03-26-2019 08:45 PM
Apparently the February 2019 security update is the last one the G5 Plus will receive. According to Motorola's website, "This product will no longer receive security updates."
03-27-2019 04:06 AM
May I know which Carrier you are on and place of purchase of your device? Let me take a look.
03-27-2019 06:09 AM - edited 03-27-2019 06:13 AM
I'm on T-Mobile, and I purchased in the US, unlocked, from a retailer (B&H Photo-Video) in 2017.
On the Motorola support website I selected "other carrier or retail" to find out about security updates.
03-27-2019 06:27 AM - edited 03-27-2019 06:29 AM
I think days of moto g5 plus are over. I checked moto-India's website and it says the same: this device will no longer receive security update. By the way my phone is still in December security patch and waiting for February patch.
03-27-2019 07:38 PM
I don't know if it's accurate, but it says that the Amazon Prime version will still receive security updates.
I don't have a need to replace this phone.... I'd like the security updated to continue.
03-28-2019 10:12 AM - edited 03-28-2019 10:14 AM
I'm satisfied with my G5 Plus, but have been wondering whether I need to buy another phone now that the Feb 2019 security update is the last one for my phone. What this boils down to is: how much risk is there in using this phone?
I would never use a PC no longer receiving security updates, given the widely known risks. But what about Android?
Looks like it may not be so bad, and getting a new phone may not be urgently necessary, especially if one takes other reasonable security measures.
Any other thoughts?
03-28-2019 10:27 AM
This is the exact question I was wondering about and I googled it. I found somewhere that google knows this very issue and try to fix most of the security issues through individual application updates, they also try to provide new features through individual application.
Having said this, I exactly don't know how much vulnerable we are to new security threats. This is a scary scenario for people like me who uses banking applications more frequently.
Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
03-29-2019 03:31 PM
I plan to wait for a compelling deal on a new phone, probably around Black Friday in November.
Pixel and Android One phones get security updates 3 years after release, making the per-year cost lower.
Motorola should put the G series on the Android One program.