Moto G6 Series Will Get Only One Major Android Update, No Update for Moto E5 Lineup: Report

Moto G6 Series Will Get Only One Major Android Update, No Update for Moto E5 Lineup: Report

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Moto G6 handsets will get one major OS update, the Android P
  • No Android update guaranteed for Moto E5 lineup
  • Motorola will release security updates every 60-90 days

Motorola unveiled its latest smartphones in the Moto G and Moto E series earlier this week. The Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, Moto G6 Play, Moto E5, Moto E5 Plus, and Moto E5 Play will make their way into international markets soon. While the new handsets feature stock Android and other features, they will have a key flaw that may deter some buyers – poor software support. Motorola has reportedly said that the Moto G6 lineup will get one major Android update and the Moto E5 series is not guaranteed any major update.

Once known for quick software updates, Motorola has been facing some flak for not providing updates for its smartphones lately. Android Oreo was launched in mid-2017 but handsets like Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5S Plus still have not received the update. Coming to the Moto G6 series and E5 lineup, the smartphones will run Android Oreo but the update situation does not look good. As per an Ars Technica report, Motorola has promised only one major Android update, Android P, for the Moto G6 series handsets. Meanwhile the Moto E5 handsets may not get any Android update.

Coming to security updates, both the Moto G6 and Moto E5 smartphones will get one release “every 60 to 90 days,” meaning no monthly security updates. The reason why Motorola is slipping up so badly in terms of software updates is not known. The situation appears to be worse considering the fact that newer rivals such as HMD Global are now pushing quick updates to its Nokia smartphones.

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Moto E5

Moto E5

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.70-inch

Processor

1.4GHz quad-core

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

720×1440 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 8.0 Oreo

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4000mAh

Also See
  • Motorola Moto G4 Plus (Black, 16GB)
    Rs.12,990
  • Motorola Moto G5S (Fine Gold, 32GB, 4GB RAM)
    Rs.9,779
  • Oppo F7 (Solar Red, 64GB, 4GB RAM)
    *Includes Rs. 1,100 cashback
    Rs.20,890*
Moto E5 Plus

Moto E5 Plus

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

6.00-inch

Processor

1.4GHz quad-core

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

720×1440 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 8.0 Oreo

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery Capacity

5000mAh

Also See
  • Motorola Moto G4 Plus (Black, 16GB)
    Rs.12,990
  • Motorola Moto G5S (Fine Gold, 32GB, 4GB RAM)
    Rs.9,779
  • Gionee P7 Max (Gold, 32GB)
    *Includes Rs. 1,195 cashback
    Rs.6,773*
Moto E5 Play

Moto E5 Play

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.20-inch

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 8.0 Oreo

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery Capacity

2800mAh

Also See
  • Motorola Moto G4 Plus (Black, 16GB)
    Rs.12,990
  • Motorola Moto G5S (Fine Gold, 32GB, 4GB RAM)
    Rs.9,779
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2 (Black, 64GB, 4GB RAM)
    Rs.15,999
Moto G6

Moto G6

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.70-inch

Processor

1.8GHz octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1080×2160 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 8.0 Oreo

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3000mAh

Also See
  • Motorola Moto G5 (Gold, 16GB)
    *Includes Rs. 989 cashback
    Rs.7,256*
  • Motorola Moto G5 (Fine Gold, 16GB)
    Rs.8,164
  • Motorola Moto G5 (Fine Gold, 16GB)
    Rs.8,989
Moto G6 Play

Moto G6 Play

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.70-inch

Processor

1.4GHz octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

720×1440 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 8.0 Oreo

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4000mAh

Moto G6 Plus

Moto G6 Plus

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.93-inch

Processor

2.2GHz octa-core

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1080×2160 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 8.0 Oreo

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3200mAh

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