Both the LG and Motorola has announced that they’ll be offering Stagefright security fix for the devices running Android mobile OS. While in the recent days those Android phones were vulnerable and it continues with a monthly software update roll out from Samsung and Google to keep their devices tab on stagefright patch.
In its blog, Motorola stated that it was aware of the bug since late June and has been working on a patch to protect their devices. Now that it has announced that almost all those Android powered smartphones will receive updates including security patches addressing the Stagefright issue.
Motorola also mentioned that the newly launched Moto X Style and Moto X Play will definitely come with Stagefright patch pre-installed along with the Moto G (3rd Gen). The company also says that it will be giving its patch for Stagefright bug to carrier on August 10th, Monday.
The list of Motorola device that will receive Stagefright patch to fix the bug:
- Moto X Style (patched from launch)
- Moto X Play (patched from launch)
- Moto X (1st Gen, 2nd Gen)
- Moto X Pro
- Moto Maxx/Turbo
- Moto G (1st Gen, 2nd Gen, 3rd Gen)
- Moto G with 4G LTE (1st Gen, 2nd Gen)
- Moto E (1st Gen, 2nd Gen)
- Moto E with 4G LTE (2nd Gen)
- DROID Turbo
- DROID Ultra/Mini/Maxx
LG, on the other hand – will provide updates each month and will be rolling out to carriers right away.
LG will be providing security updates on a monthly basis which carriers will then be able to make available to customers immediately. We believe these important steps will demonstrate to LG customers that security is our highest priority.
If you are not aware of this, you can now check it whether your Android phone is vulnerable to stagefright bug: How To Check If Your Android Phone Is Vulnerable. Using Zimperium’s Stagefright Ditector App.
(Download: Stagefright Detector App for Android devices from Google Play).