Well, this sucks if you’ve spent good money on a Motorola smartphone.
The firm has confirmed to Ars Technica that it isn’t going to commit to monthly security updates, even though Google will have released patches for the Android operating system.
Here’s what they told Ron Amadeo at Ars Technica:
“Motorola understands that keeping phones up to date with Android security patches is important to our customers. We strive to push security patches as quickly as possible. However, because of the amount of testing and approvals that are necessary to deploy them, it’s difficult to do this on a monthly basis for all our devices. It is often most efficient for us to bundle security updates in a scheduled Maintenance Release (MR) or OS upgrade.”
I guess people who care about security will be buying an Android smartphone from a company that does care about keeping them up-to-date with security patches – like Google or Samsung.
Or maybe they’ll just buy an iPhone. But certainly not a phone made by Motorola.