Motorola Charm and Motorola Flipout forever stuck on Android 2.1

It’s time for an update on updates, yet again. And yet again this is about Android smartphones, two to be precise, both made by Motorola: the Charm and the Flipout.

Both of these phones were launched running Android 2.1 with Motoblur. And they were both announced after Google had already introduced Android 2.2 Froyo (and shipped even more time after that, of course). Now if this somehow made you expect of Motorola to issue updates to Froyo for these phones, well, you were wrong.

Motorola has just updated its Android Software Upgrade News page, where it lists the planned updates (or lack thereof) for its smartphones, and it’s not good for the Charm and the Flipout. It turns out that they will both be stuck on Android 2.1 for the remainder of their lives. There will be no update to Froyo, or any other future Android version.

Why Motorola has decided to give up on the owners of these phones is unclear. Perhaps they have successors ready to be announced soon, or perhaps sales weren’t great. In any case, this is one more reminder that in the Android world, unless you buy one of the Nexus phones, this can happen to you at any time.

Via Android Central

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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