Project Fi’s Moto X4 Android One left out as Google rolls out November security updates for Pixels and Nexuses

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Other than being part of Google’s Project Fi, one of the selling points of the Moto X4 Android One smartphone was that it will be receiving monthly security updates alongside the Google Nexus and Pixel devices.

Google has always rolled out monthly software updates to the Pixels and Nexuses on the 5th of every month (or first Monday of every month for that matter) and as at the time of this writing, those using the Pixel 2, OG Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C tablet and Nexus Player are already able to download and install this month’s security patch.

Of course, the OTA update will take a while before all units get the notification, but for those who can’t wait, Google has already published the factory and OTA download files on its official website. These files are only compatible with Nexuses and Pixels, but there’s no room for the Google Project Fi Moto X4 Android One phone.

It’s true that this isn’t a Google device, but the search giant promised to roll out software updates alongside the Pixels and Nexuses. Now that the Moto X4 Android One is missing on the company’s official list of devices that are receiving November’s Android security patch, it draws concern as to who exactly is handling the software updates of this Project Fi phone.

As noted, the Moto X4 isn’t a Google device and as such, it makes perfect sense as to why it’s missing from the list. The only other way to confirm if Google really meant business is if you, the user, has indeed received the latest security update on your Android One phone. It should come as an OTA and as such, it may take time before reaching your phone.

You can try a manual update via Settings, but this doesn’t guarantee you the update. If anything, the OTA should hit your Moto X4 Android One phone in the course of this week, otherwise, we might be looking at an empty talk from Google.

One thought on “Project Fi’s Moto X4 Android One left out as Google rolls out November security updates for Pixels and Nexuses”

  1. The Android One Moto X4 is still on 7.1.1 (Nougat) so it could not have gotten a 8.0 (Oreo) patch. Google has promised it will be upgraded to 8.0 by the end of the year. It is somewhat disturbing that it has not yet received the October security patch for 7.1.1.

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