With most company’s focused squarely on updating their recent product lineups to Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, Motorola and Sprint have delivered us a bit of a throwback. The Motorola XPRT, released back in the early summer months of 2011, is now seeing its update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The positive is that Motorola and Sprint have not forgotten about those folks still locked into a two-year contract with the XPRT, an admittedly niche device. But we’re left with the question: why is this thing is just now getting upgraded to Gingerbread?
It’s true, most manufacturers would have abandoned software updates for the XPRT a long time ago, so we applaud the effort, but in today’s world its Ice Cream Sandwich (at least) or bust. Anything less feels underwhelming. XPRT users will no doubt appreciate the new software, but it’s interesting to see Moto still devoting resources to the handset.