For most of you, the thought of using an Android device that still runs on 1.5 is ludicrous. In this day and age, it is. It hasn’t even been one full year since Motorola released the Cliq XT, and it’s just been announced the device will never see an update. According to Motorola Owners’ Forum manager Matt:
“After comprehensive testing of the Android 2.1 upgrade for the CLIQ XT, we have concluded that this device will remain on Android 1.5. We realize many of you were anxiously awaiting this upgrade, but we aim to deliver software upgrades only when it will provide a better customer experience.”
Officially, that’s all folks. Don’t expect Moto to take it back, they’ve made their public announcement. This sort of thing doesn’t happen often in the wide world of Android, but when it does it certainly doesn’t make for good publicity.
If you’re looking to take matters into your own hands, the community has your back. ROMs do exist for the device that function incredibly well. Make sure to throughly research any actions you wish to take upon your device, and remember that only you are responsible for what you do to your device. For a good starting point, check out this 2.1.54 based ROM known as Basically Blurless.