Motorola Razr will only get updated to Android 17

Motorola Razr AM AH 50

With the launch of the new Motorola Razr and Razr+ (or Razr 50 and Razr 50 Ultra outside of the US), one of the biggest questions has been, how many updates will it get? Well, Motorola has the answer: it’s three OS upgrades – meaning it’ll get Android 15, Android 16, and Android 17 along with four years of security updates, which will still arrive every other month.

It’s okay to get three years of OS upgrades and four years of security updates, but that does put Motorola far behind the competition. With Google and Samsung now promising seven years of updates (both OS and security) and Apple even promising six years of updates, Motorola sticking to three years of OS updates is not a good look. But then again, Motorola is still very slow at rolling out updates. Here we are in June 2024, and the Motorola Razr 2023 still doesn’t have Android 14 – Motorola said it will be rolling out this summer.

If Motorola wants to challenge Samsung, it has to do better with updates

One of the biggest complaints of Motorola users lately has been the lack of updates. While it is rolling out updates bi-monthly, which is perfectly fine, the OS updates are the problem. For example, the Android 14 launched last October, but Motorola has not yet pushed it out to a single one of their smartphones. That’s a full eight months after Android 14 launched. That’s just unacceptable in 2024.

Now, Motorola has said that the update will start to roll out this summer, but Android 15 is set to launch in either August or September, which means Motorola will still be behind on an entire OS. In my review last year of the Razr, my main complaint was about the phone. Is the fact that updates aren’t going to come anytime soon, at least on the OS front.

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