Earlier this month, Motorola said that its new Moto Z and Moto Z Force flagships would receive security patches. It didn’t say how often they’d be updated, though, and with some companies pushing out monthly security updates, there were questions about how often Motorola would be updating its devices. Now we’ve got more info on the subject.
Motorola has confirmed to Ars Technica that it will not be updating the Moto Z and Moto Z Force with security updates every month. Instead, it will bundle several security patches into scheduled maintenance releases or OS upgrades. Motorola explains this decision by saying that it’s difficult to test and approve monthly updates for all of its devices and that it's "most efficient" to bundle them into other updates instead.
In addition to the Moto Z phones, Motorola says that it plans to release Android security patches to the Moto G4.
As I mentioned before, device makers like Samsung and BlackBerry have committed to pushing monthly security updates, so it’s a bit disappointing to learn that Motorola won’t be doing the same with its newest phones. It’s not like the Moto Z and Moto Z Force won’t be receiving any security patches at all, though. They’ll just hit Moto’s phones a bit later than they do some other Android flagships.
What do you think of this news? Does it affect your interest in Motorola’s latest phones?