It’s not so long ago since the Moto X Pure Edition got its first meaningful software update after some time and today, the U.S.-exclusive handset is now getting another critical OTA update.
If you are still rocking the 2015 Moto X Pure Edition, the handset is now receiving a new security update that also comes with a bunch of bug fixes and performance improvements. For a device whose Android Oreo fate is in unknown, this is an update you shouldn’t miss, especially because it might take some time before the device gets any other meaningful update.
Although not the latest, the new security patch for the month of October carries significant weight. Over the past few months, a lot has been said about two major vulnerabilities in the Android software – Blueborne and KRACK. With this new update, the latter issue has now been addressed on the Moto X Pure Edition, which means that no hacker will be able to take advantage of this Wi-Fi vulnerability.
Three weeks ago, Moto X Pure Edition users started receiving an update to Android 7.0 Nougat over the air. Given that this current update has nothing to do with a major OS upgrade, the phone still runs Nougat and as noted, we cannot guarantee anything regarding the chances of Oreo OTA. In fact, Motorola has been focusing more on its newer phones from 2016 and 2017, with the Moto Z and Moto Z2 Force already receiving Android Oreo OTA as at the time of this writing.
Note that this is an OTA update, which means not all Moto X Pure Edition users will receive the prompt to download and install it at once. It’ll take some time before everyone gets notified, but you can try the manual update channel via the phone’s Settings menu.