Motorola ATRIX 4G gets fed Gingerbread
0. phoneArena 22 Jul 2011, 22:02 posted on
Owners of the Motorola ATRIX 4G are excited as the device is being updated to Gingerbread as you read this; the OTA update adds a number of enhancements to the phone; if you have rooted your ATRIX 4G or unlocked the bootloader to load the beta version of the update, you will need to flash back...
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3. Eric (unregistered)
Just updated nice...
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!
6. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
we Android users have no idea what you're talking about. xD
50. biophone (Posts: 1900; 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.
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! ;]
7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3101; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
With 1gb of RAM I wonder how fast the device is now. I have heard it was pretty laggy.
8. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Yeah, Gingerbread is nice...just ask my yr old SAMSUNG CAPTIVATE....
10. DannKaiser (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)
Gingerbread is good.. Love my Incredible S.
55. The Devil (unregistered)
Yeah Gingerbread is great. My Nexus one loves it and Cyanogenmod.
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.
14. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
actually the LG Optimus 2X was the first. :P
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.
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
65. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
what matters is LG LAUNCHED the first dual-core phone.
11. Sniggly (Posts: 7301; 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.
18. cheetah2k (Posts: 1373; 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.
22. Sniggly (Posts: 7301; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Did you spend 75 bucks on your SGS II? :P
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
51. biophone (Posts: 1900; 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.
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.
12. chevy (unregistered)
Hi phonearena, can you post brief review of the Atrix after the update along with the Benchmark score with screen shots.
13. Sniggly (Posts: 7301; 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.
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.
16. IEatApples (Posts: 66; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
Atrix is king of all android phones. What a killer update. I love my phone.
19. cheetah2k (Posts: 1373; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
LOL. Put it side by side against an SGSII and the Atrix looks like a banana...
39. Niners13 (unregistered)
You probably don't even either phone. A banana...good one..SGS2 is nothing special....just overrated.
20. KANAN (unregistered)
Updated! My phone works a lot better now. Better keyboard, animations, stock apps, better everything. Amazon App Store finally! Looks like I won't be preordering an LG Thrill 4g
23. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Wow, you mean my one yr old had Amazon app store with FLASH, and Gingerbread...before the might ATRIX? You guys get Netflix yet?
24. tom (unregistered)
This update is amazing, it shows why android is such an amazing os an why it is so popular. Great job motorola.
25. Keith1977 (unregistered)
So glad the update finally has arrived... this has made an already incredible device even better!
26. Keith1977 (unregistered)
Update has made an already incredible device even better!
27. Officer RickyRozay (unregistered)
Huh! Just copped this from amazon for $25 last night. Bossss
68. jeff (unregistered)
Yes it can record in 1080 dp, go to the marketplace and download free LG Camcorder ,,, you can then go to settings and adjust it to 1080 dp
69. theplace2be (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)
yes it can record 1080, just go to the marketplace and install " FREE LG CAMCORDER" then go into settings and adjust to 1980x1080 ,,, works great and its free!!!
30. JordanCox (Posts: 21; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)
Ok so now that i have my Atrix with gingerbread it's amazing. Better than any other phone i have ever had and that's a lot of phones, including the iphone 3g, iphone 3gs, and iphone 4. I'm pretty sure this phone still has a lot of life left in it. Idk if this is the best phone but it certainly is an amazing phone :)
31. Man2006 (unregistered)
I need help, I recently bought an Unlocked Atrix from Amazon.com but I'm worried that if I update to Gingerbread it becomes locked again. Is this possible or I shouldn't worry about it?
53. protozeloz (Posts: 5394; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
does yours shows the ATT logo? is it ATT branded? if so then worry not. updates wont lock your phone to your carrier again
32. BeastEator (unregistered)
I got the update last night and i have been playing with it, and it's SO FAST! no more Mr. Laggy. Its better than anything else there is out there, hadns down. and the battery is better now too, and it was already good before
35. JUGGERNAUT JONES (unregistered)
This is absolutely awesome!!!
36. Jj82 (unregistered)
Has anyone noticed slower download speeds after the upgrade?
38. brianp88 (unregistered)
anyones phone turn off different now? when i lock my screen, it turns off like an old tube tv by the image shrinking to the center and there is a grey line there before the screen turns off. it never used to do that before upgrading.
41. Sniggly (Posts: 7301; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
That's the effect on the Droid 3, so yes. It's completely on purpose.
43. brianpop88 (unregistered)
ok. thanks man. i was just making sure cause it didn't do that prior to the update and i was wondering if something went wrong.
44. Sniggly (Posts: 7301; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I understand. I wouldn't have known if I hadn't seen it on the Droid 3 while playing with it. It's just Motorola's way of saying "aww, yeah, we're pimpin now!"
47. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
yeah, i liked it when i saw it on the Nexus S and i thought it was going to be a Gingerbread thing but i didn't see it anywhere else but on the Nexus so then i thought it was just a Nexus thing and then along comes the Droid 3 reaffirming that it's actually a Gingerbread thing. i hope i see it on more devices from now on. it's a nice aesthetic touch. (:
58. Dougness (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jul 2011)
Yeah, mine too. Just another image effect I guess.
66. OhYeahMaaaaan (unregistered)
I played with that for hours! Coolest thing ever! Lock,unlock,lock,unlock! Apple can't touch the old school tv power down
40. Carlos (unregistered)
Can anyone help me please?? Everytime i go to check for updates it says "check for updates is not available at this time", but when i put it on wifi it takes for ever!!! for it to pick up any updates when i check, for system updates. Can anyon help me please, so i can install this faster.
57. Dougness (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jul 2011)
@Carlos, try wifi only, or go to:http://direct.motorola.com/hel
lomoto/support/update/for the Motorola update helper - it will walk you right through it (if you have access to a PC).
42. android_21 (unregistered)
you can also delete all of at&ts preloaded apps!!
45. gregor (unregistered)
Can somebody tell me if the Atrix with the Android 2.3. update will not have any more problems with any VOIP software and you can make easy VOIP phone calls.
Because in the old situation neither VOIP nor Skype software works on Motorola Atrix!