Jul 08 AT 9:08 AM Taylor Wimberly 13 Comments

Motorola CLIQ and CLIQ XT software upgrades now scheduled for mid August

T-Mobile customers with the CLIQ and CLIQ XT were expecting an upgrade to Android 2.1 last month, but Motorola missed their self-imposed deadline and decided to take more time to “optimize the experience”.

Motorola now list the current status of the upgrade to Android 2.1 as “testing in process”, but no timeline has been provided for its release. However, thanks to the leaked T-Mobile roadmap it looks like the highly anticipated upgrade should arrive in August.

We might never know the real reason for the delay, but it appears the release was adjusted so that the new T-Mobile Motorola Charm (launching July 21st) could be the first device in the U.S. to feature the enhanced version of Motoblur built on Android 2.1.

Since the Charm is launching this month with Android 2.1, hopefully Motorola can meet the August timeline for the CLIQ upgrades. Keep an eye on the official T-Mobile forums because Motorola normally performs a public beta test of their software updates before releasing them to the masses. For an idea of what to expect, check out the Motoblur enhancements that are coming with Android 2.1.

“For those asking for an update regarding a software upgrade on CLIQ in the U.S., we’ve made a decision to take more time on the release to optimize the experience in some key areas. We will continue to work to deliver it as soon as possible and apologize that we have been unable to provide an upgrade to these users in Q2 as planned.

We are working hard to provide an upgrade to Android 2.1 as soon as we can. Our consumers’ experience is our first priority and we will provide an upgrade when we can deliver the best possible user experience.”MattMotorola community manager

Motorola upgrade chart

The latest upgrade timeline from Motorola.

Via: Motorola

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  • Val-Zho
    • Val-Zho

      [sound of gentle sobbing as a glimmer of hope is cautiously held out with an almost imperceptible mixture of excitement]

  • http://Website OeO

    At this point you would think they would just skip 2.1 and move right along to 2.2

  • http://Website Geo

    Shame, It was Yesterday When i released my Cliq on Craigslist for a handsome Fee. At this rate there will never be an update.

  • http://Website phoebetech

    You don’t have to wait. I’ve rooted my phone and it’s pretty easy to do. Also, there’s a version where you can wifi tether too! (something you will not see with Eclair)

    • http://Website MulderFox

      As far as I know (and I search every day) there is no root solution yet for the Cliq XT.

  • http://thetrendaholic.com The Trendaholic

    And why am I not surprised? This is a total FAIL on Moto’s part I sensed this over a month ago when I sold my Cliq for a handsome fee on eBay then moved into the N1. Unfortunately, I still have to get my fiance out of this FAIL of a device, she will be jumping into the Vibrant soon enough.

    • http://Website DRew

      Sounds like you may be jumping ship from one fail to another.. Scamsung doesn’t exactly have the best track record with updates either…

  • http://Website Mooch

    *yawn* Upgrading to 2.1 now would be like upgrading to Windows XP now.

    • Val-Zho

      …which would be awesome if you were running Windows 95 and couldn’t afford new hardware.

  • noriega713

    Who agrees with me that moto already has it ready and what not but it is all because of that stupid Moto Charm…

  • http://Website West

    Motorola has poor management, which has resulted in mishandled product updates and customer relations. Motorola failed to provide real reason for delaying Cliq OS update (pressure from Moto Marketing Dept to hold up Cliq update until after Charm release) and it’s reputation has been irreparably damaged. Motorola’s management style may work in India with Indian Co-CEO, but it will not work in U.S. Motorola urgently require management shake up and bring in some competent managers. Otherwise, we’ll see Moto stock in “Pink Sheets (penny stock)” , or worse in Chapter 11.

  • http://Website robert

    Moto wants the best for their consumers by giving us the silent treatment this is not the best customer experience as most of us cliq owners are abandoning ship do to mr moto