Motorola has, once again, updated its timeline for device upgrades and has changed the expected Android 2.1 update time for the CLIQ, CLIQ XT, and the Backflip to be late Q3 to early Q4 of this year.

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This is supposedly good news, but haven't CLIQ/CLIQ XT/Backflip users already waited long enough? Motorola seems to be throwing salt in customers' wounds by pushing this upgrade back. Not only do the owners of these devices now have to wait longer for an update, but the update they are waiting for has already become antiquated.

While Motorola's flagship devices have been receiving updates all over the place to the CURRENT (2.2) version of Android, and the CLIQ, Backflip, and CLIQ XT aren't really what we would call "flaghship", their users seem to have been abandoned from day one with only hope keeping them warm. A day late and a dollar short, Moto.

Source: Phonearena

Brad Ganley
An Android power user, Brad consumes most of his free time with unhealthy amounts of cell phones and cell phone related things when he isn't playing with his son. Brad is also an avid movie-watcher and tea-drinker.
  • http://blog.trinition.org Brian J. Sayatovic

    The CLIQ may not be a flagship, but it was the best Motorola Android device available when I got mine in March knowing that the Android 2.1 update for it was close at hand. Sadly, they then pushed it to Q2 and now Late Q3 (coming to an end soon) or Early Q4. The discussion thread at Motorola's site is flooded with irate customers, conspiracy theories and testimonials of people vowing to never buy Motorola again: https://supportforums.motorola.com/thread/31533?start=0&tstart=0

  • Rich

    Totaly agree with brian, moto owners are seething at virtually no after sales customer service and a wall of silence from moto regarding updates. The dext (international version of cliq) was promised update but now moto have changed their minds and it will be stuck on 1.5 - don't even get me started on the milestone

  • jessexcruz

    That's why I just rooted and got the 2.1 update by going here: http://modmymobile.com/forums/403-motorola-cliq-dext-development/555763-rom-barely-blurred-fully-stable.html

    I have been using this ROM for a week now and it's great. I have been running other 2.1 ROMs for over a month, and I'm glad I did. Everything works great :)

  • Joe

    This is old news.... the timeline was updated about a month ago.

  • mano

    this is ridiculous, me and everyone who has these phones will never buy a motorola phone again. I've been waiting since april since I bought this. and honestly ever since the samsung captivate at AT&T cameout been regretting going to AT&T too early and getting this. stuck with this til april 2011 while other carriers are coming out with the evo and epic and droid x. if only I could just early terminate but I can't.

  • ted

    Well this is not the site to complaine too most likley if eough people complian to motorola they will see that they don't like to dissapoint their coustmers and will try harder to get the updates out sooner iam upset too but not going to complain here I do it on the moto site.