Lenovo is now under scrutiny because of slow updates to the Motorola handset devices following its acquisition of the latter. Nonetheless, despite the loss of confidence, Lenovo is trying to catch up with updates as the company promises security patches for devices like Moto Z and Moto G.
Moto Android Updates
The Moto brand has been transferred under the care of Lenovo, but things are quite a bit hazy. Lenovo has gone on for months without Android updates for Moto devices, which has prompted frustration from a number of users.
Previously, people bought Moto phones under the Motorola brand because they run on plain Android stock version. The devices tend to be updated quickly, thus running on the latest versions of Android. However, when Lenovo acquired Moto, the updates became slower, which prompted doubts on the company’s commitment to timely updates.
According to Yahoo, it appears that Lenovo will not be releasing Google’s monthly security updates in the same pace as before. The company has issued a security patch for the Moto X a few days ago. This comes after three months without security updates. This resulted to the phones operating with outdated software and a lack of security patches.
“Moto Z and Moto Z Force as well as the Moto G Family will be supported with patches from Android Security Bulletins. They will receive an update shortly after launch with additional patches,” clarified a company representative to Digital Trends via Yahoo.
Moto Z and Moto Z Force
Another report from GSM Arena notes that Moto Z and Moto Z Force could be available in China by September. The two devices are now available via pre-order in the United States. The report also said that the Chinese variants will operate on Android Marshmallow-based Vibe UI 3.0 equipped with a local app store, because Google Play is not yet accessible in China.