Motorola Tweaks Android Update Timeline… For the Worse

Early MOTOBLUR adopters are finding that their Android phones are dying a slow death.  As other devices from Motorola (and other companies) are looking at Android 2.2 and beyond, Cliq, Cliq XT, and Backflip owners are waiting on a 2.1 update that may never see the light.

The Motorola support forum has updated their Android timeline once again and the news gets worse for some.  Once expected to get the update in second quarter (Q2 ’10) the CLIQ and CLIQ XT are looking at late Q3/early Q4, at the same time as the Backflip.  The Devour, however, will stay where it is because that’s what Motorola believes is the “best combined hardware and software experience”.  The same goes for international QUENCH, DEXT, and BACKFLIP devices.

At this point, I wouldn’t even consider an Android 2.2 update if I owned a CLIQ, CLIQ XT, and BACKFLIP.  Be thankful if/when you see Eclair and prepare to move on.

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