Feb 18 AT 7:10 PM Taylor Wimberly 13 Comments

T-Mobile pushes out minor updates to Behold II and CLIQ

Consider this a tease. T-Mobile began a phased roll-out for two of their Android phones this week, but they are both still stuck with Android 1.5. The carrier plans to eventually have Android 2.1 updates, but those will not be ready till Q2 2010. In the mean time, customers can enjoy improved battery live, new boot screen animations, and Where’s Waldo.

Samsung Behold II

TmoNews is reporting the Behold II update should start rolling out between February 18th and February 25th. Customers who purchase the phone after February 26th should receive the update later, as it will be pushed weekly to new buyers.

Known issues solved:

  • Bluetooth error: Unable to Pair or Unable to connect device
  • Battery indicator may display more charge than the phone has
  • Holding menu opens keypad, but does not respond, now goes to contacts
  • Phone constantly vibrates
  • Memory card un-mounts and re-mounts intermittently
  • Music plays automatically when accessing the music player
  • Incoming emails do not show the return email address
  • Corporate emails stop syncing
  • Fix MMS, Messaging, and E-Mail issues

New additions:

  • Improved touch screen and dialer functions
  • Evernote application added
  • Where’s Waldo game added
  • Midnight Bowl 2 game added
  • Music Player auto-play upon launch corrected
  • “About” phone menu added to Settings, Quick List>Settings>About Phone
  • Boot screen animation change (now Samsung logo)
  • Delay reduction for proximity sensor while on a call
  • Battery icon status in notification bar now matches screen lock battery status

Motorola CLIQ

The CLIQ update will also begin rolling out today, February 18th. TmoNews obtained some leaked documents which have the release notes of the update.

Enhancements include:

  • Improved battery life
  • New Manage SIM card application
  • Support of .WMA and .WAV media files
  • Removal of the imeem mobile application (replaced by Slacker Radio)
  • Improved software performance and stability
    • Improved widget response
    • Decreased ‘force close’ error messages
    • Other various fixes

If you receive one of these updates, be sure to let us know how it performs.

Thanks to everyone who sent these in. We know how important updates are to you.

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  • http://Website lawrence

    Any idea what time the Cliq updates are rolling out. I’m in Seattle. Thanks.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      They were supposed to start today, but they normally go out in stages. It could be up to a week before it hits your phone.

  • anakin78z

    Ok, I probably shouldn’t care because I don’t have either of these phones, but it really irks me that they not only add apps in the update, but also remove some.
    Is it that they don’t think people know how to use the market (and are they right)? I guess it’s nice of them to give away some paid apps, but I occasionally like to make my own decisions. I liked the approach of the tmobile recommended apps better.
    Last I checked, the audio quality on Slacker was still crap (which is too bad, cause I like it on my computer).

    • http://Website emoo

      The only reason Imeem is being removed by the update is that the app is useless because the service no longer exists (myspace took it over then shut it down), and the app cannot removed otherwise. The system will not let you uninstall it.

  • http://Website dutch

    I guess I am the only one with a touchscreen issue,and phone not responding to the power button issue. Because absolutely nothing I thought was going to be in the update is there. Ok improved battery life is there but I am not very happy with the performance of my cliq. I mean 400 dollars and I have already had to return the first one within the 14 day grace period, which is rediculous, and now the one I’m stuck with doesn’t work properly. 400 bucks for a phone it should work flawlessly and wtf r we waitin for to upgrade android. Let’s get on the ball. In Q2 there will probably be a better version of android out b4 we even get the update.

  • http://Website Se7en2

    Does anyone know if those additional apps that they’re pushing can be deleted (specifically Where’s Waldo and Midnight Bowl 2)? Are they full versions of the games or just demos? I ask because the Behold II comes with a demo of Diner Dash that you can’t delete.

  • http://Website Larry

    Most of the time I enjoy this site. I like the design, the mobile site is great, etc.

    I just can’t shake the feeling that a lot of the headlines are designed to just get hits.

    Like this one for instance – They haven’t started pushing out the update yet. There’s been no official confirmation from T-Mobile or Motorola that updates have started rolling out yet. They said earlier in the week that updates were coming this week.. but didn’t mention exactly when.

    This is not the first time something like this has happened here and Android and Me. My typical expierience with this site: I get a really interesting headline on my Twitter feed, click through, only to find out that the story is mostly unsubstantiated conjecture.

    My 2 cents.

  • ericktrejo987

    well….at least they havent forgotten about us Behold II users

    cant wait for 2.1

    • http://Website George

      Oh yes they (t-mo) have forgotten about us. ….talked to tech support when I first heard this on here I’m mid February . …..t-mo tech had no idea about any such bug fix. She especially made it a point to say “THEY HAVE HEARD NOTHING OF AN ANDROID UPDATE FOR THE BEHOLD2……THE CLIQ (yes) BECAUSE OF MONEY THAT MOTOROLA LAYED OUT PROMOTING. Then proceeded to give numbers for Samsung and Google. …………where are you ppl getting your info??? to date the rep was right !

  • Prince77

    This article is and was some BS. I have the Behold 2 and I was waiting for a whole damn week and never got any type of bug fix. This is some real bull, how in the hell are you (T-Mobile and Samsung) going to say you are sending something out for a whole week and nobody gets it at all?? You can go to the T-Mobile Forums for the Behold 2 and read that there are a lot of people who haven’t received anything. I am really fed up with the service I am receiving from T-Mobile and Samsung for a phone that I have already replaced 5 times up to this date.

  • http://Website Jay

    @Prince77 … calm down, the OTA bug fix is legit. TMO is sending it out in bunches according to IMEI numbers. There are quit a few people who have already received theirs (I’ve seen it first hand). I’m waiting on mine as well but believe me it’s legit.

    • Prince77

      I am calm, but if they were going to do that then that is what they should have said. It’s pass the time frame they gave out. The problem is they should have never given a date and just said it is being released.

  • http://Website Spikeykun

    I really don’t like the fact they downloaded demos onto your phone for you. Moreover, you can’t delete the subpar aps so you’re stuck with these things you’ll never play or use. Mega frownie brownies for that.