For years now, diehard fans of Android have remained loyal to Google Nexuses and now Pixels for one major reason – timely software updates.
There is no other that beats the search giant when it comes to rolling out fast software updates to the likes of Google Pixel and Nexus 6P smartphones.
With the introduction of the Android One program, the tech company wanted people in other markets, more so developing markets, to get a feel of what it means to own a phone whose software updates are controlled by Google. Well, this is the exact thing you get with the budget-friendly Moto X4 Android One smartphone, the first of its kind on Google Project Fi.
Even though it’s expected, I did have a brief chat with Google Project Fi support team just so as to be sure about the company’s plans for the Moto X4 with respect to software updates. Apparently, Google says the Android One phone will be receiving regular security updates on the 5th of every month, just like it happens with the Google Pixels and Nexuses.
This came as I was asking why the Moto X4 hasn’t received the October Android security patch. As it is, the phone was a new device and as such, it wasn’t part of October’s security updates, but it is now part of this month’s plans. In short, you can expect to see November’s security patch rolling out starting next week alongside the Pixels and Nexuses.
Google has also promised that all Project Fi users on the Moto X4 will receive two years of OS upgrades. For many, they’ll only believe these promises when they actually see them happening. Nonetheless, the Moto X4 Android One phone is worth a shot.