May 2016 Security Patch Pushing Out to Moto X Pure Edition


The Moto X Pure Edition has started receiving its first update in months if reports are to be believed. The device is apparently getting the May security update in the U.S. even as other premium handsets are already receiving the July security patches from various manufacturers and carriers. The latest update for the Moto X Pure, meanwhile, has already started rolling out as we speak and should be available to all users fairly soon. In case you haven't received the update notification already, you can check for it by going into 'Settings', then choosing 'About Phone' before tapping on 'System Updates'. Motorola hasn't published a detailed changelog pertaining to the incoming update, so it isn't immediately clear what exactly the incoming software brings to the table apart from the security patches.

The Moto X Pure happens to be a premium handset from Motorola that's marketed internationally as the Moto X Style. The device was launched last year alongside the Moto X Play and the 3rd-generation Moto G. The device features a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display panel, while a Snapdragon 808 from Qualcomm runs the show under the hood. The SoC comes with an integrated hexa-core CPU clocked at 1.8 GHz and there's 3GB of RAM to keep everything running smoothly. The device was launched with an option of either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, while a 3,000mAh battery keeps the lights on. Imaging option include a 21-megapixel f/2.0 primary camera that's capable of recording 4K videos, while the front-facing selfie-cam comes with a 5-megapixel sensor. The device was originally launched with Android 5.1 Lollipop on-board, but has since received the upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

While manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Sony and HTC have publicly expressed their willingness to follow Google's monthly security update schedule, other vendors have been less inclined to do so, leaving millions of consumers around the world potentially exposed to security vulnerabilities. It remains to be seen if things will change going forward, but with a large majority of consumers not putting their own security and privacy at the top of their agenda, it seems unlikely to happen in the foreseeable future.

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