Motorola Cliq XT gets update – Swype and performance enhancements

T-Mobile Motorola Cliq XT Android phone
T-Mobile Motorola Cliq XT Android phone

All this time we thought that the T-Mobile Motorola Cliq XT had been long forgotten, and now the Motoblur toting handset is getting an OTA (over-the-air) update. Apparently, it’s a pretty decent one at that, but don’t expect it to be Android 2.1 just yet.

The update for the XT come with the following features and fixes,

  • Overall phone performance: Users will notice a significantly improved overall performance and responsiveness to input requests, including: opening applications, answering calls, opening the Happenings widget, and downloading attachments and pictures within email.
  • Additional stability: Improved stability, resulting in fewer occurrences of unresponsiveness and/or programs quitting unexpectedly.
  • Bluetooth performance: Improved performance and connectivity with other Bluetooth devices.
  • Messaging: Prevents erroneous notifications that a message has not been sent. Also resolves MMS sending / receiving functionality issues in certain scenarios.
  • Touchscreen: Improved touch screen sensitivity and touch response.
  • Swype: Includes updates to the latest version of the SWYPE software, resulting in improved overall performance of the application.

Pretty decent update for a semi-decent phone. Love it or hate it, the pre-loaded Swype keyboard may be the best part of this update. Sure, performance enhancements are great, and the Cliq XT should definitely benefit from any performance boosts, but it’s not like we had any performance issues on the XT. Oh wait. It’ll be interesting to see just how much this update will boost performance.

As far as Android 2.1 (Eclair) is concerned, it’s still expected to hit the handset sometime late in Q3 or early Q4, so you won’t have to wait too much longer (hopefully).

So if you are somehow still holding on to the XT, expect the OTA to hit your handset soon. There will likely be a manual way to install the update soon for those who are impatient.

We’re glad to see that Motorola is still keeping up with their older devices. If you’ve received the update, how are you liking it so far? Is it all that it’s cracked up to be?

[Via: Motorola]

  • Richard Voght

    So Far So Good

  • G

    Finally. Installing now

  • Stacie(Newark/Chicago)

    I waited so long for this update and its not 2.1 WTF Im so tired of Motorola treating 6 month old handsets like trash! Wait until the next hot phone comes out… Update will take just as long b/c they want you to buy the newest handsets!

  • Leroy

    The writer of the article does realize we have already passed q3 and are already in q4 right?

  • Ryan T

    I don’t knwo why but my XT is the worst phone, as far as performace goes, I have ever had or used. Going from screen to screen is hell, very laggy. Texting is worse. This phone has too many problems.

    • Guest

      These phones are straight CRAP. Being a former iPhone user, these phone drives me CRAZY. So slow, crashes, doesnt load, wow, I miss iPhone. Kinda like the difference between Windows Vista vs. Mac OSX

  • Ryan T

    I don’t knwo why but my XT is the worst phone, as far as performace goes, I have ever had or used. Going from screen to screen is hell, very laggy. Texting is worse. This phone has too many problems.

  • Ryan T

    I don’t knwo why but my XT is the worst phone, as far as performace goes, I have ever had or used. Going from screen to screen is hell, very laggy. Texting is worse. This phone has too many problems.

  • Ryan T

    I don’t knwo why but my XT is the worst phone, as far as performace goes, I have ever had or used. Going from screen to screen is hell, very laggy. Texting is worse. This phone has too many problems.

  • Ryan T

    I don’t knwo why but my XT is the worst phone, as far as performace goes, I have ever had or used. Going from screen to screen is hell, very laggy. Texting is worse. This phone has too many problems.

  • Ryan T

    I don’t knwo why but my XT is the worst phone, as far as performace goes, I have ever had or used. Going from screen to screen is hell, very laggy. Texting is worse. This phone has too many problems.

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