Motorola Reveals Upgrade Plans for Android Handsets

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Motorola has released a schedule outlining software upgrade plans for its entire current lineup of Android handsets. While more recent, high-end devices will see a bump to version 2.2 (Froyo) later this year, older models’ upgradability depends significantly on geographic region and other factors.

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It’s been known for some time that both the Droid and Droid X would get a taste of Froyo — with the latter seeing leaked builds as early as last week — but now US owners of such models as the Backflip, Cliq, and Cliq XT can rest assured that a 2.1 (Eclair) update is forthcoming in either Q3 or Q4. Devour owners, however, are apparently being kept out on in the cold this time around.

Internationally, the picture is a bit more complicated. For instance, the entire Canadian stable of devices is said to be under evaluation for a 2.1 upgrade, while Backflips and Dexts in Europe and Latin America / Mexico will reportedly see no more version bumps whatsoever. While it would certainly be nice for Moto to be a little bit more forthcoming about the large number of models “under evaluation,” it is somewhat refreshing to see a company make committments to its customers over such a wide swath of products.

(via Motorola and GSM Arena)

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