Bad news for Devour users this weekend: Motorola has just confirmed its oft-neglected Verizon handset will not receive the Android 2.2 upgrade. In fact, it won't even be bumped up to Android 2.1.
The Motorola Devour had previously been listed as "under evaluation" on Motorola's Android upgrade status page. The company has now changed that status to "Will not have a software upgrade to Android 2.1."
The Devour currently runs Android 1.6 with Motoblur, Motorola's baked-in Android UI.Motorola Devour and the Android Upgrade
No further information is being provided about the Devour decision, but the phone's fate has looked iffy for quite some time. The device, which has been overshadowed by more powerful handsets since day one, is rumored to be discontinued any time now; screenshots said to be taken from Verizon's computer system list the Devour as an "end of life device" with "limited or no remaining shipments from the vender."
As of this weekend, the phone is still available on Verizon's Web site.
Other Android Upgrade News: Backflip, Cliq, Droid X, and Milestone
Motorola has updated its upgrade plans for several other Android devices as well: The Backflip is now set be pushed to 2.1 sometime in the next month. The Cliq and Cliq XT are listed as being in-line to get 2.1 by "early quarter 4." And the Droid X is down for a "late summer" Froyo fix, which gels with previous news that the phone would be upgraded "by early September."
Then there's the Milestone, which is a bit of a split story: Moto now confirms Milestone users in Europe and Asia will receive Android 2.2 in the fourth quarter of 2010. For Milestone users in Canada, Mexico and Latin America, however, the upgrade is still officially "under evaluation."
UPDATE [8/24/10]: Motorola has updated its plans for the Milestone's Froyo upgrade. Full details here.
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