cliq 2

Gingerbread may have been out for nearly a year and a half now, but did you know there are some phones out there that have been living on nothing but Froyo this whole time? It's sad and it's true. Today, though, one abandoned phone is finding a new home on Gingebread: the CLIQ 2. Finally rolling out the 2.3 update, after launching back in January 2011 with Android 2.2 on board. How quickly these short 16 months roll by.

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The update, like several unfortunate software upgrades before it, requires a Windows desktop, a micro USB cable and Motorola's own update app. If you own a Mac and a CLIQ 2 (does such a person exist?), you're out of luck until you find a buddy who's willing to help you out.

Instructions for how to get the update can be found here (PDF), and you can find the Motorola Software Update application you'll need here. And if you're insistent on sticking with T-Mobile, your best bet for future software upgrades will probably be found here.

Source: Motorola via PhoneDog

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  • RocketScience11

    I've given up waiting for Gingerbread for my transform :'( Help me CM7... you're my only hope. May the fourth be with you all.

    • fixxmyhead

      dude time to upgrade seriously

      • RocketScience11

        Yeah i k, but i can't afford it until my upgrade in like October so i'm sticking it out till the next nexus.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Since all the CLIQ2 owners have died out due to old age already, I'll say it for them: holy shit, really?

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      I think the the more pertinent question is if you can actually call 18 people, 10 of which are in persistent vegetative states, a community.

  • Mike Moskowitz

    Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile's variant of the Galaxy S) are still waiting for Gingerbread as well...

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      Wait, what? Really? And here I thought all Galaxy S variants had been upgraded. Wow, these US carriers really mess up things..

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Wow, I forgot how screwed you guys got by T-Mo.