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Old June 17th, 2010, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My current firmware is showing at 1.5. I thought it was higher than that, with the new talk of 2.2 coming, I thought the 2.1 was out already. But I also see some web articles out there about how the Motorola Backflip won't get the firmware updates as quickly as some other phones.

What is the latest firmware right now? When I go to update mine, it says there are no updates available, and it still is showing 1.5.

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You might want to read around the forums and familiarize yourself with the backflip. It is currently running Android 1.5, with a promised update to 2.1 scheduled sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2010.
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Actually, I already did that before posting, as well as googling it. The most recent article I found was at least 3 months old, with no exact date. So this lack of info spawned my question.
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The nature of phone and mobile operating systems means that there is a bit of a delay from when Google releases the latest version of Android, and when that update makes its way to all the various phones. For one, the operating system and related files has to be built specifically for each phone, and there isn't just one copy of the OS that gets distributed to all devices. This is something that has to be done by the device manufacturer, and not by Google. Even if the manufacturer uses the stock version of Android, this introduces some delay, as the drivers have to be updated, quality testing has to be done, etc. Also, many device manufacturers add their own UI or other features on top of the stock Android OS, such as the MotoBLUR interface on the Backflip, and this code has to be modified to account for the new Android versions. Furthermore, carriers will introduce their own delays in this process, as they have specific requests such as carrier applications (ugh) and their own quality assurance process. In all this ends up accumulating to several months of work, especially for larger jumps like from 1.5 to 2.1, where there have been a ton of changes to the underlying OS. Luckily (in a way) the Android release schedule will be slowing down after the next couple of versions, with more stuff being modularized which should give the manufacturers more time to do their updates before the next great version is out.

Your best bet would be to keep an eye on this page: https://supportforums.motorola.com/community/manager/softwareupgrades . Moto will update that with details when the update is imminent, which could be anywhere from 2 days from now (unlikely) to 3 months from now.
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habe schon das 2.1 auf meinem handy acer liquid
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