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Motorola says it won’t commit to monthly security patches for its phones

Lenovo-owned Motorola has confirmed that it won’t attempt to keep up with Android’s monthly security updates.

Tech publication Ars Technica states that after pressing the brand for information on what it deemed an “unacceptable” and “insecure” policy, Motorola responded that while it understands keeping its phones up to date with security patches is important to its customers and it strives to push them out quickly, monthly updates aren’t feasible.

“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,” explained the brand in a written statement, “It is often most efficient for us to bundle security updates in a scheduled Maintenance Release (MR) or OS upgrade.”

This means that users of the company’s new G4 and Z line phones can expect to receive security patches at the same crawling pace Moto X users have experienced, which is about once every quarter.

Related reading: Moto Z Hands-on: Motorola’s modular future

[source]Ars Technica[/source]

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