Republic Wireless shares status of Stagefright and Lollipop updates

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Next month, Republic Wireless will begin pushing software updates to its slate of Motorola phones. The phones are awaiting the Stagefright fix, Android 5.1 Lollipop, or both.

The carrier explained the status for its phones:

Moto X (2nd Gen.) : We are trying to schedule lab entry in the next couple of weeks for the EMR Stagefright fix

Moto E (2nd Gen.) : We are trying to schedule lab entry in the next couple of weeks for the EMR Stagefright fix, at the same time as the Moto X (2nd Gen.) or very quickly after.

Moto X (1st Gen.) : We are currently testing a Lollipop build internally which includes RW App and Architecture changes for fixes to Delayed Dialing and inbound calls to Voicemail, any Messaging app crashes, and the Stagefright fix.  When this passes internal testing, we will schedule lab entry.

Moto G (1st Gen.) : Next in line for the Lollipop build.  We are waiting for a build from Motorola on this.  It will incorporate all the fixes outlined for Moto X.

Moto E (1st Gen.) : Third in line for the Lollipop build.  We are waiting for a build from Motorola on this, and will incorporate all the fixes outlined for Moto X.

Republic Wireless plans to start rolling out these software updates at the end of October. The entire process should take about 8-10 weeks to complete.

Also, Republic Wireless is working to resolve an issue that is preventing a number of users from connecting their phones to a WiFi network. Bluetooth connections are apparently to be blamed. This issue will be fixed either through an app update in the Play Store or with one of the aforementioned software updates.

Source: Republic Wireless


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