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Motorola FLIPOUT & CHARM are destined to stay on Android 2.1 Eclair

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Motorola FLIPOUT & CHARM are destined to stay on Android 2.1 Eclair
It’s probably ideal to not hope for the best at this point, especially after seeing what happened to other devices in the past, but there doesn’t appear to be any love for the Motorola CHARM and FLIPOUT.

Considered to be a little out of character for Android, these two adorable looking smartphones offer all the wonderful set of features found with the open platform, however, Motorola isn’t going to invest in getting their software upgraded. So don’t try to hold on to that faint line of hope because Motorola has flat out said that they “will remain on Android 2.1.” Naturally, there are going to be some people disappointed by all of this, but then again, it’s not all that surprising since they don’t particularly come off as being capable of enduring the requirements of either Froyo or Gingerbread.

Nevertheless, it just goes to show that nothing is guaranteed in terms of software updates with certain devices. So if you want to make sure you’ll be getting the latest and greatest, it’s probably a good idea to stick with some of the bigger names in the Android kingdom.

source: Motorola via Android Central

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posted on 07 Mar 2011, 17:31

1. remixfa (Posts: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and further proving my point that unless it says "Droid", dont expect it to ever get an upgrade or support. thats near 100% of non "Droid" phones that have been dropped (and 3/4 of motoblur phones..lol)

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 19:25 1

2. MiliFarl (unregistered)


oh so sad,i really liked the charm,its so charming.

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 22:16

3. Boti95 (Posts: 162; Member since: 05 Sep 2010)


Sucks to be them.

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 06:34

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


dont buy feature smartphones.... especially from moto :/ its the price to pay for the cheap

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