i dun fet it motorola milestone xt720 is such a popular phone it came out showing off how god it was in advertisements n even on their website n if they dun even hv an upgrade to 2.2 thy dun even bother thinking abt having gd smartphone territory plus hving 2 devices running on ancient 1.5 cupcake they r simply ridiculous.what kind of crap is this even a claimed top end smartphone 4 motorolla doesn't have 2.2?what crap is motorolla doing disgracing android's name when android is trying 2 make new and spectacular new updates ty are just pulling them down.2.2 is almost on all top end smartphones down once a good brand now doing utter crap.its total stupid and idoitic to the most extent i've seen.!!!!!!!!!!
what a shame? no upgrade software for xt720....what a hell.....
come on moto! I need froyo now for flash...
Xt720 has standard feature It has no customized software...basic very basic...
Makes you wonder why manufacturers are so short-sighted with regard to updating their models to the latest available software versions - especially if the hardware could deal with it just fine?
Seems like they want you to buy a new phone just to have a current system.
But what about the increasing numbers of security fixes and features that will only be available with software updates? It's like buying a computer with only one or possibly two softwareupdates included :-(
My guess is that smartphone-customers will quickly become aware of the necessity of softwareupdates and will choose a brand that delivers accordingly - maybe not at first but definitely when shopping for their second smartphone!
No surprises here, then. Motorola has a bad habit of not supporting their devices with updates - the Backflip, Cliq / Dext are still stuck on sub Android 2 operation systems, allegedly because of the Blur features, but with Motoblur now available on most new Moto handsets running Eclair or Froyo the argument is invalid.
Seems Moto just can't resist churning out well-specced device after well-specced device, then forgetting about all the other products they ever released. Not a good way to inspire brand loyalty; I know I would advise anyone to stay clear of them as a manufacturer for this reason.
This is a clear betrayal of early XT720 adopters.
It came with a stock Eclair installation which being Motoblur-less promised a prompt update to Froyo.
XT720 it seems at a time was even announced in Canada with Android 2.2 on Videotron network.
Europe whould legislate there. Once a device is no longer supported by the company that produced it after less than 12 months on the market; it could be unlocked to allow third party to propose an upgrade path.
Simply because by locking a device that is capable of evolution and that reasonably have a 2 years lifespan once sold, this hurts not only the customers but hurts also the eco-system. There are developers that loose potential customers in the short term ith this announce. Since 2.2 has become the natural target of new and upgraded apps. Its kind like selling a new car while knowing that will be banned from the highway within 6 months.
I tend to trust the technical judgement of the Motorola folks and the rigor of their designs. But the marketing folks there should wake up, this is not going to help the brand.
I am from india, will i get eclairs to my backflip which was stucked with 1.5. please let me know.
GSM Arena - you say the DEFY is getting Froyo in Q1. Not so, that table states clearly, Q2. Which is ridiculous. It should be available NOW!
This is why Apple continue to make inroads. They just released iOS 4.2 for ALL of their devices. This not only provides us end users with a common platform to enjoy and discuss, but developers know that they can 'write once, run anywhere'. Google need to get their Android 'licensees' to agree to a minimum upgrade time cycle.
The whole of android is a complete mess i wil noty buy one till its sorted out and the defy MAY GET froyo it says that in the list..That means anything and may get it late April or not at all..Gsm is wrong again its says may/hopes/planned for quarter one,with me following android since day one it the biggest mess ever.
You firsters need to get a damn life.
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Damn, Backflip is stuck on 1.5. Those poor peeps are stuck in limbo, essentially. Seems like if you want to go Android the safe route is to get a Nexus. Unfortunately, those are sold directly by Google and thus not subsidized by phone companies -_-
Which makes me wonder, how is Windows Phone 7 going to be like with regards to this. What I really like to see would be a Windows update like on the desktops and laptops, that is not reliant on manufacturers. With Microsoft enforcing minimum hardware requirements drivers might be common across phones...