Motorola Cliq Android 2.1 aka Éclair update now available

Motorola has finally released the Android 2.1 update for Motorola Cliq. An announcement and guide of updation was posted on Motorola website in this regard. Go to this link to download the Android 2.1 update, and to get the full guide to update your Cliq.

Requirements:

  • A fully charged MOTOROLA CLIQ with MOTOBLUR with an active SIM card
  • A Motorola USB cable
  • A microSD card installed in your phone with approximately 100 MB of free space.
  • You must be on the latest version of Android 1.5 (Cupcake) software with the latest version Blur_Version.1.4.8.MB200.T-Mobile.en.US or higher before you can upgrade.

What’s new in Android 2.1for Cliq

You’ll have more Home screens, resizeable widgets, a new music player, and widgets for toggling wireless connections.

Check out all the great things you’ll be able to do after the update!

More Google apps – Google Speech-to-Text, Google Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Google Voice Search and others have been added to make your CLIQ even more functional

New Android Market – Access to a larger range of apps specifically designed for devices using Android 2.1 or later

Improved multimedia apps – Media Gallery and Connected Music Player have been enhanced for better interaction with your media

After the update, you’ll have more space on your Home screen, and more ways to customize it:

  • You’ll have 7 screens to make your own.
  • Resize your widgets! You can make them larger or smaller. They also rearrange easily when you drag them to new locations on your Home screen.
  • Customize your Happenings and Messaging widgets by selecting the updates and messages you want to display.
  • Have a few people who you always call or email or text? The new Contact quick tasks widget lets you put a picture of a contact on your homescreen and assign quick actions for that contact. So, with one touch you can call their cell or home phone, or start a text message. Talk about instant access! Resize the widget and you can add even more actions/quick tasks.

The update includes other great features too:

  • Use widgets to toggle Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi on and off; connect when you need to, turn it off to save your battery.
  • Task Manager – New feature provides information about programs running on your phone, eliminating the need for 3rd party task manager apps.
  • Find and play more music, get full screen lyrics, album art, song identification, and view what others around you are listening to with Connected Music Player (MP3 Player, and Internet Radio). You can also now download songs using Amazon MP3.
  • Save a quick note on your Home screen with the Sticky Note widget.
  • Try out these improved widgets: Calendar, and Weather.
  • Exchange now has Global Address Lookup, address history lookup, and Push ActiveSync. And now you can multiselect emails (if you want to delete a bunch at once, for example).

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