Motorola begins Stagefright patch roll-out

22 devices will be patched against the bug

Motorola is getting ready to patch 22 of its devices against the recently discovered "Stagefright" Android bug.

The company announced that it is sending out patches to its carrier partners for testing and approval from today for the following devices:

  • Moto X (1st Gen, 2nd Gen)
  • Moto X Pro
  • Moto Maxx/Turbo
  • Moto G (1st Gen, 2nd 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

Its three new 2015 devices, the Moto X Style, Moto X Play and third-generation Moto G will all have the patch integrated into their software at launch, with the exception of some of the initial release Moto Gs in certain, unspecified regions. These will receive the update soon, however, the company said.

While the patches are rolling out to carriers from today, it could be a little while beore they are ready for consumers.

"Many carriers have unique requirements that result in unique variants of software," said Motorola. "As a result, there are over 200 variants of software that we are working to patch, test and deploy to our carrier partners for their testing and approval. We are prioritising our deployments of the patch to the largest groups of consumers first and working closely with our carrier partners to make the patch available as soon as possible."

The company advised users that a notification to download and install an update would appear as soon as the patch is available, but said that it "encourage[s] everyone to periodically check if they have the latest software by checking in Settings>About Phone>System Updates".

The news comes just days after Samsung and LG announced they would be moving to monthly security updates in an attempt to enhance consumer safety.

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