For those of you keeping track, Google’s Nexus One is still the only Android smartphone in the world to officially run Android OS 2.1, which offers speech-to-text translation services for all text fields. Well, a new rumor has the Motorola CLIQ getting friendly with Android OS 2.1 in March as well. It seems March Madness might have a new meaning for Android fans!
Word of the CLIQ getting Android 2.1 follows on Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha’s mention that Moto’s Android phones would be getting an Android 2.1 update in the near future – which was subsequently confirmed for roll-out on the Motorola Droid this week – and the announcement that the HTC Hero will get the new Android OS in March. If true, Android OS 2.1 seems poised for a fairly widespread roll-out in March. We’ll have to wait and see if the CLIQ is indeed going to get 2.1 next month, but all signs seem to point in the affirmative direction. Motorola has been getting cozy with Google over the past several months, and Jha did say, at Google’s Nexus One launch, that Motorola would see its Android smartphones updated in the future.
The Motorola Droid and Motorola CLIQ are going to be forces to be reckoned with in the Android space when the Android 2.1 update rolls through town. With features like text-to-speech and Google Goggles baked into the latest Android OS, the Nexus One might lose some of its luster next month. What say you, Android fans? Does Android 2.1 on the Droid and CLIQ make the N1 any less desireable?