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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Airtel User
April 23, 2018 2:47 am 2:47 AM
As a closure comment i will say, people here got flashed as till now nobody spoke about what cheap chinese brand lacked apart from updates and crap thats all gimmicks. Its a joke in android about security and all ask any IT security expert, they will laugh at you and xda forums are not experts those are for enthusiasts. Differnece is this. Peddlers for cheap chinese brands like arena, highway and other pidis think only they knew stuff but they dont. Motorola G6/PLUS when it launches, you should buy it go for the specs it offers in its value it… Read more »
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 23, 2018 4:28 pm 4:28 PM

Better battery? Even Redmi Note 5/Honor 7X lasts longer than Moto G5 Plus!!!!!

Kaushik IMA
April 23, 2018 11:37 am 11:37 AM

What a great sales pitch. Surely Motorola will give u admin post on their forums!

Airtel User
April 23, 2018 2:43 pm 2:43 PM

Hey ima , its not a sales pitch. Its your job to do that for cheap chinese brands dont get sold easily, hence the gimmicks by you pidis and xiaomi.

Motorola and lenovo are big brands they dont need sales pitch.
I just flashed you all as there was a need to do it on tt which i did people have got my message. My message is conveyed.

Kaushik IMA
April 24, 2018 12:57 pm 12:57 PM
Yes your message is read by Moto India loyalists do they can give you a job as forum administration. There is a thing named value given the resources at disposal. I don’t criticise Samsung much because they have good resources and you can actually see that in their devices. For the size of company that Lenovo is, given their huge resources, their products (smartphones) are LOUSY. Nothing you say will change that ground fact. Lenovo is loitering with the likes of LG and let me say even LG produces a better phone at any price point. This is my reflash… Read more »
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.