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Motorola Cliq gets Android 2.1

updated 04:40 pm EST, Tue November 9, 2010

T-Mobile outs Android 2.1 update for Moto Cliq

As expected, the long-awaited Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Cliq at T-Mobile has gone live. It needs to be downloaded manually from Motorola's website and isn't yet available as an over-the-air update. The process is a little more complicated and requires a number of steps, though it is detailed here.

The update brings with it enhancements in Google Maps, including speech-to-text, turn-by-turn navigation, voice search and more. The amount of compatible apps has now grown, and both the Media Gallery and Connected Music Player apps have been enhanced for better interaction.

The home screen will have more space on it, and six more screens will be added as well. Widgets can now be resized or rearranged. Users will get the option of customizing Happenings and Messaging widgets by selecting the updates and messages they want to see. Favorite contacts can be assigned a spot on the homescreen along with quick actions.

Battery-life saving widgets are also new, allowing users to toggle their Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi features. A Task Manager will also be part of the update, eliminating the need for third-party apps that perform the same function.

Music listeners will now have the option of downloading music over Amazon MP3 and expand their music listening selection with the Connected Music Player.

The Exchange music server gets Global Address Lookup, address history lookup, and Push ActiveSync, with users now able to select multiple e-mails. [via Androinica]

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