Android 2.1 Update For Motorola CLIQ Delayed

Don’t say we didn’t tell you! Today, Motorola officially announced, via their support forums, that Android 2.1 for the CLIQ has been delayed. Motorola states that the reason they’re unable to deliver the Android 2.1 update for the planned Q2 date is because of a decision to take more time on the release to help “optimize the experience in some key areas”. This delay seems to line up perfectly with what we heard previously of an update for the CLIQ scheduled for release sometime in July. Let’s all hope there aren’t anymore delays!

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  • Dalton

    They delayed the Cliq XT too, if anyones wondering.
    Oh, and good job Moto.

  • Jay

    Any word about the MyTouch getting 2.1? Seems like it’s been a while since I’ve heard anything about it.

    • Me

      you mean 2.2… it came with 2.1.

      • Jay

        Actually your right I meant 2.2, but I have the original MyTouch without the 3.5 mm jack and so far it’s only been updated to 1.6

      • bfhmd68

        He’s talking about the original Mytouch which came with 1.5 or 1.6.

      • Jay

        Does the MyTouch with the 3.5 jack come with 2.1?

      • Sinn

        The 3.5mm jack version came with 1.6. Cant wait for ANY update. Rumor is ALL versions of mytouch will be getting froyo

      • Tmo

        Just spoke to an HTC rep…mytouch is getting 2.2 before the slide, she said its easier to update because no HTC sense on the mytouch

      • Jay

        That’s what I thought too, but there hasn’t been any news in the last month about the update. Not that I’m bitter or anything but the way T-Mobile rolls out updates I don’t think we’ll see it until August at the earliest. I bet their saving that as a nice surprise for the 1 year anniversary of the original MyTouch :)

      • FILA


        or you mean the end of the 2 year contracts for G1 users

  • Johnny

    Well that bursts my bubble, I was just starting to get excited when it said testing.

  • Me

    glad i sold that POS phone and got a mytouch slide.

    • Fujitsujeff

      if this report is true, your MTS will not be getting a Gingerbread update …

      • pimpstrong

        yup not a single one of Tmobiles 7 Android phones to date stand to live passed FroYo(the ones that even get that atleast) who cares really tho cuz FroYo is just sick.

      • alex

        it’s not true the MTS3GS does not have a 1ghz processor, and HTC has said that that phone is indeed getting froyo, yet i can be wrong, but most likely the rumor is not true.

    • boda

      same here! owned a G1 which was great, then a Cliq which was AWFUL, now a Slide which is fantastic!

  • JAKE

    idc anymore i jus ordered my samsung vibrant this morning

    • Giga

      How did you order it already…not suppost to go up for preorder till the July 1st?? Or at least i though.

    • JustMike

      Where did you manage to find a pre-pre-order before July 1? Are you a TMO Employee by chance?

  • kathrin

    Most people does not care. I would be happy if I can get 2.1 on my CLIQ. But only few nerds wants.

  • http://tmonews dabe

    this is bullsh*t…they f*ckn wait till the last minute to tell us…u better get it out soon moto or I’m going postal

  • Kmm

    Apparently Motorola cares about its customers just as much as Samsung cares about the people who but their phones. I am pretty pissed about this. They just need to update it to 2.2 at this point. I bought this phone bc I was told these Moto phones would get 2.1.

    • pimpstrong

      The Moment updated to 2.1, DROID to 2.1 then soon to 2.2, Droid X slated for 2.2 as well as the DROID 2 soon after launch… yeah MOTO could give a flying F!@k about you and your phones I see.

      • William

        It seems more like they don’t care about T-Mobile’s offerings.

  • 3g rules

    Motorola pulled this same crap with Verizon lol. Motomorons

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Uh Oh!!! Now Motorola has a “bad track record” because of this. I’ll never trust Motorola again!!! Ha(3x)!!! Just kidding.

    Here comes everyone’s instant disgust with Motorola because of this. At least they just delayed it instead of just stopped the update.

  • MichMan

    I wouldn’t release an update just before a holiday either. I’d totally release it next Tuesday.

    Hope this comes soon. Still wait and see on Morotola’s commitment to their installed base.

  • Bill W

    This is very frustrating. I am not getting the most out of my phone. The BS that motorola is probably working on probably pertains to certain programs that no one is really using to begin with. The delay is fine, but let people know prior to ONE day before the release.

  • http://tmonews dabe

    its amazing how fast they plan on pushing 2.2 out to all the superphones…but what about the rest of us waiting on 2.1 u f*ckn as*holes

    • nesto

      Thank you that’s what I’m saying…..I’m gonna order me a friggin moto xt720 milestone from europe cuz it works in tmo 3g bands and has a xenon flash…but it blows how they just take their sweet a** time with the people who chose or coulnt buy a high class super phone.

    • Justin

      Thats what i was about to say! the droid. ships with 2.0, got 2.1 and is getting 2.2, didnt the cliq come out before the droid anyway??? and we are still begging for 2.1 when everybody else already has it. The cliq and cliq xt are the only android phones in the U.S right now that run 1.5…sad motorola.

      • kenbot

        You seem to forget that the droid uses Vanilla android unlike the Cliqs.

  • lol

    That is funny I am glad I said good bye to Motorola on Fathers Day and got the Mytouch Slide. Motorola can kiss my a$$ I will never buy another thing they make! I feel bad I handed the piece of junk Cliq down to my wife. I hope she doesn’t realize it. Maybe she will want her old Nokia back anyway.

  • phoneking13

    According to a network technician i talked to the other day, he said that the 2.1 update will come out about July 3-5.

    • MichMan

      No no. It will come out Monday or Tuesday. Not over the weekend. Those people have lives.

      • kenbot


        Plus the last thing they want to do is brick phones on a long weekend.

  • ExJxS

    I will be soooo glad to finally replace my Cliq. It feels like a pet a crazy girlfriend leaves you with when she runs off to NY with a homeless guy she just met who says he’s an artist but really, is drawing on discarded cardboard with things found in a dumpster really art?

  • Annony Mouse

    From someone I know on the inside. They say that the Cliq and XT update is coming the same time the Motorola Charm is coming out. Around July 21. It’s not too far, just be patient. Why is patience so difficult for most people? It’s not like you’re 5 years old anymore. Well maybe you’re one of those from the “entitlement generation” that feels like the world owes you something for your presense. Sorry to break it to you, you suck just like everyone else.

  • Justin

    Hey at least they have changed the chart to testing in progress! i dont think it willl be that long before it is released. But i dont think they have even been working on the update for us. They have just been updating all of the verizon phones because thats where they get all of there money from. How hard can it be to upgrade us to 2.1 when you have the droid x thats running 2.1 with the updated motoblur that we are supposed to see and you have the two new motblur phones the charm and the flipout that run 2.1 and the funny thing is that flipout has live wallpapers so do you think there is a chance that we will see it too?? There is also a picture of the phone with the nexus one default live wallpaper on it.

  • rfjdeffdjnfcbhdj

    I got 2.1 today :) jk hahaha

  • alank009

    Never again will I buy a motorola and tmobile just lets this happen. Motorola would not pull this with Verizon

    • joel

      You moron :/

  • DaveInCO

    Oh come on people. BFD! I have had my Cliq since November and have been extremely happy with it because it works as advertised. Any software upgrades should be seen as a bonus. Lighten up. It’s just a phone. A very useful, empowering phone. But still, a phone.

  • Saku

    Can anyone say that they were really surprised? I mean really.

    I think I just need to sell my CLIQ. And get the Vibrant.

    • Domi

      I agree I think I will do the same… I hate that I traded my Blackberry for this… I will just get the Vibrant… I hated Motorola before and Hate them more now!!!!

  • kast107

    I got the 2.1 update on June 11… when I got rid of the Cliq XT and got the Evo. :p

  • Cr4zyLaxr

    Wow this is a great push down towards moto, I’m changing my cliq now… the only reason I didn’t change it earlier was because the rumors of the coming update but now that is being delayed I can’t keep up with my cliq big dissapointment… :(

  • Andrew

    I am SOO glad I dumped fking Moto for HTC. Never again will I buy their device. They are going to put that motofail on everything now. NO THANK YOU…

    • magma9495

      100% agreed. HTC does way better with device updates, moto waits till the last second and pushes dates back. Glad I bought a N1 after selling my cliq :)

  • Andrew

    For you douchenards telling everyone to calm down. The reason people are upset or mad is because they are stuck with a phone that is about a year outdated. That i important to some people. Its not a big deal until they start passing up other devices because of the promise theirs will be updated to the latest and greatest, over, and over, and over, and… You get the point. If its not a big deal to you, fine, but why do you have to antagonize people that expect a company to keep their word?

  • ksb78

    I was just on the phone with a representative of Motorola and as far as he knows there is no update for the Cliq’s yet. He says they are working on it(whatever that means), but they have no release date for any updates. I have been waiting for the Amazon Kindle application to be released on Droid since FOREVER and when it finally comes out, it requires an OS of 1.6 or higher. Thats a slap in the face for us who have paid our hard earned money on a product that sold itself as something that can give the Iphone a run for its money.

    Other than that my phone is okay( I’ve been having issues with it lately). I’ll just have to wait and see…

  • jmts80

    NNNNNNNOOOOOOOO! My Cliq XT needs 2.1 now!

  • HaVoKTEK

    See maaaaannnnnnnnn…………it’s a conspiracy dude their out to bamboozle us!!!

    • HaVoKTEK

      ooops “They’re”

  • zmoboss

    Lets face it folks .. may be, *just may be*, moto doesnt have what it takes to stick to any date !!!!!! Just dont give me this “optimize key areas” crap .. dev team screwed up .. will some REAL PROJECT MANAGER own up his/her shortcomings???
    yeah .. there .. i said it ..
    (to all holy saints who tell me to be patient, please pay FULL RETAIL on cliq, wait patiently FOREVER for the upgrade, AND THEN COME AND TELL ME TO BE PATIENT, OK ???)

  • SoonerSaint12

    Sounds like a great time to jump ship. Later TeenMobile!

    • stressed

      I feel like jumping ship too. I just want to have faith in the under dog. My are crossed hoping for the best for tmobile. My patience is running thin

  • Pneumatic

    Live and learn. 2.2 is dropping and we are still on 1.5 with the HOPE of being upgraded to 2.1. When my G1 was destroyed in a tragic fall from the roof of my car I thought I was upgrading with the Cliq… Instead I took a step backward and still don’t have the turn-by-turn navigation that I had on my old G1. Lame.

    This will be my last Motorola phone.

  • Giga

    Yeah I wish I never paid for this thing….actually went back to my G1 … now I have a rooted cliq collecting some dust…if anyone wants it for a price…let me know or direct me somewhere I can sell it :P

  • Queue515

    Cliq XT does not even get any love from TMO News…

    I’m miffed that they waited until the last day and then gave us basically NOTHING: “um we’re working on it”…

    And it seems to have become Motorola’s MO now:
    “Droid X, ships with 2.1, 2.2 coming later this summer”

    I doubt I’ll ever buy another Motorola phone again.

    • Kickstar13

      You mean T-Mobile, right?

  • Domi

    I wish I never go this phone… Ive been waiting for 2.1 and now it feels like it will never happen… I would go with Mytouch Slide, but I had a bad experience with the regular mytouch… I guess I will just wait for samsung vibrant, or the moto charm… Or just switch providers!!! :D

  • sidekicker89

    My bill last month said Data Services 11.063 Megabytes used at no charge…and now T-Mobile wants to charge me $1.99 per Megabyte per use??? wtf!

  • mikeeeee


    patiently waits for the update to arrive.

    has a decent 2.1 phone to sell when 3.0 arrives for the holiday season and takes the money and gets a 3.0 device.

    there will be buyers.

    no hysteria or angst and decent economics.

  • AmaSan25

    This is why your better off rooting your CLIQ and installing a custom 2.1 ROM like I did.. easy to do and runs perfect. Search for Eclair2CLIQ Alpha6..its worth it at the rate Moto is going

  • Chris

    Look – it doesn’t matter who’s fault it is at this point. We are the consumers, and collectively, we have the only voice that should matter. This is getting absolutely ridiculous. The level of frustration that we have had to endure is just absolutely unquantifiable by mere words. T-Mobile needs to hone up to their customer base and offer up some compensation or reimbursement. This is the ONLY wireless carrier that still has MULTIPLE PHONES running android 1.5, not 1.6, not 2.0, not 2.1, not 2.2, we’re talking about 1.5

    Enough is enough. This is misrepresentation at its FINEST. I know DOZENS of people who were told – and relied detrimentally – by IN STORE TMOBILE REPS that the cliq would be getting the 2.0 update by the END OF THE YEAR. Here we are, 210 days later, and NOBODY has to bear any responsibility to the THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of us Cliq users.

    WE ARE FED UP, WE WERE MISLED, AND TMOBILE MISREPRESENTED THEIR PRODUCT AND SERVICE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS RIDICULOUS PROBLEM INSTEAD OF JUST PUSHING IT OFF ON MOTOROLA. We deserve compensation, we deserve reimbursement, we deserve an apology, and at the very least, we deserve the most BASIC of information concerning our paperweight / stone-age device.

    1.5? REALLY? This is getting extremely pathetic.

    • underdog378

      End of the year. Lets see, what month is it again?

      • stressed

        The end of last year artard

  • Mr.Crabz

    Wrd Dabe……. SMFH…..and with all the bs/delays…. we should be getting 2.2…..if the 2.1 does not have the live wallpapers and/or adobe 10.1…..I dont want it….cuz as advanced as these phones are, They should (out the gate) come with a flash player….I know right about the cliq coming out b4 tha Droid, now they have 2 more Droids..what’s up with that? And they are getting 2.2. Come on So Tmobile N Google…get it together….

  • DaNutz

    Motorola uses to be a good company that cared about there customers. But these past two years it like they don’t care anymore about there reputation which is in the gutter now. Who’s running Motorola? Is it the CEO of Ford? LOL

  • Ms. Matrix

    I’m pissed, they waited until the last day to when I was hoping for an update to tell us this. *sigh* I see all these brand new phones coming out with a newer android and wonder why they couldn’t do this the first time around.

    It just seems like Motoblur is causing more trouble than it’s worth. I don’t mind it, but I do like the Friendstream that comes on the HTC phones.

    Plus I’m hoping the new update will give the Cliq xt a new keyboard, but I guess I’ll just have to wait and see.

  • http://tmonews dabe

    these motherf*ckers are trying to pull a “samsung” on us….this will be my last motorola phone

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  • Chris

    Well I say if you bought this phone you did it with low expectations because Motorola is not the first company I would call reliable. I knew from the start their phones would be the third rate quality phones to carry the android platform and its no surprise to see them delay updates to an already bugged phone. The issues they’ve carried from day one shows that they’re not ready for a smart phone standard. I personally think Motorola was dead as soon as their Razr lost its steam.

  • jordan

    wow this sucks. even though tmobile released the update date for the behold 2 most users haven’t gotten it? so they dropped the ball twice!!

  • stressed

    Makes sense to delay the update once again. Motorola has bigger plans at the current moment. With thedroid x being released june 15th why would they give a crappy over the android sidekick “cliq”. The only good product motorola ever made was the razr. After that we havebeenleft with a bunch of glitchy. Ugly phones that never meet standards. They market these phones like their great products, but motorola allways has a problem. This is is my third motorola, and I will never purchase one again. Tmobile will never get it right, I gotta stop playing games and get an iphone

  • Vince

    Go to this link to join the Upgrade my Cliq now group on Facebook. Remember Betty White was booked for SNL just because FB had a group!

  • dubya504

    Check This Out!!!

    Beginning July 1st, customers that upgrade through T-Mobile Customer Care will be required to pay for their handset upgrades at the time of purchase by credit or debit card instead of billing the charges to their T-Mobile account. EIP customers will be required to pay the first installment only in addition to the Upgrade fee and shipping costs. As for non-EIP customers, T-Mobile will require you to pay the full payment. Customers who want to pay by check or cash will be required to visit their local T-Mobile store to complete their transaction. Government and Business accounts are exempt from this policy change.
    Why is T-Mobile going to enforce this new policy? According to Magenta, changing this policy will also create consistency by aligning all of Customer Care with the “pay up front” policy currently used by FlexPay and Retail. How does it effect Magenta? In the long run, these changes will increase revenue, which would go towards improvements with Customer Loyalty offers and network expansion.

  • Ed

    I installed the Eclair2Cliq Alpha5 last night and let me tell you, it is something else. Besides a few issues, I have never seen my Cliq like soo beautiful(no pun intended). The only reason I did this was because I was soo upset with Motorola, I took matters into my own hands. If one guy or a hand full of guys can creat ROMS for their phones and make them work, what does that say about a company.