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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48. Senozlu1 (unregistered)
Just last night I downloaded and updated both of my Atrix's and one of them died after updated AT&T will replace it at no charge.
Update actually went well I was not able to log on to my moto blur account kept saying clock is wrong on the device it would not let me log in I went to restart and never came back up (: same thing happened to surviving one I kept trying to log in without restarting until I got to log in it is working now.
Just be very careful when you are updating you Atrix.
And quite honestly I did not see much performance increase but it looks much much better and more futures..............
49. IEatApples (Posts: 66; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
Battery life is worse after the update. Smartbench 2011 benchmarks 3007cpu 2736gpu. The gpu score is slightly higher then what's achieved on froyo. Cpu is about the same maybe slightly higher if it scores consistently around 3000. Btw that gpu score is about 250 points higher then a gs2 overclocked to 1.5ghz. Tegra2 simply has the best gpu hands down.
54. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
you may want to try a factory reset, Ive heard its overall a better battery performance
56. Dougness (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Jul 2011)
Just a quick tip: those of you wanting the update right now, head on over to -http://direct.motorola.com/hel
lomoto/support/update/to get it going. Just did it, took 20 minutes. :3
59. Seth New Orleans (unregistered)
Atrix does not record in 1080i or 1080p. Only record up 720p. Ugh.
60. cj (unregistered)
Updated my Atrix. Best part is it is 2.3.4. Yes!!! I was worried it was going to be the more common 2.3.3.
62. Seth P (unregistered)
Update My Atrix directly from the Motorola Software Program to get 2.3.4 (Gingerbread). First glance, I love the UI. Its a very great improvement from the original Motoblur that came with the Atrix out-the-box. Screen animations are really good and snappy.
Pro's: Upgrade has applied some great stock app icons to the UI. You now have the TV Tube Sleep feature like the Nexus S. Not much Bloatware as well. The phone now as the ability to set profiles like Blackberry for work and pleasure. Unknown Sources option is available now. Motorola has carried over the ability to re-size widgets on the home screen. The status bar is now a dark blue (which is real nice) and the WIFI, signal, and network status have changed to the better as well.
Con's: Lock Screen now say AT&T right above the time, as well as the Status Bar. The dock of the new UI is slightly the same as Samsung's Touchwiz. I have experienced a little bit of lag switching from screen to screen and apps but nothing thats a deal breaker. There are no special or really amazing stock widgets available.
63. snowgator (Posts: 3556; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Thanks for the mini-review. I wish all PA readers did this on major updates. I trust user opinions more than most web-site reviews.
67. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 138; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
I would buy a second unit right away if
- the sound was any good (terrible and they can't fix that with a software upgrade)
- characters needs to be a little bick thicker. I am on google all the time..
I am going to wait and see if the iphone5 can be any better
As it is with this upgrade this phone is a near masterpiece
It is incredibly fast, faster than my laptop
I think it is future proof with such a fast processor and future upgrades
First cell phone worth paying for data