Lenovo and Moto have stated that both the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force would be getting security patch updates just as some of the other Motorola devices have been getting since the monthly security updates have started. For those unaware, Google began some time ago pushing out security patches on a monthly basis to Nexus devices to ensure that they were kept up to date with the latest fixes for security risks. Many of the smartphone industry's top manufacturers started following Google's path and pushing security patches of their own on a monthly basis as well. This should come as good news to anyone who may have been considering either the Moto Z or the Moto Z Force devices, as speculation began circulating that neither device would get monthly security patches.
While it is worth noting that no confirmation was given on whether or not security patches would be coming to both devices each and every single month, the confirmation has been given that they will get them. According to a statement that comes directly from the Moto device team, the patches for both devices will come straight from the Android Security Bulletins, so it's definitely possible that the patches will be sent out monthly, just as it's possible that they may come out to the devices with a little more of a gap in between. Regardless of the exact timing, they'll be available and that's the most important thing.
Other important details that are worth paying attention to for anyone that is considering buying either of these phones is that they will end up receiving a patch "shortly after launch" that will include additional patches. This also includes the devices that were sent out to reviewers, so if you happen to be one of those individuals then you'll notice the patches come in sometime after July 28th when the phones hit the market officially. The Moto Z will be available from the Motorola website internationally, and from the website here in the U.S. as well as from Verizon as the Moto Z Droid Edition, while the Moto Z Force will be exclusive to Verizon here in the U.S. as the Moto Z Force Droid Edition, as well as from Motorola internationally as the Moto Z Force.