22, 2018 2:13 pm 2:13 PM

No point in making these people understand!!!!!

Airtel User
April 23, 2018 2:35 am 2:35 AM

Hey mum pune highway, all you are biased opinions towards brands like xiaomi and honor or any other cheap chinese brands speaks a lot about your knowledge as a whole. But still pne advice to you grow up son.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 23, 2018 4:32 pm 4:32 PM

Honor subbrand of Huawei(which is number three company of World just behind Apple and Samsung, meaning that they have already beat HTC/LG/Sony who were good at one point of team)!!!!! Use their devices first and let me know your experience!!!!! Of course it’s about taste, but Huawei has came long way since the launch of Huawei Mate 9!!!!!!I have used all their devices from Mate 9/Honor 8/9/Honor View 10/Honor 7X/Honor 9i/Honor 8 Pro/Honor 6X/Huaei Mate 10 pro!!!!!