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Canadian Motorola Milestone will get Froyo…in 2011

August 24, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Firmware updates, Motorola


The Motorola update woes keep coming for our friends north of the border. Not only has Motorola refused to say when – or more accurately, if – the Backflip, Dext, and Quench would be updated to Android 2.1, the phone maker has changed the Milestone’s update status from “under evaluation” to “Q1 2011.”

Your eyes do not deceive you, Canadians. The earliest you can hope for a new firmware upgrade is four months, and it could be as long as seven months. By the time Motorola finally gets around to delivering the Froyo update to Milestone users, Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance may have already delivered Gingerbread.

And that’s if Motorola even meets the update schedule at all. That’s no small order considering its pass history of missing self-imposed deadlines on a regular basis and then flat-out abandoning some devices.