Motorola released a two part OTA update for the AT&T Backflip. Unfortunately, its not a new version of Android. It's a maintenance update, consisting of enhancements and bug fixes for the Backflip. In other Motorola news, thanks to some research done on Charm's specs, we have reason to believe that Motorola might be upgrading the hardware in their future entry level phones.
AndroidCentral wrote up a list of changes coming to the Backflip with the update:
- Improved Text Messaging: General improvements to text messaging - especially for longer message threads.
- Improved Display: Color and clarity improvements to the display.
- Camera Correction: Repairs random occurrence of camera application quitting while in use.
- Bluetooth Improvements: Better audio and connectivity to Bluetooth headsets.
- Removes Size Restrictions for Ringtones: Ringtone files no longer have size restrictions.
- Improved Network Connection: Improves overall connection to the 3G network.
- Better Performance of Android Market™ Applications: Improves performance of downloaded applications from the Android Market™.
- Improved Stability: Additional device stability reduces occurrence of unresponsiveness and/or programs quitting unexpectedly.
- Improved Battery Life: Improves battery performance when battery is fully drained and charging.
- Improved Streaming Audio & Video Playback: Repairs rare instances of streaming audio and video interruptions that have resulted in device powering off-and-on.
Phandroid adds that users "can get all the details and instructions on what to do once your phone receives its update notification by heading over to Motorola’s page on the matter."
Here is the page from Motorola clarifying the update.
AndroidandMe did a little investigating with the specs of Motorola's new Android-powered smartphone, the Charm. Apparently, this entry-level smartphone's processor got a bump in the processor to the level of phones "like the Droid, Nexus One, EVO, Droid X, and the Samsung Galaxy S lineup."
What's more, the amount of RAM is double that of the original Droid, and that thanks to all the higher end hardware, the device should have the muscle to run Flash 10.1. With the rumors that the device might release free in a back-to-school deal, AndroidandMe and I feel that the Charm is one entry level Android phone that shouldn't be overlooked.
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