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UPGRADE: Motorola announces Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 Upgrade Plans and Timings
Posted by Arne Hess - on Sunday, 22.08.10 - 10:34:44 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 13097x
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Yesterday evening, Motorola has announced its updated timeline of Android updates for the company's range of Android smartphones. While some customers might get an Android 2.2 upgrade, others will only receive an Android 2.1 upgrade while others - living in the wrong part of this world - will be out of luck anyway! Motorola mentioned that it's working very closely with Google and its carrier partners to bring its customers the most optimized experience on each of its Android powered smartphone; which means appropriately releasing both operating system upgrades and software maintenance updates which enhance device functionality.

The high- and lowlights are:

North America

  • Droid X by Motorola (USA): Upgrade to Android 2.2 planned for late summer.
  • Devour (USA): Will not have a software upgrade to Android 2.1
  • Backflip, Cliq and Cliq XT (USA): Upgrade to Android 2.1 (testing in process) planned for late Q3/early Q4
    All Android 2.1 and 2.2 upgrades for Canada are under evaluation only. This includes the Backflip, Dext, Milestone, Quench

Europe

  • Milestone: Initial rollout of upgrade to Android 2.2 planned for Q4
  • Backflip and Dext: Will not have software upgrades to Android 2.1

Asia-Pacific

  • Milestone, Motoroi and Titanium (all Korea): Initial rollout of upgrades to Android 2.2 planned for Q4
  • Milestone (Asia-Pacific): Upgrade to Android 2.2 under evaluation
  • Backflip, Dext and Quench (all Asia-Pacific): Upgrades to Android 2.1 under evaluation

Latin America and Mexico

  • Milestone: Upgrade to Android 2.2 under evaluation
  • Backflip and Dext: Will not have software upgrades to Android 2.1

So it looks like U.S. Motorola customers will mostly get - at least - Android 2.1 upgrades as well as South Korean Motorola customers will get as much upgrades as possible. On the other hand, Europeans - not having a Milestone - are pretty much out of luck and Milestone customer have to wait until late Q4-2010. Nevertheless, they will get - most likely - their Android 2.2 upgrade while the same upgrade is under evaluation only for Asian-Pacific and Latin American Milestone customers.

Altogether it's not looking too good for most Motorola customers, not if they are not living in the U.S. or Korea.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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