Look: we've seen enough Honeycomb ports to the G1
to know that even the jankiest Android hardware can be kept current -- manufacturers just need to want to do it badly enough. In Motorola's case, it seems they don't want it very badly -- at least, not in the case of the quirky Flipout
. Just as the CLIQ XT got stuck on 1.5
, the two diminutive QWERTY models are going to be topping out with the Android 2.1
that they've got now; Froyo
upgrades aren't in the works, according to Moto's official software update page. We're sure that the decision whether to invest the time, energy, and money into an update for a particular model comes down to the number of customers affected; neither of these devices seem
to be blockbusters for their respective carriers, so that could explain it. Not much consolation to owners, though, is it?