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Motorola Atrix 4G Confirmed For Android 4.0 Update!! Here's What To Expect

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#1 RoyAlugbue

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:41 AM

Motorola has just confirmed many of it's devices will be getting that coveted Android 4.0 software. While some doubted the Atrix 4G would get ICS, I stood by confidently and stressed many times that the OG Atrix would get the big update--- after all it's still one of the faster phones on the market, has the Tegra 2 dual-core chip which is almost built for some of ICS's advanced features such as hardware acceleration and of course, indirectly has Google's "direct" backing now. As you all know, the Atrix is one of most MOTO devices featuring the MOTOBLUR custom user interface enhancement. It's not my favorite UI, but it's something I have to deal with as an owner of the device--- whether I like it or not.

Motorola has stressed the update would come in Q3 so we have a few things to expect. Motorola owners remember very well that the much-anticipated Gingerbread 2.3 update came in Q3 of 2011--- so we can expect the update to arrive by the end of June at the earliest or in the middle of July at the latest. Also, there are a select group of Atrix 4G owners who are part of the soak testing program--- that is they beta test software normally week in advance before Motorola unveils the final update to the masses. Motorola will have to tweak the basic Android 4.0 code, slap on the MOTOBLUR UI skin on top, get certifications from AT&T, have the soak testers test the software in order to ensure any possible bugs are cleaned up before the final update is unveiled to the masses.

It's my understanding that Android 4.0 will GREATLY enhance the overall performance of the Atrix 4G. As owners know all too well, the MOTOBLUR UI from Froyo and now Gingerbread is sluggish to say the least. The software is painfully choppy and clearly not optimized for the powerhouse of the device. Of course a lot of owners threw on a launcher skin such as Launcherpro or ADW and noticed the UI is smooth and fluid like butter. Android 4.0 with the MOTOBLUR UI won't be fluid as some launchers out there, but you can expect the newest iteration of Android to take FAR less resources and also take advantage of the hardware acceleration, which will help with transitioning from screen to screen or scrolling up and down.

If you're an Atrix 4G owner, what do you think? I'm just throwing in my two cents, but I am VERY excited about this. Now there's no need for us to throw on a ROM or prematurely upgrade our phones. :-P


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#2 BeaSStMaster

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:23 AM

I look forward to the upgrade, although it might lag behind here. (Bell Mobility in Canada)
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#3 justinthomsony

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

Well, it's really good to know about Motorola Atrix 4G which one is confirmed for Android 4.0 Update. We all know the capability of Android operating systems mobile devices. It really goes to viral in people. The regarding information really enhances my amount of knowledge about that one.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

Haha yes it is great indeed. :) I'm actually curious to try out CM9 on the Atrix, but may hold off until I see how MOTOBLUR interacts with ICS. If it's improved then I will stick with the official update. But if it's laggy like how the previous MOTO updates have been with FROYO and Gingerbread... It's custom all the way!

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#5 Stacy Bruce

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

Ahem... Roy, may I suggest AOKP before CM9!? Way more features and advancements in my opinion :-)

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#6 matthewdroid023

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:51 AM

Thanks for telling the first 4 g android phone.I have read full article which you have shared about Motorola Atrix 4G.I will be taking this phone as early as possible.

#7 dane795

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:07 PM

I hate what google did with the menu/home/back/search buttons in ICS but other than that it's good to have ICS available. I'll stick with cm7.2 though, it's as close to perfect as a mobile OS will get in my opinion.

#8 zhangyamysaga

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 10:40 PM

I am looking forward to upgrade too ! Please make me disappointed.



#9 babus

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:40 PM

Any news on the update?







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