The Stagefright bug gives the coder complete remote access of the affected Android smartphone, by affecting the source files based on C++. The bug is transmitted via a carefully executed MMS or video and it often does not require the victim’s correspondence as well. The Stagefright bug needs a cell phone number to find a new host.
Motorola is yet to include the Moto G and E (first-gen) in their list of devices ready for upgrade, although, there is no reason for panic since it is believed that the smartphone user will upgrade both these variants soon.
The Android v5.1.1 upgrade was reportedly available to all smartphones and tablets apart from the first-gen variants since June, 2015, although, the carriers, primarily Verizon, were unable to offer the upgrade till recently. A reputed website claims that Motorola is presently testing the Android v5.1.1 Lollipop interface for the first-gen Moto G, Moto E and the Moto E LTE for OS compatibility and they should come up with a positive piece of information soon.
If you haven’t received the v5.1.1 Lollipop upgrade yet, don’t panic, as Google is already working on the bug fixes for v6.0 Marshmallow. Moto G (first-gen) users need not worry as Motorola will not leave you hanging out to dry. The first-gen smartphone has proved to be a sleeper success for the company, selling more numbers than originally estimated.
Hence, Motorola needs to find a bug fix and fast, if they wish to continue enjoying the support of the consumers around the world. Sales of the Moto G2 have picked up in the recent past, which is good news for the company. The Moto G2 has been in the market for just over a year now and its global success is nothing short of phenomenal. Motorola hopes that the Moto G3 shares the success of its predecessors on a similar note.
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