Motorola Backflip Finally Getting Android OS 2.1 Upgrade

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Motorola will soon release a new version of the system software update for AT&T’s Motorola Backflip. The long-overdue upgrade to Android OS 2.1 will bring a significant number of enhancements.

Motorola BackflipIt is currently in beta, and is reportedly scheduled to be released to the public on November 9.

Much Anticipated
This model still runs Android OS 1.5, and there have been many complaints from users that this device is out of date.

The jump from Android OS 1.5 to version 2.1 will offer a number of improvements, including much greater support for speech-to-text, allowing users to enter text into an application with only their voice.

AT&T promises that this upgrade will bring the Backflip “enhancements to the home screen, messaging, email, and widgets.”

This will be the one and only operating system upgrade released for this Motorola device.

Overview of the Motorola Backflip
This device has a clamshell design, but not the usual one. Instead, has a reverse flip keyboard, so that when this model is closed its keyboard is on the back. This allows it to set on a a table with its screen flipped up. On the back of the 3.1-inch, HVGA screen is another unique feature, a large touchpanel called the Backtrack.

The Backflip is currently running Android OS 1.5 with MotoBlur layered on top. This means it comes with a suite of communication and entertainment software, and users have the ability to download more from the on-device Android Store.

In addition, this smartphone has a microSD memory card slot, a 5 megapixel camera, a GPS receiver, and a 3.5 mm headset jack.

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