Motorola to offer 200 TELUS Backflip owners “early software release”, unfortunately not Android 2.1

Ian Hardy

August 20, 2010 3:16 pm


For all the TELUS Motorola Backflip owners out there who are waiting for the next upgrade, it’s coming soon. Kinda. Motorola has posted a note on their support forum that this coming Monday 200 lucky Canadians will be fortunate enough to get the latest release before it’s officially made public.

The upgrade will not be Android OS 2.1 but will include the following: Improved Text Messaging, Bluetooth Improvements, Enhanced “Contacts” Feature, Improved Stability, Improved Battery Life, Improved Streaming Audio & Video Playback, Phone Application Improvements (to avoid occasional “Call Ended” notifications).

Moto states that “On Monday August 23rd we will have an optional early software release available for the Motorola Backflip from TELUS! Our goal is to have 200 customers test and provide feedback on the software before it is officially released to all customers! We will be making the preview software available via an over-the-air update from 10 am EST until we reach 200 users”. If you want in on this all you have to do is from your home screen hit the Menu > Settings > About phone > System Update.

Good luck to the 200 chosen ones, let us know how it goes.

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  • Brian

    Did 200 people even buy this piece of garbage?

  • Carrie-Lou

    I am downloading the system update right now. Hoping it stabilizes the phone some as I really like my phone a lot but it’s buggy for sure!

  • Al

    I have been running the upgrade since Tuesday and it has made the phone a lot more stable. To people like Brian When I saw the phone on display I thought what a joke. The way that the phone has to be displayed you do not get a chance to really see what it can do. When you actually use it the design makes perfect since. You get the best keyboard for large fingers. The touch screen is right there so you don’t have to open it to use it. In fact you can do everything on this phone closed. The only problem with this phone has been software. The reason that 2.1 has not been released is they learned their lesson the first time and are making sure everything will work when they release it.