I really think that Sprint wants to eventually send these out over-the-air (OTA), but maybe Samsung isn’t there yet. Sprint’s other Android phone, the HTC Hero, has received several small OTA maintenance releases.
The update leaves the phone’s firmware version on Android 1.5, but a future update to Android 2.1 is coming early Q2 2010.
For the customers who are not paying close attention (92%), Sprint will send out a SMS that notifies the user an update is available.
“SprintFreeMsg: Important software update required for your Samsung Moment. View instructions at www.sprint.com/momentupdate.”Text notificationSprint
This update CL14 includes:
- Network Assist GPS to allow indoor location fix.
- Updates to several third-party apps, including Visual Voicemail, NFL, NASCAR and Sprint TV.
- Change to Emergency Dial on lock screen.
- Hard reset available in recovery mode: remove and reinsert battery; press volume down, send and end keys until reboot option pops up; scroll to wipe data/factory reset; press OK.
- Various improvements to battery life.