Motorola ATRIX 2 gets its just desserts in the form of an Android 4.0 update

Motorola ATRIX 2 gets its just desserts in the form of an Android 4.0 update
Getting Motorola to pass out Android 4.0 to one of its older models is like getting Scrooge McDuck to lend you a dime. It just is not going to happen. But every one in a while, something good does happen and for owners of the Motorola ATRIX 2, a very good thing happened today to their phone. Motorola has updated the device with Android 4.0.

Motorola ATRIX 2

Motorola ATRIX 2

The update beings a gaggle of new features (as opposed to a google's worth) and includes Motorola's quick-launching lock for the impatient types with the Motorola ATRIX 2 in their hand. Of course, other features are included like like Face Unlock and the swipe away notifications bar. The Contacts application is replaced with People and this app shows a larger picture, more numbers and a status update for your loved ones, pals and business associates.

Now if only Motorola would take that good feeling they get inside from updating phones and decide to update some of those models they say are stuck in the world of Gingerbreadland.

source: AT&T

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  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1785 mAh(8.50h talk time)



1. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

at last..thanks motorola. but would have been much better if it was jelleybean update.

12. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

and guess that would be the end of the story for atrix 2 as well...:)

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They should have skipped ICS and roll out JB in like a month or two.

3. iliketech

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Hello Moto............... wow it's about time. This phone was supposed to be made with future specs for upgradability... It is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, so then what took soooooo long? But thanks anyway... How about just skipping this and give us JELLY BEAN!!!!! -- Hint - That's what we really want... The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has very similar specs as the Motorola Atrix 2 and I have that phone and it is very nice - running JELLY BEAN, ANDROID 4.1..... I am using my Atrix 2 for an mp3 player when I work out now. Because I gave up waiting for you. You know that - I don't know - 6 months or so the average person that is waiting for a upgrade maybe gives up and just gets the next best thing if they want to upgrade... and guess what $350 for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was a BARGAIN. Having said all that I do really like my Moto Atrix 2, it has a nice dial pad, and other features - I like moboblur too... Anyway, Moto just make a Nexus phone and we'll all be happy!!! I'm sick of waiting for an Android update and can bypass all the drama by getting a Nexus. Sorry for the rant.

4. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Why are you all complaining? Be glad that Motorola actually updated a phone that hardly sold.

9. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

One of the phones I have is a Photon >:-/ I don't plan on buying a Motorola again. The touchscreen is awful compared to the Samsung I had, and it tends to restart itself daily, and now I don't even get ICS.

13. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I dont know if it hardly sold but when it came out it was as good as anything else costing twice as much and now with this upgrade it is much better still. I was desapointed with Motorola new HD for ATT. It looks like the real new models went to Verizon and I will be jumping brand.

5. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

My Atrix really rocks now. It is so much faster! Everything is better not just the speed but it is the first thing you notice.

6. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

.i. Sincerely, Atrix 4G owner. (also SGS3 owner tired of waiting)

8. BomberXL

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

i mean, atrix 2 is the better than the first Atrix, but i honestly think a lot more people are rocking an Atrix 4g do the the fact that it was a powerhouse phone at release, which led to many people buying it, and now being overly concerned about the fact that moto jipped us on our ics update. im just hoping they see that there are true motorola fans out there waiting for their Atrix 4G to get upgraded. its upsetting... but what can i do about it... wait till my contract expires in another year... or have to dish out full price for a S3.... really... it was a nice way to lose Moto customers. i owuldent mind if they had announced originally they werent going to upgrade it, but when you get your customers hopes up, and drop a bomb, your $100 towards another one of your phones means complete crap to me.

7. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I phone owners bore me. It makes me laugh that they are now just upgrading to a 4" screen. Even this place wont put the Iphone 4 against the Note II because the Note II is so much better. They would have to give the Note II a higher rate. Further thoughts about the Atrix upgrade. This upgrade is like getting a new phone. 4G is better, the screen looks better, downloads are faster. I am getting a Note II (I have 2 phones) but right now I am just amazed

10. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Why would they compare the Note II (a not yet released phone) to an iPhone that's over two years old? Your statement is really dumb! On a side note (no pun intended), why the hell are you bringing up the Note II in an ATRIX 2 thread?? Fanboy begone!!

11. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

I meant the 5 of course. it should be obvious to anyone but Iphones fanboy

14. flavius.mcdroog

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

How long does this damned upgrade *take*? My Atrix2 has been chugging away for 5 hours now (after the download), and it still isn't done.

15. shandesilva

Posts: 105; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

wifi connection error?...took only one hour for me.

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