05-20-2019 07:58 AM
Since the Moto E4 and E4 Plus phones are still being sold at their original full retail price on the Motorola website, how long will these two phones continue to receive Android Security Updates?
Please reply to let us know. Thanks!
05-23-2019 09:20 AM
Can a Motorola/Lenovo representative please address this issue?
I'm happy to continue recommending this older, but still very good Moto E4/E4 Plus to others, but ONLY if I can be assured that Android security updates will continue. Thanks!
05-30-2019 06:14 AM
Is this a really, really hard question? Or what's the issue?
The Moto E4 and E4 Plus are still being actively sold by Lenovo/Motorola.
Why can't somebody answer what should be a fairly simple question about ongoing Android security support for a product still being sold by Lenovo/Motorola!?
05-30-2019 10:20 AM
05-31-2019 10:29 AM
05-31-2019 12:41 PM
Well, at least my security update is 2/1/19. However, that's still behind!
I don't understand why Motorola/Lenovo reps are ignoring this question, which only makes customers or potential customers have bad feelings about Motorola/Lenovo!
PLEASE, Motorola/Lenovo reps, ANSWER!
06-03-2019 05:39 AM
Few days ago I asked the Motorola-support:
"While the Moto E4 plus is still sold by Motorola (with an outdated Android version though) the support seems to have ceased.
For my Moto 4E Plus XT1771 no Android security updates are being published. Last security patch was 2018-08-05!!!! All patches after this date are missing! Other regional versions of Moto 4E Plus still seem to be supported. Did the support for my E4 plus end in 2018, few month after I purchased the phone?
How can I receive the recent Android security updates for my E4 plus?
Motorola Europe is no help and not responding."
Today I received a very polite answer
"... We would like to let you know that our old phones can no longer have a newer software because it may damage your phone in some ways ...".
Then I was referred to the international support page for E4 plus (ALL RETAIL VERSIONS!) telling:
This product will no longer receive security updates."
So I would recommend not to buy an obsolete "old phone" as Motorola likes to call the E4 plus.
By the way, Lenovo is a Chinese company just like Huawei, which can make it a subject to US-government sanctions pretty soon....
06-03-2019 06:24 AM
Motorola Europe telephone support confirmed today: no more security patches for Moto E4 plus after 2019-08-05. "USA may be different, there is no collaboration". On the US-support page E4 plus is listed as still eligable for security updates.
When I put one and one together it seems to me that Motorola is still selling obsolete phones in the USA with limited support that have been regarded as outdated in the rest of the world a year ago, instantly dropping support the moment the last phone was sold.
Not a recommendation as I see it.
06-03-2019 07:21 AM - edited 06-03-2019 07:24 AM
When did you get the updates until January 2, 2019?
2/1/19 is February 1, 2019. I received it on my Moto E4 XT1768 on 5/15/19.
I'm located in the US, and Motorola / Lenovo is still selling the Moto E4 and E4 Plus at the links I posted in the first post above.
But apparantly Motorola / Lenovo reps are afraid to answer my question.
So, based on the info in this thread, I guess US users should be thankful security updates didn't end in August, 2018, like reported above for European models.
Chris-Stuttgart, you posted a date of "2019-08-05" above. Is that accurate, or did you mean 2018-08-05?