T-Mobile began rolling out an OTA update for the Motorola CLIQ yesterday, but it was not the Android 1.6 update we had been hoping for. Instead, the update focused on bug fixes and the phone’s firmware version remains on Android 1.5. We first reported on the rumor that the CLIQ might be stuck on Android 1.5 and we have yet to see any new information to contradict that. Hopefully, this is the first of many updates coming to the CLIQ and it will eventually get Android 2.0.
Highlights of the update include:
- Longer Battery Life
- New Battery Management Feature
- Better Bluetooth
- Touch Screen Accuracy
- TTY Option
- Better Business Connections
- Improved Caller Connectivity
- Quick Office 2
- Accelerometer Enhancements
For more details on the recent update, see the official release notes from Motorola.
Our friend John Walton from DroidDog has uploaded a short video of the update process.
We also have some additional information about the CLIQ update from our contributor Justin Shapcott:
All the way back on November 2nd, we reported on a problem with the OpenGL ES implementation on the CLIQ. That story caught the attention of Motorola and and gave us a chance to work with Motorola to identify and document the issue. One month later, we are happy to report that this issue has been resolved with the recent OTA update that was shipped by Motorola and T-Mobile.
Eric Cloninger (Sr. Product Manager, MOTODEV Studio for Android) requested additional information from us, and we provided the necessary information and an Android project that exhibited the problem. With this information, Eric was able to get issue resolved with the CLIQ development team and the fix was released as part of the recent update.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Eric for taking it upon himself to go above and beyond his duties and help us to help CLIQ Users (and Android Developers) get through this issue.
If you have a CLIQ and received the latest update, please let us know your thoughts on it. I had to completely stop using my CLIQ because of the touchscreen and battery drain issues so I’m interested to see how it performs.