Motorola’s Moto G6 and Moto E5 series will have really poor software support

Motorola’s Moto G6 and Moto E5 series will have really poor software support

Motorola announced the new Moto G and Moto E series lineup on Thursday, and we have posted our first impressions of the new devices. The Moto G6 Plus is the flagship Moto G series device, and it will launch in various international markets, but not the US. In the US, the Moto G6 and the Moto G6 Play will be available, while the Moto E5 Plus (known as the Moto E5 in international markets) and the Moto E5 Play are the company’s latest devices in the Moto E series.

The new Motorola phones have their plus points, including stock Android and useful software features. However, they will have a major flaw: poor software support.


At one point, Motorola was known for providing quick software updates to its devices. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been true for quite some time. Phones such as the Moto G5S Plus and the Moto G5 Plus (as well as other Motorola devices) still haven’t received their Android Oreo update yet, despite the fact that eight months have passed since Android Oreo’s release.

Motorola has now stated that the Moto G6, G6 Plus, and G6 Play will get one major Android update. However, the Moto E5 series is not guaranteed a major update. When it comes to security updates, there is more bad news. The Moto G and Moto E series will not get monthly security updates. Instead, updates will reportedly arrive every 60-90 days.

It’s unknown why Motorola has slipped up so badly when it comes to software updates. The situation looks worse when considering the fact that new competitors such as HMD Global have been acclaimed for their fast updates.

Motorola’s update track record has steadily kept getting worse, and the latest announcement won’t do anything to take it on an upward track. We hope that Motorola changes its update policies, as the company’s consumers deserve better.

Via: Android Authority

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Idrees Patel is a smartphone enthusiast from India. He has been an Android user since the time he got the LG Optimus One in 2011. He has a bachelor's degree in Management Studies. The subjects in which he is interested are mobile processors, real-world UI performance, in-depth camera quality analysis, and many more. Contact him at [email protected]

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