The Moto Z confirmed to get monthly Android security updates

The Moto Z confirmed to get monthly Android security updates
Android updates are always something of a sticking point when choosing what device to buy. If you're hoping for timely software updates, you have to be careful what device you choose and there was some early buzz claiming that the Moto Z would not be getting the monthly security updates that Google releases for Android, but that appears to be wrong.

The misunderstanding came from the Ars Technica review of the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force in which it was claimed that Motorola had said it wouldn't be releasing security patch updates. This caused concern because the devices are set to ship with the May Android security patch. However, Motorola has confirmed that this is incorrect and the devices would be supported with the latest security patch updates, including pushing out the July Android security update soon after the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are released to consumers on July 28th. 

This is obviously good news for those who are interested in the new Moto phones. Of course, as long as you're careful with your phone, you shouldn't have too many security risks. Don't sideload apps from untrusted sources, don't mess with shady emails, and you should be all right. 

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Moto Z
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
Moto Z Force
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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4 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oh no!!! What will Mxyzptlk cry about now!?!?!

2. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Well to be fair Motorola didn't say anything about updating Android versions nor how long those updates last. For all we know security updates last only until next years successor. Or the exact opposite.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

...My point being that he cries about anything Motorola, Even if the material covered in the article is positive, he'll still find something stupid to bring up. An example of this is where he brought up Android Lollipop issues in an article not having anything to do with Lollipop, to which I responded to him that multiple studies had found Lollipop to be more stable than iOS at the time, which is followed by his immediate deflection.

4. noodz

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 23, 2016

Not sideloading apps from untrusted sources and don't messing with shady emails is not enough, stop misleading your readers into thinking android's security updates are something that can be skipped. Have you ever read android's security bulletins? Just check: source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-07-01.ht​ml Two critical remote code execution and TWELVE privilege elevation fixes, and that's just in july! Every single month new exploits are FULLY DISCLOSED with complete instructions for reproducibiliy and OEMs sit on their thumbs because who cares about security right? As for Lenovo's promise, they made a lot of promises in the past and broke a lot of them. I don't trust them to actually commit to monthly updates.

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