There's been much speculation today that the Moto Z and Moto Z Force would not regular security updates. Moto has confirmed to Android Central that such information in not correct, and that they will receive security patches.

While Moto left a little wiggle room — neglecting to say if they'd receive patches monthly, as Google pushes them, or on some other schedule — that's a far cry from the implication that its newest flagships would be left out to dry at launch.

In addition, Moto tells us that the phones — which shipped to reviewers with the May security patch — will be updated shortly after the July 28 launch.

Moto Z Force

The confusion stemmed from the Ars Technica review of the Moto Z, in which they erroneously claimed that the phone would not be receiving regular updates:

The new Motorola has a terrible policy when it comes to software updates. Motorola has stated the Moto Z will not be receiving Android's monthly security updates. Since the shipping version only contains the May security patch, Motorola will be shipping an insecure phone right off the bat. There's a whole list of known vulnerabilities for June and July, most of which the Moto Z will be susceptible to. This is completely unacceptable for devices costing $600 and $700.

Here's the full statement from Moto:

Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be supported with patches from Android Security Bulletins. They will receive an update shortly after launch with additional patches.

So there you have it, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be getting security patches, just like any other Android phone worth buying.

Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play


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