Atrix 4G Headed for July Gingerbread Update

Filed under Rumors by Kenneth Pennington on June 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Atrix 4G Gingerbread Release Date

Atrix 4G Gingerbread Release Date

When we last checked out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Atrix 4G, we slated it for a late June to July over-the-air release date. Now, it seems that AT&T and Motorola are closing in on a final Gingerbread build for the Atrix that will be available via update some time in July. The July update will be the third over-the-air modification from Motorola and AT&T since the February release of this dual-core superphone.

The update will bring Android 2.3.3 to users on AT&T with a new and improved Motorola Blur skin. Sideloading will be enabled as per AT&T’s new ruling on the issue. Of course, Motorola’s packed some major features into this update including, but not limited to: overscroll glow, application grouping, re-built main applications, downloads management, an improved camera, better power management, a re-done keyboard, and some nifty new animations. The device’s new version of Blur looks a lot like the Droid X’s recently obtained update.

We recently checked out a newer Gingerbread build on the Atrix 4G numbered Build 4.5.47. The smoothness and relative buglessness suggest that a final build is not far from reach. Still, we’re looking at 2.3.3 for the July launch without the added Google Talk video chat capabilities from Android 2.3.4. We imagine Motorola will bring those to the Atrix with a future update in August (or perhaps September).

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Atrix Gingerbread Build 4.5.47

Atrix Gingerbread Build 4.5.47

9 Responses to “Atrix 4G Headed for July Gingerbread Update”

  1. Gerald Onyango says:

    really excited for this, glad you liked it and I definitely can’t wait to get the update on my atrix. 

  2. juniorsgv says:

    great, why not just give us the friggin 2.3.4. oh ya that’s right. at&t can’t handle google video. grrrrr

    • Guest says:

      seriously, so lame if it doesn’t. there are rumors that it’s getting 2.3.4 though after all so we can  still hope

  3. Nick Morello says:

    Darn, I was under the impression that you guys had believed we would go straight to 2.3.4, but I guess that isn’t the case.  There is a modified apk of the Google Talk that works with 2.3.3 though, right?

  4. Jose Yong says:

    better hope for custom ROMs than AT&T giving us 2.3.4

  5. Mike79 says:

    What about Bell Users?…

  6. PhxBlue says:

    Maybe this update will make me get my Atrix out and dust it off.

  7. mikeGsays says:

    PERFECT, thanks for the review, can’t wait for this update!  The fastest phone out just keeps getting faster with an unlocked bootloader and kernel modifications….. 

  8. wingedgenius says:

    In the world of engineering, you cannot switch to the latest version of anything unless you want something to break. Everything must be vetted for any and every specific system that update is for. That’s why you see all sorts of devices just now being released with 2.2. Why do you think Duke Nukem took so long to release? They kept switching to the latest and greatest engine available and engineers had to keep relearning commands on each new system.

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