A few hours ago, we learned form HTC that users on AT&T were about to get Ice Cream Sandwich on their Vivid smartphones. Since then, AT&T has released its own statement, confirming today’s availability of ICS for the Vivid, and giving us an official list of the phones it plans to see upgraded to Android 4.0.
Much like the list released by Verizon at the beginning of the month, we’ve already heard a lot of this from manufacturers, but it’s reassuring to see things backed-up by carriers, as we all know how much influence they have over whether or not [...]
This week we’ve already seen Motorola send out soak test invites for the Droid RAZR — though the invitation might refer to the already leaked bugfix and improvement build 6.12.173 — and now Atrix 4G users are getting invites too.
According to the wording, Motorola Feedback Network members are now able to participate at an Atrix 4G soak opportunity. The pre-release update for AT&T Atrix 4G owners could be anyone’s guess: while some believe we might be seeing a pre-release Ice Cream Sandwich update, others consider we’re likely to face, like in [...]
Motorola is running its ads in the U.K. for the Atrix smartphone and is referring to the device as the world’s most powerful one. After receiving two complaints from Samsung Galaxy S II users that claim their phone is the fastest, the U.K. Advertising Standards Agency has banned the Motorola Atrix commercial.
The Agency told Motorola that the Galaxy S II has a faster processor but in its defense, the American phone-maker claimed that the speed of the CPU alone has nothing to do with a phone being faster than another. Additionally, Motorola stated that the Galaxy S II [...]
If you have a U.S. Motorola Atrix 4G on AT&T you already have it running Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the update was rolled-out for the phone around a month ago. If you live in Europe and thus own a Motorola Atrix you will have to wait a little bit more for Google’s latest.
According to the manufacturer, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update will hit European Motorola Atrix phone in the fourth quarter of the year. The status update says early Q4 which could mean October but as far as updates are concerned, there’s really no way in telling if that deadline will be [...]
An unknown Motorola Android has been spotted in China, showing off its AT&T branding and a design that’s awfully reminiscent of the Atrix 4G. Could Motorola be planning a hardware refresh for the model, are we looking at an all-new addition to AT&T’s lineup, or is something else going on here?
Despite the basic similarities to the Atrix, there are a few clear differences we can see in these pics. First off, the camera get a bump to eight megapixels, and now claims the ability to record video in 1080p. Along its edge, the position of buttons and ports is [...]
If you’re looking to pick up an Android on AT&T that’s running Gingerbread, your options are pretty limited; you’ve got the HTC Status, Motorola’s Atrix is getting its update currently, and now the carrier has access to Samsung’s Nexus S. That’s progress, sure, but we’re in the second half of 2011, where the coming approach of Ice Cream Sandwich is nearer to us in time than last year’s release of Gingerbread. If you’ve been stressing over if your Android will ever be getting an update of its own, the carrier is speaking up with [...]
Motorola Atrix 4G owners on AT&T have been waiting for an official Android Gingerbread update for quite a while now and they knew it was coming in July. Last week it even entered soak test mode and is now available for all.
It will bring you Google Android 2.3.4 with all of its goodies plus some more: enhancements to the picture gallery, to the music player, updated user interface with simpler home screen design, HD video playback in 1080p, and a whole lot more. What’s even more important is that the new ROM also brings you the possibility to side-load applications so [...]
Everyone is expecting the Motorola Atrix 4G on AT&T to get its official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update in July and it appears that it might just happen. The carrier is reportedly releasing a Gingerbread pre-release to 1,000 volunteers.
Rumor has it that the new update will not only bring Google’s latest and greatest platform to the phone but Motorola is also unlocking the bootloader — the unlocked international bootloader is already available. If the feedback is positive we should expect to see the official ROM refresh soon and that rumored July timeframe might [...]
An international version of the unlocked bootloader for Motorola Atrix 4G is now available through an Orange UK update released recently with support for the service. This release builds upon the existing leaked Gingerbread 2.3 ROM which includes a fastboot-unlockable bootloader, however that leak is only compatible with the USA based AT&T Atrix 4G and not international versions, while this new one comes from an official update, and is compatible with international devices. An official update is expected from Motorola enabling the unlocked bootloader soon, per Motorola’s [...]
With the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM leak came the news that the Motorola Atrix 4G, to get the refresh soon in July, will also get its bootloader unlocked straight from the manufacturer. It looks like you don’t have to wait for the update to be rolled out in order to have your bootloader unlocked.
The good folks over at XDA Developers have managed to find a way to unlock the bootloader on the Atrix 4G running Android 2.2 Froyo. Of course it’s a bit more complicated that what the official version will be as you have to flash a special SBF and then run commands [...]
Yesterday we told you that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Motorola Atrix 4G would probably coming soon, in July, and it would bring many new features together with the latest version of the Google Mobile platform.
BriefMobile, who got initial hands on with the leaked ROM, now reports that the update will not only bring the above mentioned but it would allegedly also grant you an unlocked bootloader. Motorola promised unlocked bootloaders for Android smartphones in late 2011 for new devices and hopefully retroactively as much as possible for existing ones.
We knew that Motorola had plans to update its Atrix 4G smartphone to Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a pre-release build has already been demoed running on the Atrix 4G. We can now see another Atrix 4G Gingerbread ROM leaked and tested and this time we have strong indications it will be delivered OTA to smartphones sometime in July.
According to BriefMobile who got their hands on the Gingerbread ROM, the update is imminent and will probably be rolled out in July, over-the-air. It brings Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, improved MotoBlur and the ability to sideload apps. Among other [...]
There were a couple of issues with the 4.1.83 update for the Motorola Atrix 4G — nothing that hasn’t been fixed already — and the latest version of Android, 2.3 Gingerbread has been already demoed on the smartphone and we know it’s coming soon from Motorola.
If you go to AT&T’s website you can now purchase the Atrix 4G for $99.99, that is with a two-year contract. For this price you get a dual-core Tegra 2 CPU clocking at 1GHz, a four-inch color display with 540×960 qHD resolution, front facing .3 megapixel camera and a five-megapixel main [...]
Previously we compared the Optimus 2x with the Galaxy S 2 to determine which dual-core device is better on a variety of metrics. In this video we continue our series comparing dual-core Android phones, this time with the reigning champ, the Galaxy S 2, and the Motorola Atrix 4G. We compare specs, RAM after start-up, speed of launching apps, web browsing performance, and more. We also run a bevy of benchmarks to see which device performs better when really put to the test.
As you can see in the spec comparison chart, the Galaxy S 2 looks better on paper with a faster-clocking [...]
Of course everyone know that Motorola is planning on updating the AT&T Atrix 4G to Android 2.3 Gingerbread since the smartphone manufacturer clearly made its intentions public last month. But when can you expect it and what will it bring?
The guys over at Briefmobile managed to get their hands on an alleged Android 2.3 Gingerbread build for the Motorola Atrix 4G. They’ve also made a video walkthrough of the ROM which will reportedly hit sometime this month or the next. Since the build is far from being public yet all we’ve got is the video embedded below. There [...]
The Motorola Atrix 4G 4.1.83 update unfortunately broke the functionality of some banking applications with is fresh certificates it brought, along with the fixes that improved data connection stability and speed.
It looks like Motorola has baked up a fix for all those that want to manage their finances while on the go, using their Atrix 4G. The Atrix Certificate Updater is up in the Marketplace and it should fix your issues with the banking applications. If, for some reason, after applying the update, you want to revert just run the application again. You need to have an Atrix [...]
The Motorola Atrix 4G update that rolled out recently, version 4.1.83, wasn’t all about fixing issues, like the data connection speed of HSUPA. It reportedly messed up some banking applications while preventing others from working properly.
The update included, among various fixes, some new SSL certificates which were meant to provide secure connections to servers. “We have found that the addition of the newer version of certificates affects all open sourced versions of Android in the same way that Atrix 4G was affected”, they say. Among applications [...]
Available in the U.S. for over a month now, the Motorola Atrix (4G in the U.S., sans 4G in Europe) was just launched in the U.K. on May 3 with carrier availability on Orange planned for today, May 4.
Andrew Morley, Vice President of International Marketing at Motorola, told ElectricPig when asked about plans for an Android 2.3 Gingerbread update that they “haven’t announced timings but we have announced plans for the intentions”.
The Motorola Atrix, despite its powerful internals, is still running Google Android 2.2 Froyo but plans for a Gingerbread [...]
Reports of the long-awaited update are beginning to surface from Motorola Atrix 4G users. This update reportedly adds HSUPA capabilities to the allegedly “4G-crippled” Atrix.
If you’ve got an Atrix, watch for update version 4.1.83 to be pushed to your smartphone over the next week or so, starting today. This update should include:
+ Data Speed Increased: speed at which data can travel on the network.+ Data Connection Improvements to prevent interruptions to data connection.+ Screen Improvements to prevent screen from freezing.+ Email Improved [...]
Just yesterday we told you about how to enable HSUPA on your Motorola Atrix 4G but if you are not the kind of user who’s into hacks, you’ll be excited to find out there’s an official fix coming from the manufacturer soon.
Motorola’s website features a page for a software update for the AT&T Motorola Atrix 4G (version 4.1.83) which, if applied, will “increase speed at which data can travel on the network” and bring “improvements to prevent interruptions to data connection”. Other fixes and improvements will be included for the [...]
The story is long and contains a lot of finger-pointing, but essentially the Motorola Atrix 4G came crippled by AT&T to not allow HSUPA upload speeds. Some have theorized this was to allow AT&T additional time to upgrade their infrastructure before opening the floodgates of all that “4G” traffic.
Users tired of waiting for AT&T to “fix” the problem now have another option and can unlock their upload speeds today!
The hack requires that you’ve rooted your smartphone, have a specialized tool or two, and have applied some modified [...]
Australian Motorola Atrix 4G owner Irwin Proud quickly discovered that it’s bootloader was locked after his purchase of the device earlier this year. In response, he formed a “Groubal” page to attempt to get the attention of Motorola and convince it that there is a large subset of users who wish to develop for the Atrix and cannot due to the immutable security.
The Groubal page has grown quickly, currently at over 8800 signatures since it’s inception on March 31st. Motorola has since taken notice, and has issued a response: “…It is our [...]