Motorola Cliq Update Details Leak

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It’s not really much of a secret anymore that Motorola is coming out with a maintenance update for the Cliq this week. Those of you really clamoring for details kinda sorta get some answers with the above image rather than just the usual broad “fixes.” We’ve already been told to look for improved battery life, touchscreen improvements, improved GPS tracking and other various fixes, including those stated below:

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

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  • Rex

    First! Sorry… will the key board lighting issues be fixed?

  • Zo000mFGGGGGGGG.! 2nd.!?!??!?! ahhhh.1`

    -_-

    Anyways, Good To See An Update Coming. Isn’t It Supposed To Get 2.1, Too.?

  • watbetch

    Since I’m new to Android and all, this update wouldn’t remove root access would it?

    • john

      erm, well root excludes you from it, not so much the other way around.

      • watbetch

        That blows

  • Ben Franklin

    This would be great news, but my Cliq’s keyboard totally crapped out on me today (besides the lighting issues which I’ve had for months). When I push a letter, it randomly does about 15 others behind it. It’s unusable! I’m a TMO rep and won the phone for free in a sales contest so I don’t have a warranty.
    It’s a shame too, it’s a great phone. The best in TMO’s lineup. The same phone, but with a larger screen, faster processor, and and OS upgrade would be the perfect phone. Oh, and one that’s not broken! :(

    • watbetch

      What? You don’t have a warranty because you won it?! Weird. Either way I think the keyboard lighting issues have to do with the fancy dual lighting for the alternate keyboard. Also.. I would be surprised if your replacement from T-Mobile didn’t develop the same problem.

    • torsh

      Yea my keyboard messed up on me a few weeks ago, I finally had time to call them. They said there wasn’t a known issue with thee keyboard, but they may be wrong.

    • john

      If you had php on there it would be covered though.

  • manus

    why are they removing imeem

    • Mike

      Because Myspace bought Imeem and shut it down. No need for the service anymore.

    • Rex

      Myspace bought it in December, and now only they have the rights to it… or something lol

    • timmyjoe42

      Myspace bought it and it no longer exists.

  • timmyjoe42

    18th. Woo Hoo! That’s tomorrow. w00t!

  • Rick

    They should let us remove other apps that we don’t use.

    • watbetch

      Like MyFaves and Mobile Backup..

  • Rick

    I have a question. If we have the 1st update that was leaked (1.3.8) or whatever that was, do we still get this update that’s coming out??? Does anyone know…..

  • Rex

    I’m sure, the leaked was still a bit incomplete.

  • mike

    come on release it already its the 18th

    • timmyjoe42

      Word!

  • David

    Yeah the keyboard issue sucks but it seems typical of motorola products. I have had motorola phones over the years and had problems with every single one. 6 motorola phones over 8 years and issues from keys sticking/not working, to screens going white or black, phone freezing, phone powering off, screen getting “lines” all over it, getting “unable to charge” or “invalid battery” chen attempting to chrge…the list goes on and on and I finally gave up on motorola products and went to nokia and samsung..no problems with any of them.

    • watbetch

      My Nokia Xpress music slider phone had developed a white screen. Samsung, I never really had any issues with.. but please, The Behold II sounds like a hot mess right now.

      • khaltz

        My girl got a behold II and it is cool. She loves it better than he SK08 Gecko. Its has so pros and cons much like all phones. I personally like it more than my cliq. Touch screen is better, but a little slow does crash nor shut down randomly like mine does. Next phone for me back to iphone hopefully with a tmo full support. I can dream can’t i? I’m not feelin android lately don’t updateas much and my cliq feels like a cheap slut.

  • adorable

    How do you know your phone got the 2.1? What does it do? Need a restart? LOL What?

    • timmyjoe42

      It’s not getting 2.1. Just a minor update.
      You should get a notification that an update is ready for your download. It will then prompt you for a do it now or later option. It recommends you have a 3G or wifi connection and a full battery charge or have it plugged in.

  • Rex

    Still nothing! Lol

  • Justin

    Has Any One Recieved it Yet?

  • InfidelCastro

    If it’s like the G1 a little message will appear on the screen asking you if you want to install the update. If you press no you can always change your mind later and go to menu / settings / about phoe / system updates. I’m surprised no 1.6 update with voice integration isn’t in this build, or is it?

    • timmyjoe42

      Not likely. I’m sure Moto isn’t wasting time going to 1.6 before 2.0, so they are just focusing on going straight to 2.1.

  • psn_fan

    yeah but 1.6 would be awesome right about now, 1.5 is garbage many i hate going to the market now because it looks freakn dull and im a little slow when it comes to directions i grew pretty fond of the navigation feature. I wish i never broke my G1 and i am regreting buying this phone. and to be honest 2.1 for moto is going to be an updated 1.6 its not going to have some of the cool features as the N1 as we seen whats going to happen with the droid. and on a little side note i dont expect to see the 2.1 update for the cliq until the new Cliq XT comes out, we have to suffer because of that piece of crap, the touch screen on this phone is crap i feel sorry for the people that get the XT because that sucker is touch only.

  • carlb

    I still haven’t gotten the update yet what is going on

  • Richard

    Anyone get the update yet?

  • khaltz

    Anyone got the update. Was is comming out today?

  • Heber

    HEY I GOT THE UPDATE!!!!

    NO just/kidding still waiting :(

  • Richard

    It maybe a time zone thing?

  • Richard

    Anybody want to start taking bets?

  • Richard

    I say 3:00 Central (US&Canada)

  • jwgizmo

    Where is the effin update?????

    • David

      It says on the 18th they will BEGIN to send the OTA, that doesn’t mean everyone will get it on the 18th!

      • Antonio

        Well when you put it that way..I’m kind of upset because I actually got excited about it….hm well there’s my piece of happy for the day..:/
        its fine though

  • timmyjoe42

    I think I got the last update around 3 or 4 EST. I would suspect it is coming from Motorola which has offices in the San Jose area not the Chicago office. The screen shot says PST.

  • heber

    NEW MEXICO here nothign yet

  • Richard

    IF not everybody will get it on the 18th. Have anyone seen it start yet?

  • Richard

    Or has anyone from Texas got the update?

  • bay

    Naw nothin yet n dallas

  • Corey

    Nada here in Colorado.

  • jkspike3

    ugh the anticipation is killing me!

  • Doctorpooper

    I got this update during the 15 min pre release…battery time is amazing but the other features u can hardly tell

  • menchi

    I still haven’t gotten the update and I live in dallas tx.

  • Jordan (cincinnati)

    No update here in cincy

  • mike

    *jeopardy theme music*

  • jake the snake

    nada in connecticut

  • timmyjoe42

    Someone on phandroid.com is claiming to have gotten it.

    • Don’t mean SQUAT unless you gots that screenSHOT!

  • Antonio

    My guess is that it’ll probably be distributed to everyone by Saturday…I wouldn’t expect it today though

  • Gil

    I got it!omgoodness!,, I just removed that imeem app.
    Kidding!:)
    What is going on? Still not gettin the update…

  • The only thing I care about in this update is the touchscreen bug: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nluXjwVxsGM

  • Michaelk803

    This sucks waiting. I am in California and I have been trying since midnight and still nothing. Maybe we all got fooled!

  • jorge

    Let’s all call motorola at 1-800-734-5870

  • jake the snake

    I just called they said they attempted to release it around 3 pm est and everyone should receive it by 9 pm est

  • jwalton

    test

  • KG

    Nearly 8:30 on the east coast and still nothing…

  • matb321

    Nothing in dayton,Ohio yet..

  • watbetch

    Unrooted and no update either

  • psn_fan

    Nothin here in Chicago

  • mike

    its a scam and 2.1 will also lol

  • microhaxo

    gypped!

  • Michaelk803

    Damn you Moto you got us again…we all got Moto Rolled..

    • pDragon

      MotoRolled, hahaaaaaa, I love it!

  • mike

    moto rolled rofl

  • microhaxo

    A guy at the local tmo store told me yesterday that the update would be coming out next week instead of today, i didnt really believe him because i saw the image posted up but maybe he was right?

  • mike

    i work at a corporate tmo store and we got no such information about that ^^

  • Scott

    Has anyone else tried calling them recently and seeing what they say now that its after 9.

  • phil

    I just got off with tmo and the tech said tmo released update today and I told him I still have received it he stated it should come straight to phone

  • seth

    The ota update for the cliq started today. Its coming its batches of ime bundles so it may take a few days or even tomarrow but it has started. So hold tight and with a few days a week the very very most you will have it. If you have more qeustions just ask syrus1979@gmail.com

  • seth

    Actually luniz1979@gmail.com sorry everyone about giving wrong email address

  • seth

    Sent right email maybe luniz1979@yahoo.com with any qeustions about the moto cliq

    • watbetch

      WTF

  • Heber

    Hey we do not getting the update because the update has bug is freeze hahah

  • khaltz

    Yeah just called tmo andriod support and they said it is listed for today the 18th, but no other info times wise and nor 2.1 either. Go figure 8:11 pm here and no word of update. He told me not wait for it will come and if it is out try powering of your phone.

    But where you hear bout a bug the freezes. Ain’t nothing different my phone freezes anyways. I want my phone to quit auto dialing.

  • Heber

    i was kidding guy after a big dessapointment a least i little sarcasms is no bad that all

  • DoLo

    11:36PM in Boston and still no update…calling it a night, thanks Motorola!!!

  • Shawn

    Hey everyone, the update for the CLIQ is here! There is no need to wait, just go to settings, about phone, and check for updates, it is there!

    • KG

      what part of the country are you in? Because we still have nothing and its 12:15am here on the east coast.

    • Rick

      Im wit KG…wat part da country u in cause its Feb 19th, 3:31am n I been going 2 check updates in settings all day n still nothing?

    • Jason

      The hell it is!!!!

  • Michaelk803

    Then where is your proof Shawn..

  • Adam

    yeah im on the east coast too and i havnt got anything yet. . . . gettin very annoyed with moto!

    • David

      Seriously, I don’t know what you guys are getting so upset about, the article clearly states it will BEGIN the 18th, it doesn’t say it will all happen on the 18th.

      • Michaelk803

        Bro cause no one has confirmed they have the update that is why..

  • Ktwist

    Here in San Francisco, 9:35pm Feb 18th and still no update. I went into the settings to do the manual update but I’m still getting the “your phone is up to date” message. Oh well, maybe we all will wake up with a surprise in the morning, my Cliq turns into a Nexus, haha!

  • AndroidCLIQ

    You can not expect T-Mobile to allow everyone access to the update at the same time. That would be a stupid mistake, as it would crash the servers.Be patient is is coming to everyone,but at a commonsense speed. T-Mobile is just being smart.

    • watbetch

      SUREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • timmyjoe42

      So few people own this so it couldn’t overload their servers. ;)

  • Victor Acevedo

    I am sooo tired of my cliq and Motorola already, the fact that my cliq is still brand new and there are phones that came out a month or so after with updated software that my cliq SHOULD have and yet does not is quite bothersome. Why make phones with the outdated system?! Why did the droid get the update before my cliq?! Why isn’t motorola up to speed with this kind of stuff. I will never buy a motorola product again after this. Why bother if they are gonna release the same product only better in 2 months. Have you guys seen the new cliq?! It has a flash.. really why doesn’t my cliq have a flash? When i first purchased my cliq at full price I thought,” sure its 450$ but motorola is a great company and they know what they are doing…NEVER AGAIN! Boo motorola, just boo!

  • Victor Acevedo

    BTW still no update and its 8:00am here in NYC… Booooooo, I don’t care what you guys have to say about the update b.s. first they said the 2.1 would most likely roll out in feb.. then march… im not even looking forward to 2.1 anymore. by the time cliq users get it the nexus will probably be at 3.1 along with the droid and behold 2….!?$?!?@$!@ Damnit!

  • phil

    From everything I have read and emails with moto and calling moto tech there is no update at this time and tried talking to tmo about it and they said it must be my phone. Smells like a bunch of bs and again no update thanks for the WRONG info again

  • Awais

    Wtf man I’m still how slow can tmobile be pissing me off. Its not even the 2.1 version, just a fucking a patch upsate ans they can’t even release it. Fuck motorola, HTC all the way!

  • carlb

    This is bull motorola doesn’t even care about the cliq how can u come with new phone with newer software before updating you very first they put more time into all the other device its like we just a got an android device that they just using as a test run we got the short end of the stick

    • KG

      Yea I agree, but if you think about it T-mobile did the same thing…they didn’t even “try” to advertise the Cliq, the one commercial it did have was pulled after 3 like weeks. It does annoy me that Moto would put its darling Droid on “Verizon” would be a priority over its first android phone….pathetic.

  • Rick

    I think diz iz all bs…..I checked da motorola site n how come dey have da first update n no kinda info on diz second update at all. Sum 1 has droped da ball n I think diz iz 1 da biggest rumors yet….no update iz all BS….N I don’t care wat people say its imposible 4 all diz people from all diff timezones 2 not have gotten an update yet so don’t make no excuses for tmo or moto.

    • watbetch

      DATZ WAT IM TLKIN BOUT.

      On a serious note, I want some answers as to why Motorola and T-Mobile announced this update and why NOTHING has happened. Not even a PEEP from Motorola, and they we’re the ones that said they would be tweeting when the update was ready for download.

  • phil

    I just spent over a hour on phone with motorola tech. They stated 1.3.8 won’t be released until on or about feb 22 and also that there is no indication or info if cliq will even get 2.1 now talk about bs this is rediculousget with the program moto and tmo

    • Rick

      C dat….exactly like I stated…..a bunch of bs…..I think tmonews shud get der facts a lil more betta as 2 whether itz a rumor or itz da real deal b4 dey post up on here.

      • David

        Once again, you are not understanding that NOT everyone will get the update right away. The image above is fact, its not a suggestion or a maybe, its fact that an update is coming.

      • watbetch

        T-Mobile’s own internal memo stated that we should be able to download the update by simply checking for it. It’s not happening.. OK?

      • phil

        Tmo is dazed and kunfused because moto has not even released 1.3.8 to tmo so how can they be pushing an update and fact is that NOBODY has received this from yesterdays supposed release but a few have the beta version the fact is that tmo jumped the gun and have no choice but to admit they @#$% up but hey not the first time

      • watbetch

        Then explain why Motorola stated the update would be dropping yesterday.

  • Rick

    Once again…..David go blow sumthing….u da only 1 dat doesn’t seem 2 get dat itz been 2 dayz n no 1 has gotten an update…..get it u effin moron…..NO 1. Haven’t seen any 1 yet post dat dey got an update so y don’t u juz get of tmos dik.

    • phil

      You say you are tmo rep then give us the truth there is no update yesterday or today but if fact it won’t be available until at least Monday and can you provide factual proof that people have received the update t mo released yesterday for the cliq I provide fact when I post comments and tmobile has no facts or proof ppl received 1.3.8 starting yesterday only the few that received beta version about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Tmo bit the big one on this go round

    • Rick

      Sorry David but I don’t feel like taking the time to write a complete sentence to try and explain things to idiots like yourself. I tried my best but your simple mind doesn’t seem to comprehand what I’m trying to explain to your simple little mind. How did you like that complete sentence. Now lemme c if I can make u undastand homie…. I kno da ota iz sent in packages homie but da fact iz dat even in da past updates eventho it took like a week 4 err 1 to get it even on da 1st day people wer already stating dat dey got an update. In diz update err single person iz saying dey haven’t got it not 1 person posted dey got update….hence….der iz no update….now do u undastand. Cause if u don’t den I can’t help u.

    • timmyjoe42

      Rick, David doesn’t owe you anything. He’s just giving you the news as he hears it. You can’t argue with the screen shot he showed. You’ll get the update when it’s good and ready. David isn’t the one delaying its release.

  • tooliguy

    Well if we want it done right then take the time needed. The fact that they (Motorola, T Mobile) care to update software/firmware is a bonus instead of being told to bad, buy another phone.

  • mike

    its funny how a stupid software update is making people get hostle

  • Steven Y

    SIMMER DOWN NOW!

  • MichMan

    Well, we got an update in December. We’re getting another one soon. Maybe another one when the CliqXT comes out (I hope so), and then Android 2.1 in Q2. That’s really not a bad update record. Every other month or so is way often enough to update my phone OS. There aren’t a lot of phones on Android 2.x yet, so I’m really not that upset.

    I knew it wasn’t coming this week when it wasn’t here yesterday. No way would I ruin my weekend by releasing an update on a Friday. Better to wait for Monday when everyone is fully staffed.

  • MichMan

    Seriously, Wikipedia lists 31 *shipping* android devices, only 3 of which are running 2.x. And one of those is only available in China. Chill peeps.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Android_devices

  • Takusan

    it’s 7:05 p.m. here in las vegas…. i just checked for the update, and i am downloading it now… paitience IS a virtue afterall… everyone will receive it soon, im sure, just be a bit more paitient.

  • carlb

    Yeah I just finish downloading it myself

  • Dave

    This isn’t new. I had the G1 when it first came out. I sat and waited (for what seemed an eternity) for cupcake 1.5, and then donut 1.6. It rolled out in batches. Usually when I least expected it to do. When I was at work, I remember. Folks, this isn’t a really big update. Most of the hype will be a let down. This minor fix will have no bells and whistles. 2.1 will be a nail-biter. This will be nice for battery usage and things under the hood. Think of it as running downstairs and opening your first Christmas present, only to find a pair of socks. Wow! They’re socks- who cares. That said, I would be a liar if I didn’t mention that I checked the update on my phone at least six times today. I hope they’re argyle!

  • AzR8RFAN

    Anyone else have problems with downloading the update? Didn’t install and now says there is no update available? Where can I check to see if it really took?

  • Victor Acevedo

    I still think they’ll drop a 3.0 update for the nexus before we get the 2.1 update…
    Seriously though this is the last time im ever buying motorola as well as t-mobile. My first disappointment was the Behold.. Im not even gonna start a discussion on that one. But now this?! F that. I may just try out verizon and go sailing with the map like on the commercial lol.

  • Victor Acevedo

    Nothing… Not one stinking update… That being said, David, I hope you drop whatever phone you have several times throughout the day. Once you do drop it, I also hope that you step on it causing you to slip into a pile of dog crap. This pile of dog crap does in fact have several worms and horrible horrible bacteria. Hopefully this bacteria causes some kind of lump in your ear that doesn’t let you use cell phones anymore… That being said I hate you very very much.

  • Gil

    I’m downloading the update now, Virginia..hope it will install successfully:)

  • Sharlie

    I just installed the update , has not been long enough to see if there are any improvements. But I love my phone other than the battery life so I dont have much to complain about. The update tried to come thru to my phone a couple nights ago and then they retracted it. But I think its all a go now unless your rooted.

  • so vibrant

    I used to be just like you, waiting for an upgrade on a garbage phone. But then came along the Samsung Vibrant. I love using all these new apps, and my live wallpapers are beautiful on this responsive 4 inch samoled screen. Do yourself a favor and ditch that moto pile of crap and see what you are missing. Btw, i have a moto cliq for sale. First person to fish it out the trash can have it