Motorola pledges rapid fix for Stagefright vulnerability

The Moto X, Moto G, and other devices should soon get an update from the carrier or directly from Motorola.

Moto X Style

The Moto X Style comes in many colors but is not as competitive as Lenovo's CEO would like it to be.

Credit: Motorola

Motorola doesn’t want you to fret about Stagefright, even if you’re holding on to one of its older phones. The company detailed its pledge Monday to patch all its current and future devices.. 

The Moto X Style (which will sell in the U.S. as the Moto X Pure Edition) and Moto X Play will already have the fixes when they go on sale. Initial shipments of the third-generation Moto G won’t have the patch in “some regions,” but Motorola says they’ll get the update soon.

Fortunately, Motorola said all its devices sold from 2013 on will get a fix for the vulnerability. Here’s the full list:

  • Moto X Style (patched from launch)
  • Moto X Play (patched from launch)
  • Moto X (1st Gen, 2nd Gen)
  • Moto X Pro
  • Moto Maxx/Turbo
  • Moto G (1st Gen, 2nd Gen, 3rd Gen)
  • Moto G with 4G LTE (1st Gen, 2nd Gen)
  • Moto E (1st Gen, 2nd Gen)
  • Moto E with 4G LTE (2nd Gen)
  • Droid Turbo
  • Droid Ultra, Mini, Maxx

Why this matters: Android device manufacturers and carriers have moved with unprecedented speed to fix the Stagefright vulnerability. Updates should begin soon for Nexus devices, and Samsung and LG have joined Google’s pledge for monthly security updates. While Motorola didn’t make a similar commitment, it’s usually one of the better companies at delivering timely Android updates (2013 Moto X excluded). Motorola will sell the new Moto G and X direct to consumers, so the carriers won’t be able to slow down any future software updates or security patches.

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