Motorola BACKFLIP won't see Android 2.1 update until the third quarter

Motorola BACKFLIP won't see Android 2.1 update until the third quarter
Good news for those AT&T customers that decided to take the early plunge in purchasing the Motorola BACKFLIP – Android 2.1 will eventually make its way onto the device some time during the third quarter of this year. Some may argue how AT&T crippled the Android experience on the handset by opting to throw in some of their proprietary applications, but thankfully it'll be treated to the latest version of the platform. Even with the rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S being possibly taken in by the carrier, the Motorola BACKFLIP will surely get a new lease on its shelf life thanks to Android 2.1. Although it's yet unclear when the update is actually expected to be rolled out in Q3, the worse case scenario would point to a fall release – which is of course a while away from now. Despite that, we're confident that the device will somehow manage to continue selling as it's now looking more promising.

Motorola BACKFLIP Specifications | Review

source: Motorola Support Forums



1. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

No one bought it so no one cares. Lol.

4. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

at least BACKFLIP will see it, there are others that never will

6. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

I did, and I love it, so I'm glad an update will come this year.

2. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Cool by then maybe all the bugs will be fix,i'd never buy one; not my cup of tea, by then there will be 2.2 or greater. Thats ATT always a step behind.

9. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Yea...that's why the cliq on tmobile is behind and the devour doesn't even have a time placed yet for verizon...yea, all cuz AT&T is always a step behind. Get your facts straight.

3. dha_george

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

fyi the reason the backflip is taking forever to get 2.1 is all on moto not att.....blur is not set up yet to work with 2.1 so until moto gets that worked out you will not see 2.1 on the backflip.....all other att android phones will be launching with 2.1.............

5. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

If they get any new Android phones. Verizon still has a step ahead of the rest.

7. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

What puts Verizon a step ahead? Actually, I don't think Verizon is ahead. They are all leveling up to each other.

8. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Verizon has more Android devices than AT&T and they have the DROID. The DROID itself has really high ratings. Everywhere you go that has customer ratings gives the Motorola DROID really good ratings. I have one and I have to say its the best phone I've owned. Its not as "diva" as the iPhone but it does what its built to do, and it does alot! Also Verizon has the network to back it up, both voice and 3G. So thats why I say Verizon is a step ahead.

10. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Hm, I think right now there's only 3 droid phones on verizon, right? Droid, Devour, and Eris, which is soon to leave sadly. AT&T has the backflip and technically the Nexus One since it's out. (I know verizon is getting it, but then we would have to go into further detail about the future since there are now more announced phones for all carriers and that would take too much time :]) T-Mobile has the nexus one, G1, Cliq, Cliq XT, and...I don't feel like looking it up. and sprint has quite a few as well, right? I wouldn't say they are a step ahead in Androids. Network wise, they will most likely pass sprint with their upgrade, but as for cell phones, I'd say its a pretty close game. I haven't seen the Droid (Ive definitely heard good things about it) but I've seen the Nexus One, which I will say is absolutely amazing.

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