Motorola's Moto G6 and E5 series will not get regular security updates

The Moto G6 and Moto E5 smartphones will not receive monthly Android security patches.


Motorola recently unveiled its Moto G6 and Moto E5 lineup of smartphones. The Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play is expected to be released in May. In case you are planning to buy any of these aforementioned smartphones, you should know this.

Motorola's Moto G6 and E5 series will not get regular security updates


Ars Technica reports, the Moto G6 lineup with receive only one major Android update, whereas the Moto E5 lineup may not any major update at all. All smartphones included in the Moto G6 and Moto E5 lineup run on stock Android Oreo, which may not be always a good thing. And with this report, it seems Motorola has guaranteed only Android P for the Moto G6 series of smartphones.

As far as software updates are concerned, the Moto G6 and Moto E5 smartphones will receive new releases every 60 to 90 days. This means the smartphones will not get monthly Android security patches. Well, Motorola sure needs to update its update game (pun intended).

Talking about the new phones, the Moto G6 Plus comes with the price tag of EUR 299 (roughly Rs. 24,350). The Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play, on the other hand, are priced at $249 (roughly Rs. 16,500) and $199 (approximately Rs. 13,000) respectively.

Coming to the Moto E5 lineup, Motorola has set the price of Moto E5 price (MSRP) at EUR 149 (roughly Rs. 12,000). The Moto E5 Plus is priced at EUR 169 (roughly Rs. 13,700).

Motorola has been facing a lot of flack from users as it fails to update its phones its regularly. Even though the new Moto G6 and Moto E5 phones come with decent hardware specs, the software part will definitely affect their sales performance.

HMD Global (brand licensee of Nokia), one of Motorola's new competitors, is doing a great job in this regard. Not only flagship and high-end phones, Nokia's budget offerings also get regular updates including monthly Android security patches.

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