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  1. Ry's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T and I'm a resident of the North Eastern United States. I still have the May update, and I'm getting aggravated. The XPE was supposed to be treated like a Nexus device - quickly updated, hence its "vanilla" OS. That obviously didn't turn out to be the case, and I'm considering bailing and getting a new phone.

    I'm too nervous about data breaches. The fact Motorola/Levono have been so lackadaisical by allowing this phone to be forgotten for 7.5 months is irritating. I think I'll look at the Pixel.
    I think people assumed that because it's an unlocked, non-carrier phone, it should get updates fast.

    That doesn't matter.

    It's about what the OEM wants to support. Look at the unlocked Galaxy S7. As far as I know, carrier models, like Verizon's, have been ahead of the unlocked model when it comes to security patches.

    The third gen Moto X has multiple versions of the first gen Moto Zs and fourth gen Moto Gs ahead of it.

    I'll repeat, if OS updates and monthly security patches are important to you, Pixel and Nexus are your only options.
    12-19-2016 09:32 PM
  2. Ry's Avatar
    Ok, not perhaps by region....
    Then, what, just random?
    By serial number?
    By production lot?
    Likely IMEI.
    12-19-2016 09:32 PM
  3. pizza_pablo's Avatar

    I'm too nervous about data breaches. The fact Motorola/Levono have been so lackadaisical by allowing this phone to be forgotten for 7.5 months is irritating. I think I'll look at the Pixel.
    Relax and have a slice of pie.
    12-19-2016 11:13 PM
  4. Murph5150's Avatar
    I think people assumed that because it's an unlocked, non-carrier phone, it should get updates fast.

    That doesn't matter.

    It's about what the OEM wants to support. Look at the unlocked Galaxy S7. As far as I know, carrier models, like Verizon's, have been ahead of the unlocked model when it comes to security patches.

    The third gen Moto X has multiple versions of the first gen Moto Zs and fourth gen Moto Gs ahead of it.

    I'll repeat, if OS updates and monthly security patches are important to you, Pixel and Nexus are your only options.
    Given vulnerabilities and susceptibilies that phones have had, phones seem to require patches more often than once every 7.5 months.
    12-20-2016 07:58 PM
  5. Ry's Avatar
    Given vulnerabilities and susceptibilies that phones have had, phones seem to require patches more often than once every 7.5 months.
    It'll be that way until one of vulnerabilities is actually exploited on a majority of devices.

    Buy a Pixel or Nexus.
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    12-20-2016 09:24 PM
  6. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    I think people assumed that because it's an unlocked, non-carrier phone, it should get updates fast.
    I think most folks assume this, because that's how this phone was marketed. I certainly recall reading that it would be updated along the same timelines as Nexus phones.

    Given vulnerabilities and susceptibilies that phones have had, phones seem to require patches more often than once every 7.5 months.
    And if a new patch comes around every seven months, what sense does it make for it to be at least four months old, when it gets to my phone?
    12-30-2016 12:07 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    I think most folks assume this, because that's how this phone was marketed. I certainly recall reading that it would be updated along the same timelines as Nexus phones.
    Got any examples of this?

    And if a new patch comes around every seven months, what sense does it make for it to be at least four months old, when it gets to my phone?
    Motorola never committed to an update schedule.

    You bought the wrong phone if you're expecting Nexus/Pixel-like updates.

    And my Verizon prepaid Moto E is now ahead of my Moto X Pure Edition. lol.
    12-30-2016 01:15 PM
  8. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Got any examples of this?
    No, sir. I typically don't save year old articles / reviews. ;-)
    It was from reputable (or at least what I consider to be reputable) sources, or I would have put any stake in it.

    Motorola never committed to an update schedule.

    You bought the wrong phone if you're expecting Nexus/Pixel-like updates.

    And my Verizon prepaid Moto E is now ahead of my Moto X Pure Edition. lol.
    That's just sad...but I'm not totally 'disenfranchised'. ;-)
    This phone is still the best for me.
    12-30-2016 01:40 PM
  9. Ry's Avatar
    No, sir. I typically don't save year old articles / reviews. ;-)
    It was from reputable (or at least what I consider to be reputable) sources, or I would have put any stake in it.


    That's just sad...but I'm not totally 'disenfranchised'. ;-)
    This phone is still the best for me.
    Those old articles aren't Motorola marketing.
    12-30-2016 02:20 PM
  10. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Those old articles aren't Motorola marketing.
    Agreed, but I figure the tech writers get their info from Moto.
    12-30-2016 02:32 PM
  11. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    September 1, 2016 security update received 11 January 2017.
    One hundred, thirty two days. Not bad.
    (eyes looking up)
    01-11-2017 11:08 PM
  12. telrod11's Avatar
    September 1, 2016 security update received 11 January 2017.
    One hundred, thirty two days. Not bad.
    (eyes looking up)
    Honestly, I know this is a long time for security updates, but I'll take this unlocked phone and it's delayed updates over *ANY* of the carrier bloated phones out there...
    acejavelin and PapaGary like this.
    01-13-2017 09:20 AM
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