Feb 14 AT 3:28 PM Sean Riley 45 Comments

Motorola’s Android 2.1 upgrade timeline for Droid, Milestone, CLIQ, and DEXT

Are you the proud owner of a Motorola Droid, Milestone, Cliq or Dext? Well then a chart recently posted by Motorola detailing the timelines for your Android 2.1 updates should be of some interest to you.

Motorola seems to be sticking to their guns on the Droid update falling into the imminent category, but with nary of a sign of an update for me as of this morning I’m going to have to question their understanding of the meaning of “this week.”

The Droid’s sophisticated multitouching cousin, the Milestone, is on target for the update within the next 6 weeks in Europe. Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region are left with no actual timeline, but were still included in the chart so they would know Motorola was thinking about them on Valentine’s Day.

Cliq users have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that you at least get an actual date timeframe for your release, but the bad news is that you fall into Q2 2010 which means that April Fools’ Day is the earliest you can expect to receive your upgrade.

Upgrade timeline for Motorola phones.

Source: Motorola Owners' Forum

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 5 years and covering mobile for the last 6. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • Manly Man

    Poor cliq users!

  • http://Website CJ

    Perhaps the author is out of the country or lives as a recluse. If either is the case I’d like to share with them 1 tidbit…. Motorola has admitted that they jumped the gun on announcing that the Droid would be updated this week. All they can say at this point is that it’s coming soon whatever that means.

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      Motorola indicated that they jumped the gun with the details, not with their projected release date. The direct quote is below.

      “Update: How embarassing. Apparently we jumped the gun on these details….”

      They have never removed their Facebook post indicating that the release would be coming “this week” and it is perfectly within their power to do so if they wanted.

  • http://Website MO1

    anyone know the canadian release of the milestone?
    Im happy with 2.0 I just want it released here?
    anyone know the release date?

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      According to a leaked Best Buy advert Telus is supposedly releasing the Milestone on Feb. 18th.

    • http://Website charrion

      Definitely some time this week, as confirmed by Telus’ CFO. The rumour is the 18th.

      • http://Website MO1

        Thankyou guys I hope it gets launched on the 18th I have been waiting forever

  • http://Website JAG

    mmmm, wanna get this soon for milestone!!!!

  • http://flickr.com/photos/zlamperti/ Zim

    It’s times like these I hate living in LatAm ¬¬

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  • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

    Motorola announced at MWC yesterday that the Milestone would be coming to Spain in mid-March with Android 2.1 so presumably the rest of the European Milestone carriers can expect the 2.1 update by mid-march at the latest.

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  • http://Website Dan C

    OK, its 2/17 and there is still no 2.1 for my Droid, where is the update???

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  • http://Website Colin Scattergood

    2/22……Where’s the love Moto??

  • http://Website pissed off

    why the hell do carriers sell out of date products and refuse to inform the clients about out of date software loaded on their phones… absurd the way big carriers treat the clients who pay their bills

  • http://Website frayed

    2.1 is a lie. there is no android 2.1 and there never will be so I hope you like 2.0.1 that is what you will be using until you get a new phone. Why would they make your existing phone better when they can make you buy a better phone

    • http://Website you are a fool

      complete and utter moron

    • http://Website Idiot

      your a fucking idiot

    • http://Website twallcx

      are you serious? OTA (over the air) updates happen all the time on winmo and android handsets. actually my first phone was an htc dream and it was updated from 1.5 to 1.6 the within the first week i owned it… i just hope they hurry with the 2.1 release for my cliq

      • http://Website twallcx

        that is to say, my first *android* phone

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  • Ms. Matrix

    would this update included the Cliq XT???

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  • http://Website Dennis

    I saw the Cliq XT at the local Tmo store yesterday. They have one unit that is not supposed to be there. ;-)
    According to the SR, both the Cliq and the Cliq XT are due for the 2.0 upgrade in Q2. That is the best they can tell me. I am considering purchasing the XT, as I have to replace my service by the end of March.

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  • http://Website Robert

    I thought that with businesses, the first quarter of the year starts October 1st. So whats this about Quarter 2 starting April first, it started Jan 1st

  • http://Website ani9097

    Hey, I just received the much awaited 2.1 upgrade for my Droid and Milestone… Nice to see Live wallpaper running on it… Thank you Google and Moto :)

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  • http://Website Glen Young

    i have read that some people have 2.1 on their milestone in the UK, how is this ? whenever i go to :Settings > About Phone > System Updates , all i get is “The device is unable to connect to the server. Try again later” i have been getting this for about a week now.

    any help with this ?

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  • http://Website EarlW

    The 2.1 update for Milestone is now available BUT if you are not on Telus, you are SOL.

    so, if you buy a Milestone for full retail and use another network (Rogers), no update for you!

  • http://Website faze1one

    i have the same problem with my cliq. it reads dec 31 1969 and does not let me register, CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME—->I BEEN PAYING MY BILL AND HAVE NO OTHER PHONE TO PUT MY SIM CARD. I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!

  • http://www.arunabhdas.com Arunabh Das

    When will they release 2.2 (Froyo)?

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  • http://Website JAson D

    I have a Canadian Bell Dext and waiting the upgrade. I cannot see it on the timeline, but I can’t understand why Moto would have a phone with front cameras and not release an OS to use it.

  • http://Website krishna

    Do we change the network from verizon to any other cdma provider and how the non sim device like motorola android works on network? Could you please send me the details.

  • http://Website donjo

    Look the new Chart

  • http://Website donjo2

    Look the new Chart

    NO UPGRADES :( i’m piss off with MOTOROLA, no more motorola, i learn the lesson


  • http://Website Name (required)

    anyone now if dext got the 2.1 update

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