Android OS 2.1 Coming to Motorola Cliq and Cliq XT this Spring

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Motorola is working on upgrades to the latest version of Google’s smartphone operating system for two models offered by T-Mobile. They are going to be the first devices with MotoBlur upgraded to Android OS 2.1.

Motorola Cliq XTThe system software upgrades are scheduled for release before the end of June.

New in Android OS 2.1
The latest version of Google’s mobile OS sports many new features, including much greater support for speech-to-text, allowing users to enter text into an application with only their voice.

In addition, “pinch-to-zoom” multi-touch has been added to the web browser, photo viewer and maps applications, and OS 2.1 offers enhanced weather and news widgets.

More about the Motorola Cliq and Cliq XT
The Motorola Cliq debuted from T-Mobile last October, and this was followed by the March debut of the Cliq XT. Both have a 3.1-inch HVGA (320 x 240 pixel) touchscreen, but the original has a sliding keyboard, while the latest uses a tablet shape sans  keyboard.

Both run Android OS 1.5 with MotoBlur, Motorola’s software that brings together messages from a range of social-networking services, text messages and email into a universal inbox. MotoBlur has fans, but there’s been criticism for the delay in releasing system software upgrades for devices that use it.

Source: Motorola

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