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Moto Cliq users get Android 2.1, 1.5 almost completely gone now

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Nov 2010 19:07 User comments (4)

Moto Cliq users get Android 2.1, 1.5 almost completely gone now T-Mobile has finally released the Android 2.1 software update for the Motorola Cliq smartphone today, meaning Android 1.5 may finally be gone.
Until this week, about 8 percent of all Android handsets available were still running 1.5, which launched in March 2009.

The update is not available OTA yet, so users will have to download it manually. The instructions link is posted at the bottom of this article as the process is somewhat complicated.

With 2.1 comes turn-by-turn navigation for Google Maps, voice search, updated Media Gallery and Connected Music Player apps, and speech-to-text.

There will now be six more home screens, widgets can be rearranged and resized, quick actions are added, and favorites can be given a space on the homepages.

The Exchange server has been updated, as well as battery-life saving widgets such as the Power Control toolbar. Users will also get a built-in Task Manager.

More importantly, Cliq users will finally be able to download most of the apps in the Android Market. There were very few still fully compatible with 1.5.

Update instructions: http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Support/Experiences/sdcards/US-EN/tmo/cliq/2-1_index.html

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4 user comments

19.11.2010 19:18

I'm guessing this update will not work on my Cliq as I'm on Orange. Any info on whether Orange will be releasing an update?

210.11.2010 0:00

Tired of having an outdated POS version of Android? We didn't think so...that is why you are not getting Froyo!



310.11.2010 17:44

I'm guessing that's a no then.

410.11.2010 17:55

Originally posted by biggzi:
I'm guessing that's a no then.
Have not seen an info on the 2.1 update for you guys in Europe, sorry.

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