Motorola kills off Android 2.1 update for Cliq XT
Nearly a year old, the T-Mobile handset will never see an Android update. Moto announced today that it will be unable to upgrade the XT from Cupcake to Eclair.
Motorola Android 1.5 Cupcake.owners got the bad news today that their smartphones will be left to limp off into the sunset with
According to the Motorola Support Forums, Moto recently scrapped the Android 2.1 Eclair plans after it determined that the Cliq XT would not deliver an "optimal customer experience."
Forums manager "Moto Matt" delivered the news in a post today, while acknowledging that the news will likely frustrate a number of users who the update. "Our product team members worked for months to attempt to create a version of Android 2.1 that would perform well on the Cliq XT," he wrote. "They gave it everything they had. We even took the unprecedented step of investigating the benefits of code provided by the independent developer community to try to improve XT performance."
If you think you've heard this joke before, it's because you have. Thefrom Samsung also ran into a wall of sorts when it came to updates. That T-Mobile handset only saw , Android 1.6 Donut, before Samsung quit supporting the device.