Even though most of their phones are still stuck on Android 1.5, we have to give Motorola some credit for their flow of updates to their T-Mobile lineup. The original CLIQ has received four updates since its release and now the CLIQ XT gets its first update.
T-Mobile has gone to extra lengths to ensure a problem-free roll out by performing public beta tests at their official forums. We like this new approach and wish more carriers would take note how T-Mobile is managing their OTA updates. Motorola even assigned a dedicated employee (Moto_Mark) to monitor the beta and respond to all customer feedback that came in.
Thanks to their advantage of an early start, T-Mobile has become one of the best carriers at successfully executing a software update for Android phones. Others like Sprint are still learning as 90% of their Samsung Moments are running a non-current software version. I’ll spare our regular readers from even mentioning the Droid 2.1 delays.
The 1.31.44 software update for Motorola CLIQ XT includes the following changes:
- Improves Overall Phone Performance
- Visual Voice Mail Enhancements
- Bluetooth® Audio
- Camera Correction
- Screen/Display Performance
- Text Messaging Improvements
- Touch Screen Enhancement
An upgrade to Android 2.1 is currently planned for Q2 2010.