09
Apr
Motorola CLIQ

Those of you with a Motorola CLIQ will want to check your phone for new updates, as Motorola is rolling out version 1.4.8 to all users. Sure, it isn’t quite Android 2, but everyone loves bug fixes right?

The 1.4.8 update provides improvements to the phone's battery, touchscreen, and Bluetooth functionality.

The update can be installed over the air, which means you can get to it by going into Settings > About Phone > System Updates. You’ll actually need to install two updates, the second of which should be prompted. If is is not, just go to System Updates manually and grab it from there. Two restarts later and you’re up and running with the latest CLIQ firmware.

Here is the list of changes in this update, courtesy of Motorola (and by the way, we really appreciate such detailed change lists right after the release - take note, HTC):

Relocated “End Call” Button
The “End Call” key was relocated within the calling screen to reduce instances of unintentionally ending Active calls

Text Messaging
General improvements to text messaging - especially for longer message threads

Improved Battery Life
Enhanced battery performance

Improved Touch Screen Sensitivity
Improves the touch screen sensitivity and response of the device-including touch sensitivity for keys on or around the display borders

Improved Audio Quality for Calls
Enhances audio quality in certain scenarios in which users experienced issues

MOTOBLUR Set-Up Screen
Set-up wizard improved to make MOTOBLUR set-up for new users or those who have been prompted to re-enter information easier

Better Audio Routing
Repairs audio routing to prevent: spontaneous speakerphone activations during calls and the random occurrence of music playback through the earpiece instead of appropriate external speakers

Improved Caller Notification
Improves user interface performance-consistently notifying the user when a new call is coming in which reduces missed call notifications

Faster GPS Performance
Provides faster GPS performance for applications such as Google Maps, Geotagging of photos and other GPS functions

Support For Additional Windows Media Formats
Compatible with more media formats including .WMA and .WAV Windows media files

Bluetooth Improvements
Enables the user to listen to visual voicemail via Bluetooth and enables the Bluetooth car kit to sync to user's device therefore the car kit can display the names of incoming callers and download phone book contacts (calls can now be made from the car kit display and enables users to view the call history list from the car kit display)

SIM Card Management
Enables user to import, export or delete contacts individually or in groups

Additional Stability
Additional device stability reduces occurrence of unresponsiveness and/or programs quitting unexpectedly

The Latest Versions of Google Applications
Updated Google Mobile Services application provides access to the latest Android 1.5 compatible versions of Google applications such as Maps, Talk, YouTube, Market, and more

Updated Quickoffice
Adds the ability to view documents in Microsoft® Office 2007 format

 

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John Thompson
John's been addicted to technology ever since he tinkered with his first custom built PC when he was 10 years old. He's also the proud owner of seven Amazon Kindles, but only because he destroyed the first six.