||03-27-2015 03:02 PM
There is a 4.4 update
out for Gen1. These are the improvements it claims.
Bluetooth© Connectivity Improvements:
Enhanced Bluetooth phone connection stability
Enabled track information to be displayed for Bluetooth-streamed media including metadata such as song title, artist name and album title
More robust Message Access Profile (MAP) functionality to handle SMS reception and Text2Speech output
Media Connectivity Improvements:
Improved media connectivity for USB-equipped Apple devices, as well as streamlined device initialization and authentication process
Previous USB or Bluetooth media source playback now resumed after ignition cycle
I have a 2011 Gen1 with nav
and I just downloaded and installed the 4.4 update via USB stick. It took about 15 minutes, went pretty smoothly, and doesn't seem to have hurt anything for me. However, I haven't tested extensively. I'm hoping the MAP functionality actually works with my phone. My previous version could read text messages but any of my replies went to my own phone rather than to the person that sent the message to me. I don't use Bluetooth for any media functions, just phone/SMS, so the other improvements probably won't matter much to me.