Motorola Backflip Gets Android 2.1 Update

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Motorola Backflip owners has a reason to cheer, since Motorola recently announced that, an Android OS update is available for the Motorola Backflip smartphone. More than 1000 Motorola Backflip users that had signed up via Motorola’s support forums already got the Android 2.1 update, but now its available for everyone.


  • Improved Text Messaging
  • Improved Display
  • Camera Correction
  • Bluetooth Improvements
  • Removes Size Restrictions for Ringtones
  • Improved Network Connection
  • Better Performance of Android Market
  • Improved Stability
  • Improved Battery Life
  • Improved Audio & Video Playback

The upgrade will take approximately 40 minutes to complete via SRT method or 25 minutes via SD card side load method. 40MB of device memory and 100MB of SD card memory is required in order to upgrade the OS. Once a device has been upgraded to Android 2.1, it will not be possible to downgrade to Android 1.5 OS. To update your handset, head over to this page.

Motorola Backflip Now Available In India For Rs.22,990

Motorola Backflip has been officially launched in India. It runs on the older version of Android Operating System. Some exciting features of Motorola Backflip are the 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, 3.1 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, Android 1.5 Operating System, 3G Connectivity and so on. Check out the complete specs of Motorola Backflip below.

motorola backflip

Backflip maximizes multi-tasking with its unique reverse-flip design, making it as smart as it is social. With Wi-Fi capability, this 3G enabled handset takes Smart’ in a whole new direction with its easy-to-use three way input through the touch screen, keypad and touch pad,” said, Andrew Morley, vice president for Marketing, EMARA (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia & Asia), Motorola Mobile Devices.

Motorola Backflip Complete Specs:

  • 3.1 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display
  • 320 x 480 pixels resolution
  • Android 1.5 OS
  • 528 MHz processor
  • Reverse flip with QWERTY keyboard
  • BACKTRACK touch panel
  • MOTOBLUR UI with Live Widgets
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB ROM
  • 32GB expandable memory
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • A-GPS
  • 1400 mAh battery

Motorola Backflip comes with a price tag of Rs.22,990. Are you willing to buy this smartphone with the older version of Android operating system? Let us know your views in the comments below.