Motorola Announces Android Update Timetable

Jun 18, 2010

Froyo is nowhere in sight.

Motorola rolled out its Android update timetable and while the Cliq and Backflip will be getting upgrades to Android 2.1, no phones are getting 2.2 in the foreseeable future. Meanwhile the Droid X is preparing to launch on Verizon in the coming weeks, also running 2.1.

This begs the question, “When is Motorola going to embrace Android 2.2?” Currently, it's possible to root Android phones and install other versions of the OS, and until Motorola does an official update, that's the only way to get the most up-to-date version.

The Backflip will get updated to 2.1 in Q3 2010, which means we could see the update in as soon as next week, as the third quarter of 2010 ends on June 30. But considering the Cliq was slated for a 2.1 update by the end of March, it doesn't look likely.

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