Over in the Motorola support forums, an update schedule for Motorola phones like the Droid, CLIQ and Backflip appeared with date ranges on when the update will be completed. The chart lists upgrades to Android 2.1 and shows a lot of “under evaluation” for many of the phones in overseas markets. For the US, the news is rather good.
The CLIQ (US) and CLIQ XT (US) are shown to get the upgrade to Android 2.1 in Q2 of this year, which is any time now. The Backflip (US) is pegged to get the upgrade in Q3. The Milestone (aka Droid in US) is rolling out in stages for Europe, Asia, Canada, and Latin America.
What’s interesting is the upgrades max out at Android 2.1. We expect to start seeing 2.2 devices roll out in the coming weeks which has to be frustrating to the developers working hard to get 2.1 on all these devices. According to Google, half of all Google Android phones are now running 2.1. That’s an impressive feat.