Motorola CLIQ 2 finally gets Gingerbread

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.

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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  • Display 3.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.90h talk time)



1. JcHnd

Posts: 283; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

2. RCMizK3w1

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

3. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

They don't.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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?

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

6. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

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

7. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

8. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Lol another fail android will fail in the coming years

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