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Motorola ATRIX 4G gets fed Gingerbread

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Motorola ATRIX 4G gets fed Gingerbread
Just the other day, we reported that the Motorola ATRIX 4G was undergoing a soak test for the Gingerbread update. The "World's Most Powerful Smartphone" must have passed the test as the OTA upgrade to Android 2.3 has begun. However, if you rooted the phone or unlocked the bootloader to download the beta version of the update, you will have to flash back to receive the OTA download, which is v.4.5.91.

The Motorola ATRIX 4G is now getting upgraded to Gingerbread

The Motorola ATRIX 4G is now getting upgraded to Gingerbread

Besides updating the Android OS build on the device, the upgrade brings a number of enhancements to the phone. One enhancement allows you to aggregate all your photos, your friends' photos and photo comments from social networking sites like Facebook and Picasa in one place, making it easier to view. A change in the UI of the phone makes the background white on menus to make them easier to view. An enhancement to the app tray will now allow you to divide your apps into groups to make them easier to find.

The update brings location based social networking to the ATRIX 4G, allowing you to find reviews from Yelp and Facebook in one place so you can see what people around you are recommending. FireFox 4.0 comes with an enhancement to the Webtop dock to make browsing using the accessory faster and easier. After the update, video can be viewed at 1080p. Groups can be made to divide your email into and a conference call can be set up with just one touch. Once you have downloaded the update, you will be allowed to sideload apps and there is an enhancement that allows you to dismiss one notification at a time.

There are a few more changes that you will notice from this OTA update. Click on the sourcelink for more information. In the meantime, there is a comment box below hungry for your words telling us your feelings about updating your Motorola ATRIX 4G to Gingerbread, and the enhancements that came with the update.

source: Motorola via AndroidCentral

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posted on 22 Jul 2011, 22:23

1. theo14461 (unregistered)


Downloading it now, this made my day!

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 22:24

2. nelsonl21 (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


Finally... about time

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 22:24

3. Eric (unregistered)


Just updated nice...

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 22:24 7

4. CitizenX (unregistered)


Phonearena, can you guys not use flash-based objects in your website. My iPad and iPhone can't view many of your phone pictures!

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 22:26 14

6. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


we Android users have no idea what you're talking about. xD

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 14:08

46. zeidof (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


loooooool

posted on 24 Jul 2011, 00:20 1

50. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I can view its just fine on my iphone. The iphone has flash just download skyfire. Anyway even in safari i can view it.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 22:25 1

5. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


now AT&T finally has a REAL high end Motorola Android phone. enjoy you guys! do some benchmarks for us! ;]

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 22:33 1

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


With 1gb of RAM I wonder how fast the device is now. I have heard it was pretty laggy.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 22:42

8. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yeah, Gingerbread is nice...just ask my yr old SAMSUNG CAPTIVATE....

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 22:54 1

10. DannKaiser (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Gingerbread is good.. Love my Incredible S.

posted on 24 Jul 2011, 13:33

55. The Devil (unregistered)


Yeah Gingerbread is great. My Nexus one loves it and Cyanogenmod.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 22:50 2

9. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Did it @ 10pm. Finally Motorola ATT you guys did something right for a change. Atrix worlds first dual core pbone now with sweet gingerbread. All it needs next is some Ice Cream. N its fast.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 23:33

14. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


actually the LG Optimus 2X was the first. :P

posted on 24 Jul 2011, 22:41

61. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


If you remember at CES Motorola have their conference first befor LG. LG just paid guiness book of records of being the worlds first dual core phone they announce their phone a week later.

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 00:53

64. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


um..LG was at CES with the Optimus 2X and it was rumored long before that. :P

posted on 25 Jul 2011, 03:05

65. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


what matters is LG LAUNCHED the first dual-core phone.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 23:51

17. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Would love to hear some feedback ^_^

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 23:10 3

11. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, that about settles it. Once T-Mobile is returned and next Friday rolls around, I'll be snapping up a 4G (shut up) dual core, GB of Ram, 16 G internal memory Gingerbread Android phone for 75 bucks.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 23:57 1

18. cheetah2k (Posts: 1596; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


My SGSII is way better I'm affraid..

Did they finally give the Atrix 1080p video recording??

And what about the rest of the world... Only AT&T has Gingerbread... f**k you Motorola.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 00:46 2

22. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Did you spend 75 bucks on your SGS II? :P

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 11:39

37. IEatApples (Posts: 66; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


get it for $25 on amazon.

posted on 23 Jul 2011, 03:45

28. lfyllarra1 (unregistered)


I have an unlocked Atrix from AT&t, I live in Venezuela and my service provider is Movistar, and I am downloading this update while I'm writing, so I can tell you it's not only for AT&T customers in the US

posted on 24 Jul 2011, 00:23 1

51. biophone (Posts: 1976; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


You have touchwiz sniggly has htc sense. Touchwiz is so bad ot makes me want to throw the phone against a wall.

posted on 24 Jul 2011, 02:18 1

52. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


TW4 is actually pretty great, you should see it in action. Sense on the other hand bogs down the phone too much and it's getting uncomfortably close to changing the entire interface.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 23:17

12. chevy (unregistered)


Hi phonearena, can you post brief review of the Atrix after the update along with the Benchmark score with screen shots.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 23:29 2

13. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


They didn't do it for the X, so unfortunately they probably won't do it for the Atrix either. Which is sad, because if it's anything like the X's update, it kicks total ass.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 23:34 1

15. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it's a little better since it has the power to support better visuals. it'll be more like what's on the Droid 3.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 23:50 3

16. IEatApples (Posts: 66; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


Atrix is king of all android phones. What a killer update. I love my phone.

posted on 22 Jul 2011, 23:58

19. cheetah2k (Posts: 1596; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


LOL. Put it side by side against an SGSII and the Atrix looks like a banana...

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