Cliq and Cliq XT Getting Android 2.1

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I know what you are thinking, “the Cliq just received an update, how could another one be coming?”  Okay, well maybe it is more like, “it’s about time.”  Either way, Motorola updated their update listing to make sure the update status for each of their Android phones is up to date, or updated (one more update for good measure).  It looks like both the Cliq and Cliq XT will be receiving a Blur enhanced version of Android 2.1 in the second quarter (so hopefully by the end of June).  Stay tuned for future update updates and leave your thoughts in the comments!

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  • Kenith

    Scoooooooooooorrrrrreeeeeeeeeeee!

  • Justin

    This has been posted up on the motorola website for weeks now.

  • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com Dave

    Too bad, i’m switching to a MyTouch Slide anyway..

  • DisKO

    Didn’t we already know this?

  • Dustin

    Good deal! Kind of worried about the potential issues us cliq owners will encounter with 2.1 though

  • http://www.dastardlyreport.com ryaninc

    I’ve had my G1 rooted and running 2.1 for a while now, but I still keep hoping we’ll see an official 2.1 update for the G1. It’s the first ever Android device, man, show some respect. :-)

    • Max

      can u explain the whole process of rooting please? How did you do it cuz i want to have 2.1 running on my g1?

      • john

        Do a youtube search for one click root for mytouch, and roll your g1 back to 1.5

    • chimie

      Hmm I have heard rumors about this since months but never actually found a description how to get android 2.1 for a g1 van you please place a link?
      Is it working smoothly?

  • FSUnole

    I have a cliq now and it would be SO nice if we got it by June and it was BUG-FREE (which would amaze me)…I’m going to backpack in Europe at the end of June and GPS and turn-by-turn would be nice over there. Then again if they ever let the next-gen iphone come over to pink i’m saying bye bye android!!! I like it, but there are too many problems, and nothing to date runs as smoothly and flawlessly as the iphone. Don’t get me wrong, I like my Cliq, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the iphone; nor does the nexus or hd2 or anything else out right now.

    Sure they have similar features, processor speeds, etc, but have you ever seen something (and I hate to use apple’s catchphrase, but) JUST WORK?

    When T-mobile’s networks are finally upgraded….apple here we come, locked or unlocked! :)

    CMON 2.1!!!!

    • userfriendlyme

      Another apple fanboy. If you truly think that the iphone is the only great phone please shoot yourself and switch over to at&t.

    • Matlock

      What is so great about the Iphone seriously> Its a screen with apps on it and that is extremely well marketed! other than that there is nothing much to the Iphone! Im sick and tired of the Apple Sheep always trying to put other phones down and thinking that the iphone is the end all be all of cell phone. Its a screen with apps on it, thats freaking it!

      • Cookie

        Not an apple fan 1st of all.
        I have an itouch and a cliq xt. The itouch apps and updates really just run smoother. I would not get the iPhone until it’s on a better network. Android is a much better concept but the execution leaves much to be desired at this time.

  • FSUnole

    I have a cliq now and it would be SO nice if we got it by June and it was BUG-FREE (which would amaze me)…I’m going to backpack in Europe at the end of June and GPS and turn-by-turn would be nice over there. Then again if they ever let the next-gen iphone come over to pink i’m saying bye bye android!!! I like it, but there are too many problems, and nothing to date runs as smoothly and flawlessly as the iphone. Don’t get me wrong, I like my Cliq, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the iphone; nor does the nexus or hd2 or anything else out right now.

    Sure they have similar features, processor speeds, etc, but have you ever seen something (and I hate to use apple’s catchphrase, but) JUST WORK?

    When T-mobile’s networks are finally upgraded….apple here we come, locked or unlocked! :)

    CMON 2.1!!!!

    • Pavan

      It’s easy for something to “just work” when it has a VERY limited list of things it can do.

      For example, take a car with a blown engine…it doesn’t work, right?

      Now, take the tires off of said car, and call it a wind block. Look at that..it “just works!”

      (although the wind block won’t fail at a basic task 30% of the time, like the iPhone does with holding onto a call)

  • IGeek

    When will the Flagship Mytouch get updated. T-mobile is dropping the ball completely here. They launched MyTouch with so much fanfare, and now are not even supporting the customers by pushing a 2.1 upgrade for the phone!!

    • nell_z

      Cant blame T-Mobile for the mistakes of Google and the manufacturers that use Android. HTC and Motorola upgrade their devices themselves, not T-Mobile individually.

  • Mooch

    In other news: The sky is blue, water is wet & Kirstie Alley has a blowhole.

  • andrew

    Too little too late. Im getting a mytouch slide. Blur will probably just screw 2.1 up until 2.5 comes out, and then 3.0 and then 3.1, hey, but well have 2.1 mastered by then right?

  • phonegeek

    im getting the mytouch slide but for cliq and xt users this is a win for you so DONT complain lol

  • Wicked1

    This isn’t anything new, wed already knew this. Hopefully we don’t have to wait to June. I don’t care, they can take the time they need to make sure it works perfectly. I’m not in any immediate need for it, most games and apps still work on 1.5, so its fine. But I will love it when the update comes. And the MyTouch slide is ugly, but will not have to wait for Moto modified updates. I like Motoblur though

  • Wicked1

    But then again, the regular MyTouch still hasn’t been updated to 2.0 or 2.1, so who knows with the Slide? Don’t think its coming out with Android 2x

  • userfriendlyme

    Well i have a cliq so this is good news. everyone jumping to the mytouch slide looks like a good phone but it is running sense which like blur took forever to get a 2.1 update. Im going to hang onto my horrible cliq phone till tmobile drops something with a little more power under the hood hopefully later this year. im tired of these plain blah phones tmo gets while every other carrier seems to get the next must have android phone.

  • Max

    I don’t know why T-mo keep settling for those mid range cell phones when everybody else is acquiring some powerful handsets.

  • lev

    Only June? thats only 8 months, not bad, I am sure a ton of other android devices wont be out by then running Android 2.2, c’mon, really/ June?, I am glad I got my N1, no comparison, I can never go back to 1.5 ever again, I think by June not many people will be that interested in getting it, I bet the Mytouch slide gets Android 2.1 before any android device running on tmobile, to me, its too little too late

    • john

      For all who state anything about the MTS version, it is 2.1 already

  • http://thetrendaholic.com The Trendaholic

    Sweet! Just in time, I just purchased this phone (I left my MT3g) and honestly I’m glad I waited for all of these kinks and bugs to be worked out before an official 2.1 update. Moto Blur should be sick on this 2.1 platform hell, it better be considering all the time Motorola has had to test it out…

  • watbetch

    We are officially in Q2 so it’s just a matter of, how quickly do we really want it? We’ve waited this long through all of the terrible updates.. 2.1 is nice but it better be mostly bug free. I’m willing to accept a few but nothing like the GLARING screen dimming issue with .18.. I mean SERIOUSLY!!!!!!

    Love my Cliq otherwise, wouldn’t take the MyTouch or the slide.

  • http://www.sadude.com SaDudE

    I guess the better question is when is FROYO and GINGERBREAD releasing and how long after will these same devices get their respective updates. Android should receive updates at the same time otherwise users will always have different end experiences.

  • Adam

    I am not downloading it until other have and reported on it lol. . . last thing i want is a buggy 2.1

  • Big -ick

    whats the big deal about this 2.1 update anyway? and what is it suppose to fix/do? if its not gonna have the talking google maps nav im gonna trade my cliq for a my touch and in about three months im gonna switch to att for the iphone…i dont think tmobile will ever have a glitch/problem free smooth working phone like the iphone….ive had the chance to mess with the hd2 nexus one(suppose to be the answer to the iphone..ha ha ya right they wish)….these phones dont even get close to the iphone and what it can do……these phones are also way WAY over priced for what they are

  • Big -ick

    and as for motorola with all these bugs been getting with updates get some smarter people….cause the must have lazy people working for them…….hey guys ull never beat htc….htc will never beat apple….but motorola better get there stuff fixed and fixed fast cause i used the razer for awhile then went to htc for the longest time….and if motorola cant get the ball rolling soon with coming out with glitch free updates/phones there gonna lose me as a fan again and this time i wont look back….and stick with htc or iphone whatever of the two i go with

  • Jamal

    By the end of June’ who cares! I’m getting a MyTouch Slide anyway, (Whenever that comes out)!

  • SlideorDieS14

    MOTO! THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BY NOW. iphone is very successful and has frequent updates making the phone better and better for the consumer. PLEASE TAKE NOTES, PAY ATTENTION TO THE COMPETITION AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO SUPPORT THEIR PRODUCT. i love my cliq, but i hate how long it takes for moto to update os/blur, fix their bugs (which should have been tested), and let the customer know what the current situation is regarding fixes/bugs/updates…

    there, i feel better.

  • shawn1224

    I wouldn’t get too happy yet. Just because Motorola’s timetable says a Q2 launch doesn’t mean that Tmobile will be pushing it out during that same time-frame. Knowing them it probably won’t roll out until midway thru Q3 (if it rolls out at all).

  • Shawn1224isGay

    nahh

  • mikeeeee

    just bought a cliqXT on ebay just for giggles.

    goin’ to try it out.

    always had good luck with motorola.

    if it don’t work ok back on ebay and try something else.

  • dude

    oh wow. dating back to cliq’s launch- you know, before christmas- that’s only the 600th announcement that there’s an android update “planned soon.” and yet here it is, still running lowly 1.5. hmmm…

    way to dangle that carrot, motorola.

    file under: zzzzzzzz…

  • Bubba G.

    Update, Upsmate… I’ve heard about updates ever sence I bought my Cliq. But I have NEVER gotten one, not one to this Date. I keep hearing that the 1.4.8 Update just got pushed out, or that I can manualy update by going to Settings, About My Phone, and update, but all I get is that message that My Phone Is Already up to date, which it is Not ! Motorola, T-Mobile, you all Suck ! Stop all the Bull Crap and Push what ever update you have out to ALL OUR PHONES NOW !!!

  • Patrick

    I really liked the phone the way it was (cliq xt) but with the amount of apps that now run only 1.6 and up, 1.5 android is getting to be dead. For a brand new phone it should be able to run all apps. So yea we NEED an upgrade

  • rev2redlineguy

    I agree with Patrick. My real concern is the fact that many of the newer apps are requiring 1.6 and higher so with the 1.5 on the Cliq, we are being left in the dust. As much money as we consumers pay for these devices, Motorola needs to realize it needs to seriously take a look at its competition & what’s on the market and keep its products up-to-date so they won’t lose ground among the competition (which still baffles me that they introduce the Droid with 2.0 and not the Cliq. Someone seriously needs to take a look at who they have working over there).

  • Eric

    I really love this phone.. just would love to run the apps i like on other android phones..

  • Xen

    I have a Cliq XT and I didn’t get the “minor” update -_-. It makes me wonder if the 2.1 will get to my phone when the time comes….

  • mikeeeee

    just got a cliqXT off of ebay. i was going to load truphone in it so i could use it where i live as there hardly a signal.

    lo and behold i got 3 bars of att.

    go motorola.

    3 bars of att, google voice and great wifi.

    call me happy camper #1.

    when 2.1 comes i’ll still be here using this one.

  • aquaitious

    Damn, should have done more research, didn’t know the Cliq is running 1.5!

  • dayungone

    The iphone is a greast phone and honestly nothing holds to it….its just works, there is only one version of its software and they dont b.s. with the updates…I love android but there are some flaws that need to be addressed if they want to be heavy contenders with Apple. I hate the fact that manufactures can change the software so much that they have to roll out different updates based on the phone….i.e. Droid has have 2.1 for 2 months now, and Cliq is still waiting on Tmo b/c the added Blur into the software, this is ridiculous. My Cliq has until June to get 2.1 or else I am leaving Tmo and android and Iphone here i come, again.

    • Mike

      Wait, one version. Has anyone broken it to you that Apple is up to iOS 4 and oh yeah with the antenna issue now releasing an OTA update. Updates are what you want. Say a company identifies a problem say it has a code bug where an app is left running and kills the battery super fast, but hey your phone “just works” right so why mess with it. Well I would like to have the code updated and say save me 2 – 3 hrs battery life by clearing a bug and releasing an update. I love non-tech computer people that swear updates are bad, open source is trash, and wwweee Micorosoft and Apple have all the answers. Think bout this Open Source software is generally worked on by people who love what they do and put that much more work in to, not to mention it is open to anyone to make changes, updates, or modifications. So if a bug is found or an odd work around is needed it is nicer to know people who care and go the extra mile for you, instead of corporate programmers which could care less want to get out of work and not nearly as many are available to cover the work load. I hate to break this to you folks but Linux systems have been proven time and again to be the most stable, well supported, and secure OSes around. Soo tapping in to the knowledge of anyone who wants to contribute on the planet is a good thing. Think of another idea. It has been shown that multitasking, backgrounder, better location serivces, better battery life, and several other major features in iOS4 were brought in to the OS due to folks jailbreaking their phones and being able to code their own apps. Droid circumvents that it is built on Linux and its source code is available to anyone free of charge.

  • Patrick

    I was kinda happy about this until I just read this.
    http://www.cellphonetrek.com/index.php/setbacks-for-android-21-roll-out-dates-on-motorola-phones
    If this is true, this is complete bull.

    • Adam

      If you actually READ that webpage, you’d have noticed that it is not bad news for the CLIQ or CLIQ XT. But sure, be mad about an article that does not impact you ;)

      Setbacks have been revealed about the Android 2.1 roll-out schedule taking place on Motorola smartphones across the world. Motorola’s schedule reveals that the Backflip will not be updated until the Summer, whereas the CLIQ and CLIQ XT are scheduled to be receiving updates sometime in Spring, as is the same story for the Milestone in Canada.

  • rkymtndave

    It is about time!!!!!! The last update fixed a few bugs, but the Cliq is still slow. The response times drive me crazy. Especially when I compare it to my sons iPhone. Come on Motorola this is very frustrating.

  • tdroid

    I’m about to take my 500.00 cliq and throw it through Motorola’s corprate window if that update doesn’t come. I was promised 2.0 in Dec. 2009. All as I kept hearing is “its comming its comming” BS its comming. I think we need to have the update sooner. every other phone is looking at its 2.1 operating system and were still stuck on 1.6? Common Motorola? I thought you were the best in the biz….

    • Adam

      Your ClIQ has 1.6? Be happy, as the rest of us have 1.5

      • Duffmann

        no im not happy, i only bought this phone because motorola (boooooooooooooooooooo) said i was going to get at least 2.0 by december 2009, its freaking November 2010!!!!!!! im pissed!!

      • Duffmann

        no im not happy, i only bought this phone because motorola (boooooooooooooooooooo) said i was going to get at least 2.0 by december 2009, its freaking November 2010!!!!!!! im pissed!!

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  • Tshea

    Not like blur is all that great anyways. Can we just have android and skip the crapware you’ve loaded into it? Last motorola I will EVER buy… Biggest fail rollout since the red ringing xbox 360′s. Droid 3.0 will be come and gone before we get 2.anything

  • Adele

    Ok so I see a lot of this was written months ago….but I am still running 1.5!!! Tmobile is so slow and behind!!! It took a year after they said I would get 3g to get it and it only covers 1/2 our town. I love my xt love blur fed up with Tmobile. I really need the 2.0 for school. I have no home pc so I need something from firefox so I can log in but my phone doesn’t support it….anyone have an update about this 2.0???

    • Moto

      You are blaming the wrong company. T-Mobile is not Android. The problem is with Motorola, and the fact that they need to upgrade Blur for the newer versions of Android as they come out. By the time they get Blur figured out for the most recent release, a newer version of Android is out. 2.1 finally came out for the Cliq, but the Cliq XT is still waiting on Motorola.

    • Moto

      You are blaming the wrong company. T-Mobile is not Android. The problem is with Motorola, and the fact that they need to upgrade Blur for the newer versions of Android as they come out. By the time they get Blur figured out for the most recent release, a newer version of Android is out. 2.1 finally came out for the Cliq, but the Cliq XT is still waiting on Motorola.

  • Matt78

    Forget motorola! When I get my upgrade in Feb, Im getting the Galaxy S 4G. Also, Im lookin on craigslist for indi cellphone stores that can unlock, flash and upgrade to 2.1 for me on my Cliq XT. Motorola can lick my blur

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gisel-Prado/100000632338020 Gisel Prado

    there better be an update for the Cliq XT by the end of june!!! >:( i will have a bitch fit if it does not happen…… lol