Android 2.1 Eclair: Coming to Motorola Cliq & Backflip

By Jamie Pert - Jun 18, 2010

Motorola have recently revealed their software upgrade schedule for a wide-range of their Android-based smartphones, these plans have revealed that the Motorola CLIQ and Backflip will both be receiving updates to Android 2.1 Ecalir.

The Motorola CLIQ was launched back in October 2009, since it’s release it has not seen any OS updates, therefore is still stuck with the dated Android 1.5 Cupcake OS, however Motorola have stated that CLIQ’s in the U.S (including the CLIQ XT) will get an upgrade to Android 2.1 in Q2 2010.

The Backflip launched in March 2010 and came out of the box with Android 1.5 Cupcake, Motorola have stated that Backflip’s in the U.S. will receive an upgrade to Android 2.1 sometime in Q3 2010.

If you have a Motorola Droid and have not yet received the over-the-air update to Android 2.1 Motorola say that you should go to Menu, Settings, About phone and System updates, this should then pick up the update.

Source: Motorola

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  • so i am on my 5th moto cliq waiting for the 6th to arrive.. Sad and i need to say i’m incredibly disappointed with the replacements ive been getting, keyboards not lighting up, the screen breaking , turning off unexpectedly, being extreamly warm when charging..etc.. ive just had the worst luck with this mobile phone.. they presented me the brand new dash and the new blackberry.. but i love the flexibility of this phone so significantly that im attempting to look past it.. i just need to know if anyone else is having these problems with replacements.. or just in general.

  • so now i’m on my 5th moto cliq waiting for the 6th to arrive.. Unhappy and i need to say i’m really unhappy with the replacements ive been getting, keyboards not lighting up, the screen cracking , turning off unexpectedly, being extreamly warm when charging..etc.. ive just had the worst luck with this phone.. they presented me the brand new dash and the new blackberry.. but i love the flexibility of this phone so significantly that im attempting to look past it.. i only need to know if anyone else is having these problems with replacements.. or just in general.

  • Curst

    Do any of these blog news sites pay attention to these announcements being said over and over again but presented as breaking news?

  • matt

    i second that almost july and nothing yet last time i checked july would be qrt3

  • brian

    Ill believe it when isee it

    • jose

      Hey I second that. Either I google to see any new news or I chech if the updates have come through. I love my Cliq. And from the pics I have seen it will b totally different. I have been waiting for too long. I even got my bro to buy one and he askes me every day if the update came through. Let’s got Tmobile and Motorola! We’ ve been waiting for too long!