A handful of great developers have built a CLIQ-specific Android 2.1 ROM from Android Open Source Project, giving the Motorola CLIQ a much-needed face lift in the operating-system-that-runs-the-phone department. It’s not 100 percent complete, but the latest Alpha build looks pretty promising. Don’t forget that back in February, Motorola’s website mentioned about the Cliq would get Android 2.1 in Q2 2010.
This CLIQ Android 2.1 build is not a Motoblur ROM, therefore you won’t be able to access any of the custom-made widgets you may be used to using. But, since Motoblur horrible and take all the juice from your battery, we don’t think many people will mind. We gotta hand it to the devs who have put this together, as it’s more than Motorola has released for the device, Motoblur or not.
This particular build of Android 2.1 is still in Alpha stage development, but it’s functional enough to try out, if you have the time. You can thank travisjames, barakinflorida, otabbb for the functional build. They are working hard to get all the kinks out, giving the user a fully stable, fully functional ROM for you CLIQ users to play with.
Via Android Central