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HSUPA enabling update for the Motorola ATRIX 4G is starting roll out

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HSUPA enabling update for the Motorola ATRIX 4G is starting roll out
For the better part of the last 2 months, some Motorola ATRIX 4G owners have been baffled to find some less than stellar “4G” speeds with their handsets, but unknown to some of them, the handset is not enabled for HSUPA – the component that’s needed to get those so-called 4G speeds.

Spreading like wildfire, owners quickly voiced their disdain about the whole thing, especially when it's sporting the “4G” moniker in its name. Thankfully, AT&T has been receptive to their pleas and allowed a few select owners the opportunity of beta testing the OTA update.

Well, the day is finally here as the v4.1.83 software update is finally available for the taking – thus giving owners that much needed boost in speed performance. Aside from turning on HSUPA for the ATRIX 4G, there are other device improvements packed along, but we’d imagine that some will find it negligible since they're probably more focused about HSUPA.

Naturally, you can sit prettily and wait for that notification to pop up on your handset, but if you’re simply impatient, you can always go into the settings menu and initiate that manual update yourself. Let us know what kind of speeds you’re getting once you’ve installed it!

source: Motorola via BGR

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posted on 03 May 2011, 17:29

1. nacixem (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)

nice...just downloaded, let see what speeds i can get here in texas.

posted on 03 May 2011, 17:37

2. aztecalista (unregistered)

Well I've just downloaded on my atrix over here in los angeles zip code 90022 . I just did a speed test right now I got 6.34 mbps up and 4.34 mbps down with 3 bars of hspa+ .. is alrite still not as fast as my friends g2x on t-mobile he also just did a speed test right I saw it with my own eyes he got 11.22 mbps up and 9.21 mbps down with full bars and a 4g icon.

posted on 03 May 2011, 18:32

3. deadinside (unregistered)

Ok just downloaded the updated..using Speedtest before the update 620kbps download...65kbps upload...273ms ping..after the download 1176 kbps download...151kbps upload...238ms

posted on 03 May 2011, 18:32

4. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


posted on 03 May 2011, 20:35

7. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Well IT LOOKS LIKE i finally got my update 9:34 PM est time so i'll will do a speed test to see how fast my 4G speed is in my area if it is i mean

posted on 03 May 2011, 23:29

8. cheetah2k (Posts: 1739; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

Now we all just need GINGERBREAD!!!!

posted on 04 May 2011, 02:31

9. cj (unregistered)

i went to the settings menu and can't figure out how to do the manual update. anyone have more details?

posted on 04 May 2011, 08:44

10. deadinside (unregistered)

go to settings then about phone and click on system update

posted on 04 May 2011, 14:22

11. carlos (unregistered)

Um I did the manual steps since I haven't gotten any notifications and it says that check for update is not available or it takes like 5 minutes looking for updates in wifi

posted on 04 May 2011, 18:26

12. obnoxious9162775 (Posts: 32; Member since: 25 Apr 2011)

I got my update yesterday, runs great. Good improvement with upload speeds, but download is still not fast enough. I know it will be eventually when ATT gets their towers doing what they are supposed to doing. Did notice a significant longer battery life as well. So overall, I am pleased with the update, now I am waiting for Gingerbread. Come on Moto, get the ball rolling.

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