The Stagefright exploit has had quite an effect on Android, causing several device makers to commit to monthly security updates. For many phones, that took effect this week, with companies like Google and Samsung pushing out updates to patch the exploit. Now Motorola has revealed its plans for patching Stagefright.
A new Motorola support page explains that the company became aware of the Stagefright exploit in late June, and since then Moto has been working to patch and protect its devices. The new Moto X Style/Pure Edition and Moto X Play will come with the Stagefright patch pre-installed, as will most Moto G (3rd Gen.) units. Motorola acknowledges that some early Moto G (3rd Gen.) shipments went out without the Stagefright patch, but the the firm promises that an update will be pushed to those devices “soon.”
As for other phones in Motorola’s lineup, Moto says that it’s going to start giving its Stagefright patch to carrier partners on August 10. From there, it’ll work with the carriers to get the updates out as quickly as possible. Here are the devices that Motorola will be issuing Stagefright patches to:
- 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
August 10 is only a few days away, but it’s unclear how long Motorola’s Stagefright updates will be in carrier testing limbo. We’ve already seen several updates issued for carrier-branded Samsung devices, though, so here’s to hoping that the Motorola updates start to appear next week. Until then, Motorola’s got details on how to disable auto-downloading of MMS messages for several popular messaging apps.