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Motorola CLIQ 2 finally gets Gingerbread

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Motorola CLIQ 2 finally gets Gingerbread
While everyone remembers the Motorola DROID as being the handset that kicked off Androidmania, it was not the manufacturer's first Android model. That honor belongs to the Motorola CLIQ which was released almost a full month before the game-changing DROID was. The handset was launched with Android 1.5 while the Motorola DROID was the first to have Android 2.0 installed.

About 15 and a half months after the CLIQ was released, Motorola came back with a sequel having the inspired name of the Motorola CLIQ 2. With a much larger screen size (3.7 inches vs. the original's 3.1 inch display) equipped with higher resolution, the sequel still featured a side sliding QWERTY keyboard. The camera remained at 5MP although the sequel had a dual LED flash. The OG CLIQ featured a Qualcomm MSM7201 A 528MHz processor vs. a single-core 1GHz Snapdragon under the hood of the sequel. But perhaps the biggest change was with the OS. The Motorola CLIQ 2 had Froyo, or Android 2.2 running the show which not only was miles and miles away from Android 1.5, but it also allowed CLIQ 2 users to run Adobe Flash and store apps on a microSD card.

The Motorola CLIQ 2 joins the gingerbread club

The Motorola CLIQ 2 joins the gingerbread club

Now, Motorola CLIQ 2 owners are moving up the ladder. Android 4.0? Uh, no. But Android 2.3 is finally coming to the Motorola CLIQ 2 and offers improved cursor controls, better battery performance, number and symbol shortcuts and updated calendar options. You can check out the entire (and rather lengthy) changelist by clicking on the sourcelink.

There is some bad news. This is not an OTA update which means you will need a Windows powered PC, a micro USB cable and the Motorola Software Application. Clicking on the sourcelink will bring you to the instructions for downloading the update. And while it doesn't take owners of the Motorola CLIQ 2 all the way to Android 4.0, it should make it feel like a brand new phone once you've completed the installation.

source: Mototola via Phandroid

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posted on 06 May 2012, 00:40 2

1. JcHnd (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Yeah... a trillion years later... Thank You!!!... my defy could use an update too... just saying...

posted on 06 May 2012, 01:04 4

2. RCMizK3w1 (Posts: 15; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Its still the coolest looking physical keyboard out there, deserved an update.

posted on 06 May 2012, 01:30 2

3. BattleBrat (Posts: 888; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


And they say Moto doesn't update their phones..

posted on 06 May 2012, 02:59 4

4. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


They don't.

posted on 06 May 2012, 03:03 3

5. Sniggly (Posts: 6496; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


They just did.

If you're going to troll, at least have some facts behind what you say.

Otherwise, you just come across as a(n even bigger) dumbass.

posted on 06 May 2012, 14:15 2

10. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Someone's angry. Are you going to throw a hissy fit just because people are pointing out that Motorola is updating a very old dinosaur with an update of Android that's no longer used?

posted on 06 May 2012, 15:08

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5487; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that may be the case however it's Motorola that kept it from being a long forgotten dinosaur that people still use.

posted on 07 May 2012, 09:40 1

12. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


And there's many other phones that people use that Motorola has no plans on updating.

posted on 07 May 2012, 09:57

13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5487; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, nobody is saying Moto updates all of their phones but they do in fact update phones. sorry, i know you're just making a point to troll here. i don't mean to point you out or anything. :P

posted on 06 May 2012, 13:19

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5487; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Moto at the very least does as fine as everyone else. while this year HTC has been killing it with 4.0 updates (which even i'll admit didn't see coming due to how much change there's been with ICS) they were the first to release a phone with 2.2 in the states and they were quicker than Samsung and right there with HTC on 2.3 updates. there's the Google Experience devices too but Motorola had little to do with them.

posted on 06 May 2012, 05:09 3

6. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Did I just wake up in 2010? It's all so confusing.... @.@

posted on 06 May 2012, 09:15 1

7. medicci37 (Posts: 554; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Kinda pathetic. This is why Moto needs 2 start unlocking their phones.

posted on 06 May 2012, 11:48 1

8. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Lol another fail android will fail in the coming years

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