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Android 2.1 Eclair: Coming to Motorola Cliq & Backflip

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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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.


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