Earlier today, reports started coming in on the Motorola and T-Mobile forums that an update was being pushed out for the Motorola CLIQ. The new CLIQ software was version 1.3.8 and the release notes said it included “improvements to battery life, touch screen sensitivity, GPS tracking and more.” Users also reported they were able to uninstall some of the preloaded applications like imeem and TeleNav.
Several users who downloaded and installed the update found it was still using the Android 1.5 firmware. Motorola has announced they will release Android 2.1 for the CLIQ, but no time frame has been given. Based on what we are hearing from other carriers and handset makers, we do not expect to see an update to Android 2.1 till Q2 2010.
It appears the update was not quite baked, because Motorola has pulled it down for further testing. We found the following post explaining the situation on the official Motorola forums.
“Hi. I checked into this. A test version of the update was mistakenly enabled for a short time. It’s been taken down. The official update has not yet been released.”MattMotorola Forums
Hopefully, Motorola will certify the update soon and release it in the coming weeks. CLIQ owners might be waiting for Android 2.1 for awhile, but at least Motorola is still supporting the phone with improvements and fixes.
Idea: Hey carriers, it would be nice if you could maintain your own public database of your Android phones and their different software versions with release notes. Who wants to be the first?